Mr. Max Mahendran

Vascular Surgery


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Mater Private Network, Suite 4, 3rd Floor, Citygate, Mahon, Cork 021 419 5003

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Areas of Expertise

Aesthetic sclerotherapy. Endovenous laser surgery. Sapheon closure procedures. Ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy.


Education & Experience  

Mr. Max B Mahendran is a vascular surgeon. He is a specialist in phlebology, dealing with diseases of veins. He qualified from Medical College in 1988 from Chennai University of India. He underwent basic surgical training in the United Kingdom from 1991 and graduated with surgical fellowship from Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He moved to Ireland in 1995 to continue higher surgical training. He had trained in specialised surgical units in colorectal surgery, hepatobiliary - liver transplantation and thoracic surgery, before continuing on to specialise in vascular and endovascular surgery. 

Mr. Mahendran has worked in Cork University Hospital & South Infirmary Hospital Cork, Cavan General Hospital and St. Vincent’s Hospital, Mater Hospital and St. James Hospital in Dublin. He joined the St. James’ Vascular Institute in 2002 to specialise in vascular and endovascular surgery involving arterial and venous diseases. He also worked in vascular surgical units in Mater Hospital and University College Hospital Galway. 

He was appointed to the post of senior lecturer in vascular surgery at National University of Ireland Galway and developed the endovascular training programme for the Western Vascular Institute. He has also served as a director on the board of Western Vascular Institute. He was instrumental in developing the PVD clinic and the venous ulcer clinic at University College Hospital Galway. 

Clinical Research & Professional Memberships  

Mr. Max B Mahendran first set up the specialist phlebology practice at Shanakiel Hospital, Cork in 2007. He trained under Prof MacKay in Florida, in minimally invasive venous procedures and was first to introduce the endovenous laser ablation procedure for varicose veins in Cork. He also trained with Prof. Tessari from Italy in the foam sclerotherapy technique for varicose veins. Being a member of international societies in phlebology, dedicated to management of venous diseases, he is able to deliver cutting edge advanced management options to patients such as endovenous laser therapy, ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy and micro-incision phlebectomy in treatment of varicose veins. The minimally invasive procedures avoids painful groin incision and stripping of the truncal veins. These techniques can be applied to all age groups and to patients with medical co-morbidities. In younger patients, this offers quicker recovery and in older patients, a chance to remove painful venous problem causing phlebitis and ulcers without major surgery. The interventions offered are patient and disease specific to best fit the patient’s need, lifestyle and associated conditions.

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