Vascular Surgery

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:

  • Aneurysms
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Varicose veins
  • Deep vein disease
  • Stroke
  • 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.