Blood is pumped away from the heart in arteries and returns via the veins. This ‘circulatory system’ is essential for providing organs with essential oxygen and other nutrients they require to function.
Problems arise when blood cannot flow smoothly through this system. Vascular surgery is a branch of medicine that specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of blood vessel disorders. Vascular surgeons are the experts that specialise in providing a range of treatments, including surgery, to maintain the function of the body’s circulatory system.
Vascular Surgery at the Royal Free Hospital Private Patients Unit
Here at the Royal Free Hospital Private Patients Unit (PPU) we offer a wide array of vascular services, provided by our multidisciplinary team of leading specialists. The PPU combines the convenience, comfort and personalised attention of a private hospital with the very best state-of-the-art services, technology and professional experience expected from a top London NHS teaching hospital.
We are unique in that all of the profit that is made each year is reinvested back into the NHS services at the Royal Free Hospital trust, and this contributes to the world-class care that our hospitals provide.
Conditions we treat
Our specialists and their teams are trained to provide a high standard of care for a variety of vascular problems, including:
What we offer
Our vascular surgeons are trained to perform a wide array of treatments and procedures, in conjunction with our expert multidisciplinary team of specialists:
Meet our consultants
We work with leading experts who are all supported by the expertise of a multidisciplinary team. Our specialist team of doctors and surgeons includes: