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Vascular services

Leicester's hospitals are a comprehensive provider of Vascular Surgical services. Clinical performance which regularly tops National League tables is combined with an International reputation for teaching and research. Our seven Vascular Surgery Consultants (3 of whom are Professors) lead a multi-professional team.  We are proud of the quality of care delivered on our dedicated vascular ward at Glenfield Hospital.

By working closely with five X Ray specialist Consultants, we offer key-hole surgery for aortic aneurysms and blocked arteries in the legs.

Stroke doctors at our hospitals have a daily clinic for  "mini strokes". Some of these patients need urgent surgery on blocked neck arteries to the brain. Leicester's hospitals are an acknowledged expert provider of this operation.

Our surgical work is crucially supported by dedicated vascular anaesthetists and a fully equipped Intensive Care Department.
   
The most modern ultrasound scanning methods are provided by our vascular technologists in the vascular studies unit. This team is nationally reknowned for their skill and research, and allows the diagnosis of circulation problems without needles or radiation!
    
40% of vascular problems occur as emergencies. UHL offers round-the clock, 365 days a year Consultant - provided care.

Related links:

The Vascular SocietyUniversity of Leicester department of cardiovascular servicesThe Vascular Anaesthesia Society of Great Britain and IrelandThe Society for Vascular Technology of Great Britain and IrelandSociety of Vascular Nurses

Patient Information Leaflets:

Below is a list of the majority of procedures undertaken in Vascular Surgery, together with leaflets explaining more about each procedure, providing advice on preparing before the operation and aftercare.  

If you would like to receive this information in another language or format, please contact the Service Equality Manager on 0116 258 4382