A vascular surgeon diagnoses and manages conditions affecting the circulation, including disease of the arteries and veins. A vascular surgeon uses treatments that range from non-invasive procedures to complicated surgeries. They treat all parts of the vascular system apart from the heart and the brain.
Endovascular surgery is a minimally invasive surgery and can be performed under local anaesthetic. It involves making a small incision in the skin and passing a catheter into a blood vessel at the target site. A range of endovascular techniques are used to unblock, repair or re-route blood vessels.
A vascular surgeon treats many different conditions including:
- Carotid artery disease
- Varicose veins
- Deep vein disease
- Diabetic foot disease
- Pressure sores and complex wounds
- Peripheral arterial disease
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Vascular tumours
About our vascular surgery expert, Paul Flora, Consultant Vascular Surgeon
Mr Paul Flora is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at St Barts and Royal London NHS Trust, a leading London teaching hospital. He holds an Honorary Consultant position at Queens Square Hospital. He has 15 years’ experience in endovascular and advanced laparoscopic, or keyhole, surgery for a variety of vascular problems and was the first surgeon in the UK to perform the Barostim procedure for the regulation of hypertension.
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