Miss Nung Rudarakanchana

Miss Nung Rudarakanchana

MB BChir MA (Hons) (Cantab), PhD (Cantab), FRCS (Gen Surg) (Eng)

Consultant in Vascular & Endovascular Surgery

NHS: London North West University Hospitals NHS Trust
Private Practice: The London Clinic, Wellington Hospital, Clementine Churchill Hospital

Special Interests:
  • Varicose veins, spider, thread and reticular veins, superficial venous insufficiency (Endovenous laser ablation, sclerotherapy)
  • Deep venous thrombosis, post-thrombotic syndrome, deep venous insufficiency, May Thurner syndrome (Venoplasty and vascular stents)
  • Pelvic congestion syndrome (Pelvic vein embolisation);
  • Peripheral vascular disease (Angioplasty, vascular stents, lower limb vascular bypass)
  • Aortic aneurysm and dissection (Endovascular aortic repair, open aortic surgery)
  • Diabetic foot management including complex wound management
  • Carotid artery disease and vascular TIAs or stroke (Carotid endarterectomy)
  • Lymphoedema
  • Vascular risk management
  • Vascular access
  • Foot ulcers, leg ulcers, venous ulcers, leg swelling
  • Renal and intestinal vascular disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vasospastic disorder, Raynaud’s syndrome
  • Cervical rib, thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Arteriovenous malformation AVM
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Synopsis

Miss Rudarakanchana has supervised BSc and PhD degrees. She is published widely and acts an invited reviewer for the British Journal of Surgery and the European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery. She has designed and delivered courses in endovascular skill training, both nationally and internationally and is a trained educational supervisor. She is a member of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and the British Society of Endovascular Therapy. She is the Vascular Lead for the NHS London Diabetic Foot Network and holds a Masters in Healthcare Finance and Management.

Miss Rudarakanchana was appointed at London North West University Hospitals in 2019. Her clinical interests include aortic aneurysm and dissection, peripheral arterial disease and diabetic foot management (including complex wound management), carotid artery disease and TIAs/stroke, venous disease (including varicose veins, pelvic congestion and post-thrombotic limb), lymphoedema, thoracic outlet syndrome and women’s cardiovascular risk management. She undertakes both open and endovascular procedures, including complex endovascular aortic repair and lower limb angioplasty.

History

Miss Rudarakanchana qualified in 2004 from the Cambridge University MB PhD programme and was awarded the Lewin Prize in Surgery. She won numerous scholarships and fellowships during her PhD research in vascular cell biology, including the Magdalene College Donaldson Bye-Fellowship and the British Federation of Women Graduates Spurgeon Scholarship.

She underwent higher surgical training in London, during which time she gained specialist training in open and endovascular repair of complex aortic disease at St Mary’s Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital and completed an Advanced Endovascular Fellowship in lower limb arterial disease and diabetic foot management at St Thomas’ Hospital.

She was appointed as a NIHR Clinical Lecturer in 2011 at Imperial College, developing interests in endovascular skills training using immersive virtual reality simulation, optimization of endovascular surgery through procedure rehearsal, the use of cerebral embolic protection devices during endovascular aortic repair, and the metabonomics of aortic disease. Her current research projects include the use of nutrigenomics to reduce cardiovascular risk. Research programmes associated with these interests have generated half a million pounds in grants and won prizes in the UK, Europe and the USA.

Publications

In Prevention of Spinal Cord Ischaemia after Open and Endovascular Thoraco-abdominal Aneurysms Repair. Edi Ermes Publishing 2019

Biomarkers of spinal cord ischaemia

Perera A, Martin G, Rudarakanchana N

In the Oxford Textbook of Vascular Surgery 2016

Acute upper limb ischaemia

Rudarakanchana N, Cheshire NJW

In Vascular and Endovascular Controversies, Charing Cross Symposium, BIBA Publishing 2015

Threshold diameter for intervention of the thoracic aorta is unknown

Rudarakanchana N, Powell JT

In the Oxford Textbook of Medicine 2014

Peripheral arterial disease

Rudarakanchana N, Powell JT

In Vascular and Endovascular Controversies, Charing Cross Symposium, BIBA Publishing 2013

Advanced hybrid suite imaging is the key to surgical advance

Rudarakanchana N, Ferris M

10th Symposium on Endovascular Therapeutics 2013

Virtual reality and robotics update in AAA planning and treatment

Rudarakanchana N, Van Herzeele I, Hamady M, Cheshire N

Multidisciplinary European Endovascular Therapy Congress 2013

Team based training for endovascular treatment of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm in a virtual reality environment

Rudarakanchana N, Van Herzeele I, Hamady M, Cheshire N

Controversies and Updates in Vascular Surgery, Minerva Medica 2010

Compression vs no compression after endovenous ablation of the great saphenous vein

Berland T, Rudarakanchana N, Kabnick LS, Chasin C, Sadek M, Rockman C, Maldonado T, Cayne N, Jacobwitz G, Lamparallo P, Mussa F, Adelman M

Controversies and Updates in Vascular Surgery, Minerva Medica 2010

Vein thrombosis induced by laser or radiofrequency

Sadek M, Kabnick LS, Berland R, Chasin C, Rudarakanchana N, Rockman C, Maldonado T, Cayne N, Jacobwitz G, Lamparallo P, Mussa F, Adelman M

Vascular and Endovascular Controversies, Charing Cross Symposium, BIBA Publishing 2010

Why there are long delays between symptoms and carotid surgery in the UK

Rudarakanchana N, Halliday A

Vascular and Endovascular Controversies, Charing Cross Symposium, BIBA Publishing 2009

The management of asymptomatic carotid disease – a medical therapy arm is essential. Against the motion

Rudarakanchana N, Halliday A

Vascular Surgery 2008 Conference Monograph

Last results of ACST-1

Rudarakanchana N, Halliday A

In STEP Workbook 2007. Royal College of Surgery England Publishing 2007

Venous disease

Rudarakanchana N, Davies AH

Vascular Access Simplified. Eds: Davies AH, Gibbons CP. TFM Publishing 2007

Complex vascular access

Rudarakanchana N, Davies AH

Venous Disease Simplified. Eds: Davies AH, Lees T, Lane I. TFM Publishing 2006

Quality of life in patients with varicose veins

Rudarakanchana N, Davies AH

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