Vascular surgery is the speciality that deals with conditions affecting the arteries and veins.
St Joseph’s provides a comprehensive vascular service including the diagnosis, management, and treatment of venous and arterial disease.
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is caused by a build-up of fatty deposits in the arteries which restrict blood supply. It can affect any organ in the body but usually affects the legs.
Our eminent consultants are dedicated to delivering personalised care within the first-class environment for which the hospital is renowned.
Vascular surgeons also see and treat patients with varicose veins. Varicose veins are superficial veins of the legs, which have become swollen, tortuous, and visible. Varicose veins are very common and vary in size.
Veins in the legs have valves that allow blood to flow back to the heart against gravity. There are two main systems of veins in the legs - the deep veins which carry most of the blood back up the legs to the heart, and the superficial veins. Failure of the valves increases the pressure in the veins when standing. This excess pressure leads to the dilation of the veins, the appearance of varicose veins, and the symptoms of superficial venous insufficiency.
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