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Vascular surgery

For more than 60 years, our Trust has led the way in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting blood vessels, arteries and veins.

Based across Charing Cross, Hammersmith and St Mary’s hospitals, our vascular surgery service has an international reputation for clinical and research excellence – particularly in treating carotid artery diseases, conditions affecting the aorta and venous disease, including varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis.

Imperial Private Healthcare’s vascular unit comprises eight consultants, as well as vascular surgeons, radiologists and vascular scientists – all specialists in advanced vascular disease. They manage the full spectrum of issues, from strokes to more common vascular disorders.

For patients with varicose veins, thread veins and deep vein thrombosis, Imperial Private Healthcare offers endothermal treatments in vascular surgery – namely laser or radiofrequency ablation, where heat is absorbed into the body to destroy the vein – as a less-painful option than surgery for these conditions.

The team is involved in cutting-edge research in this field. All three sites have modern vascular labs with state-of-the-art technology, including the UK’s only purpose-built system for robotic endovascular surgery.

Dr Foster, an independent assessor of healthcare outcomes, consistently ranks the vascular unit as one of the best in the UK. Private patients have the added reassurance of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust’s backup services, including St Mary’s Hospital’s 24-hour services for regional vascular emergencies and national complex aortic vascular diseases.