Professional background

Mr Obi Agu is consultant general vascular and endovascular surgeon at UCLH.

Obi studied medicine at University of Nigeria, and trained in general surgery, vascular and endovascular surgery in North Thames rotation and University College Hospitals. Obi has a specialist interest in endovascular management of complex aortic disease and is a regular speaker and trainer in endovascular techniques for aortic aneurysms and endovenous therapy. He was vascular research fellow at Royal Free Hospital, and awarded a Master of Surgery for work on the haemodynamic and histological changes in venous disease.

Obi is a fellow of the Royal College of surgeons, the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland, and the International Society of Endovascular surgeons.

Research interests

  • Endovascular repair of aortic aneurysms and dissection
  • Endovenous laser therapy for varicose veins
  • Carotid artery surgery under local anaesthetic for stroke prevention 
  • Vascular malformations
  • Leg pain and lymphoedema
  • Management of excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
  • Smoking cessation and wellbeing


Agu O, (Editors: Syed I, Keshtgar M)  EMQs and Data Interpretation in Surgery (Vascular). Publishers: Hodder Arnold Health Sciences, London 2007

Agu O, Baker DM, Seifalian AM. Effect of graduated compression stockings on limb oxygenation and venous function during exercise in patients with venous insufficiency Vascular 2004; 12 (1): 69-76

Agu O, Ackroyd JS. Crush syndrome after isolated abdominal crush injury in flood water. Journal of Trauma 2002 Aug; 53(2): 378-9

Agu O, Hamilton G, Baker DM, Dashwood MR. Endothelin receptors in the aetiology and pathophysiology of varicose veins. European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery 2002 Feb; 23(2): 165-71

Agu O, Hamilton G, Baker DM. Graduated compression stockings in the prevention of venous thromboembolism (review). British Journal of Surgery 1999; 86 (8): 992-1004

Agu O, Derricott J, Preston A. Anatomy & complications of femoral injecting, 2006 Educational DVD for Exchange Supplies & Harm Reduction Service, Dorchester, Dorset, UK