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Our hybrid theatre suite, is equipped with high quality imaging equipment.
It opened in April 2013 and has allowed us to offer you pioneering minimally invasive vascular procedures for the treatment of aneurysms, aortic dissection and to improve the blood supply when there are blockages in the arteries.
We have operating lists in the hybrid theatre every day of the week.
As well our hybrid theatre we have a second operating theatre that has operating lists every day to give us the capacity to do all the other vascular operations we need to do.
We have 50 inpatient beds for vascular surgery at St Thomas'. We currently have two vascular wards:
Our specialist, skilled vascular nurses staff both wards, with a wealth of experience in caring for patients with vascular problems.
In addition to the ward nurses we have three clinical nurse specialists who can help with your care and provide any information you might need about your procedure and your discharge home.
Day case veins unit
This unit specialises in treating patients with varicose veins using minimally invasive techniques such as radiofrequency ablation, endovenous laser ablation and ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy.
These treatments are done as ‘walk in–walk out’ procedures, are very straightforward and do not require a general anaesthetic.
Established in 2007, our day case veins unit has transformed the way we treat and manage patients with varicose veins (please note: not all patients are eligible for treatment of their varicose veins on the NHS).
Vascular ultrasound / ultrasonic angiology
The department has an excellent vascular ultrasound service providing diagnostic services, graft surveillance and AAA screening and surveillance programme.
The department is run by Dr Soundrie Padayachee, with five full time clinical scientists and two trainees. There are scanning rooms located at both Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals.
Amputee rehabilitation unit
We opened a new 12 bedded rehabilitation unit in July 2013 for adults who have undergone major amputation. It's located at Lambeth Community Care Centre in Kennington, south east London.
More information about the amputee rehabilitation unit.