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Private Vascular Surgery at One Healthcare

Private Vascular Surgery at One Healthcare


Vascular surgery is a surgical sub-specialty in which diseases of the vascular system, or arteries and veins, are managed by medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures, and surgical reconstruction.

Types of Vascular Surgery


The main types of vascular surgery treated in the hospital are endovenous ablation and varicose veins surgery.

Endovenous Ablation


Endovenous ablation (or EVA) is a means of treating varicose veins. Varicose veins are enlarged and twisted veins in the leg. They tend to run in families and are made worse by pregnancy and if you do a lot of standing. Veins in your legs contain many one-way valves to help the upward flow of blood back to your heart. If the valves fail to work properly, blood can flow in the wrong direction causing varicose veins. The operation is performed under a general anaesthetic, local anaesthetic or spinal anaesthetic. The operation usually takes about 45 minutes.

Laser ablation – Your surgeon will insert a catheter (tube) into the great or small saphenous vein. They will pass a laser fibre through the catheter and up to where the saphenous and deep veins meet. Your surgeon will use laser energy to cause the saphenous vein to close.

Radio-frequency ablation – Your surgeon will insert a radio-frequency ablation catheter into the great or small saphenous vein. They will use radio-frequency energy to cause the saphenous vein to close.

Varicose Veins Surgery


Varicose veins are enlarged and twisted veins in your leg. They tend to run in families and are made worse by pregnancy and if you do a lot of standing. Veins in your legs contain many one-way valves to help the upward flow of blood back to your heart. If the valves fail to work properly, blood can flow in the wrong direction, causing varicose veins. The operation is usually performed under a general anaesthetic. The operation usually takes 20 minutes to three hours. Your surgeon may disconnect the superficial veins from the deep veins in your legs through a cut on your groin or the back of your knee. They will probably make many small cuts along the length of the varicose veins and remove them. Often the main varicose vein is ‘stripped out’ using a special instrument.