Our vascular surgery department offers treatment for arterial, venous and lymphatic diseases. This includes:
carotid artery disease (an important cause of strokes)
aneurysms of the abdominal or thoracic aorta. An aneurysm is a bulge in an artery caused by weakening of the artery wall
peripheral arterial disease
lymphoeodema - a chronic (long term) condition that causes swelling in the body's tissue. Oedema, or lymphoedema, resulting from causes other than cancer are seen by the vascular team at St Thomas'. Cancer related lymphoedemas are seen by the lymphoedema team at Guy's.
We have a national and international reputation for clinical excellence and innovation. Our state-of-the-art endovscular suite allows us to provide minimally invasive endovascular surgery (where the vascular disease is treated from inside the blood vessel). Endovenous laser treatment is also available for varicose veins.
Our ultrasonic angiology department offers non-invasive diagnosis of vascular problems.
Within the hospital, we have a large number of intensive care and high dependency beds as well as a vascular ward bay, which all provide excellent care after surgery. Our consultants offer 24 hour on-site cover for vascular and cardiothoracic surgical and radiological emergencies.