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Dr Nirmal Kakani

Consultant Interventional Radiologist

Veincentre Shrewsbury Veincentre Liverpool & Veincentre Chester

NHS Base: Manchester NHS Foundation Trust

GMC No: 5196408

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Nirmal Kakani is a Consultant Vascular Interventional Radiologist at Manchester Foundation Trust (MFT) in Manchester. He has been a consultant since 2008. He joined Veincentre in January 2022 aiming to start the Shrewsbury Veincentre.

His experience covers many areas of vascular/nonvascular intervention and minimally invasive vascular surgical therapy. He specialises in complex aortic intervention, primary liver cancer treatment, DVT treatment, critical limb ischemia, portal venous interventions, cardiac radiology and is a part of the above teams in MFT.

Following his surgical training in Cambridge he trained in Plymouth as an Interventional/Cardiovascular Radiologist and did his Interventional fellowship training in Canada. Following his fellowship, he worked in Canada for several years before joining as a consultant at Manchester Royal Infirmary where he currently works as a vascular Interventional radiology consultant.

His wide breadth of research experience includes work on using CT scanners in cardiac imaging, liver cancer treatment, robotic applications in treatment of primary liver cancer, using drug coated technology in improving blood flow as well as complex revascularisation techniques in the legs to help heal ischemic changes. He has been instrumental in successfully applying for several large research grants for liver cancer research and continues to publish on the above topics.

He is a keen educator and is involved in training interventional trainees and has worked with Manchester University to deliver training across Europe. As part of CIRSE and BSIR he has been involved in training and education across UK and  Europe.

In his spare time, he is a passionate cyclist, a model train collector, music and a novice DIY enthusiast if it involves power tools!

Professional Summary
Current Post Consultant Interventional Radiologist
Hospital Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
GMC Number 5196408
Qualifications MBBS
Specialities Interventional Radiology
First Year of Qualification 1995
Languages Spoken English, Telugu
Registered with Health Insurers To be updated
Member of Royal College of Radiologists
Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh
British Society of Interventional Radiology
Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe
European Board of Interventional Radiology
Other professional interests • Complex aortic aneurysm management
• Thoracoabdominal aneurysms management
• Visceral Aneursysms
• Interventional Oncology
• Venous disease and Varicose vein treatment
• Vascular Liver interventions and portal vein interventions including TIPS and Islet cell Transplant
• Thoracic aortic aneurysms, thoracic dissections
• Peripheral Vascular Disease – Investigation, Medical, Radiological and Surgical Management
• Percutaneous Vascular Access – Dialysis line, Hickman lines and Port
• Radial Artery access for Intervention
• Prostate artery embolisation


Dr Kakani’s Veincentre Clinic Sessions

Veincentre Liverpool
Thursday: 9.00 – 17.00
Veincentre Shrewsbury
Friday: 9.00 – 17.00
Veincentre Chester
Alternate Saturdays: 9.00 – 17.00

Dr Kakani works at Veincentre on the above days. If you book an initial consultation with Dr Kakani, all your future appointments will be with Dr Kakani throughout your treatment journey. As such, it is important to note that if you opt to go ahead with treatment this will be undertaken with Dr Kakani on the above days, dependent on the clinic location (as will all future follow-up appointments).

Occasionally Dr Kakani may open up a list on another day, especially during our busy periods, however we cannot guarantee appointment dates on any other day than the above days even if a previous appointment was on a different day. If you are unable to attend one of Dr Kakani’s dates and hence wish to switch consultants, you will need to attend and pay for a new consultation with another consultant prior to any treatment being undertaken. Please take care when choosing which consultant/date to book.

Please note that due to holidays Dr Kakani may not be available every week.

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