Patient Information

An information resource on vascular surgery and conditions managed by vascular surgeons, information contained on these pages has been prepared by surgeons. The information in these pages are for general educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for a consultation with a health practitioner.

Arterial Diseases & Treatments

These articles relate to vascular diseases affecting the arterial circulation. This can affect almost every organ in the body. However, three areas that are commonly affected are the arteries to the leg (PVD), aortic aneurysms, and carotid arteries supplying the brain.

Aortic aneurysms

Aortic aneurysm screening

Popliteal aneurysms

Strokes, TIAs and carotid surgery

Asymptomatic carotid disease

Bypass surgery

Intermittent claudication

Amputation surgery

Venous Disease & Treatments

These articles relate to vascular conditions that affect the veins. Most common area is the legs.

Varicose Veins

Radio Frequency Ablation & Endovenous Laser Ablation for Varicose Veins

Surgery for Varicose Veins

Sclerotherapy Treatment for Varicose Veins

Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT)

Chronic Venous Insufficiency and Leg Ulcers

General Information

Atherosclerosis – Hardening of the Arteries

Assessment of Vascular Disease

Angiograms and Angioplasty

Thrombolysis for Peripheral Vascular Disease


Vascular Access Surgery for Patients with Renal Failure