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Vascular Surgery

The Vascular Surgical Team has excellent radiology and medical physics support. Consultant Radiologists provide a variety of interventional procedures, including balloon angioplasty and intravascular stenting.

Diabetic patients with foot ulcers are jointly cared for by the Vascular Surgery Team and the Consultant Diabetic Physicians.

A wide range of elective surgical procedures is available for patients with arterial disease affecting the upper or lower limbs. Elective surgery for abdominal aortic disease, including aneurysm, is provided on site. Thoracoscopic sympathectomy is also available.

Varicose vein surgery is well established, with all patients undergoing pre-operative Duplex scanning to minimise the risk of recurrence.

The Trust participates in a multicentre vascular on-call rota to ensure that all emergency vascular admissions have prompt access to a specialist consultant vascular surgical opinion, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.