Vascular surgery

Our vascular unit looks after people with conditions that affect the blood vessels, or circulation.

On the vascular unit, there is:

  • an ultrasonic angiology department which diagnoses vascular problems
  • an Endovascular Suite, which gives treatment
  • a Hybrid Theatre, which is for complex surgery

We're the hub of the South East Thames Vascular Network.

We provide emergency and planned vascular services to people living in south east London and west Kent. We work together with King's College Hospital. Our network hospitals include:

  • Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust (Lewisham Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich)
  • Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust (Darent Valley Hospital and Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup)
  • Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust (Tunbridge Wells Hospital).

We treat complex aortic disease specialising in endovascular and open surgery for aneurysms and aortic dissection.

We're a leading unit in the management of diabetic patients with vascular disease. We support our network hospitals diabetes services through the diabetic foot network.

We have a specialist interest in the management of deep venous disease.

We have an emergency vascular clinic at Guy's Hospital.



Our team is made up of:

  • surgeons
  • radiologists
  • doctors
  • nurses

Consultants in the vascular unit:

Health information

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) open repair surgery

Research and clinical trials

Research is vital to improving the care that you receive when you are unwell. You can help improve healthcare by taking part in research studies at our Trust. During your appointment, ask your healthcare professional about research. They will be happy to tell you about research studies you could be eligible to join.

You can also email [email protected] for more information.

Contact us

Phone: 020 7188 0766 or 020 7188 7355


[email protected]

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Location: Sarah Swift Ward, 9th floor, East Wing, St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH

Opening times

Our inpatient service is open 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Our emergency vascular clinic is open Monday to Friday, 8am to 5.30pm.

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