About our vascular surgery service
Our vascular surgery department encompasses outpatient, inpatient and emergency care.
Our excellent team of Consultants are supported by registrars in training. There is a close working relation with the Royal Free Hospital were the arterial surgeries are performed. The Consultants cover all general vascular pathology and are further specialises in open and endovascular complex aortic care, deep venous and lymphoedema treatment.
Conditions we treat
- Benign including inflammatory bowel disease
- Large and small bowel cancer
- Perianal benign conditions: hemorrhoids, anal fissure, fistulas
- Diagnostic Colonoscopy
- All abdominal hernias
- Gallstones, pancreatitis
- Complex abdominal wall hernia
- Feeding stoma insertion (combined with Endoscopy service)
- All benign perianal conditions
- Skin and subcutaneous lesions - lipoma, cysts, pilonidal disease, other miscellanea
- Acute cholecystitis and gallstones pancreatitis (laparoscopic)
- Appendicitis in adults and children (open and laparoscopic)
- Diagnostic laparoscopy
- Abdominal traumatic / non traumatic bleeding
- Gastric, duodenal and bowel perforation surgery (open and laparoscopic)
- Small bowel obstruction (open and laparoscopic)
- Complicated diverticular disease (obstruction, perforation, bleeding)
- Complicated (bleeding, perforated, obstructed) bowel cancer (open)
- Complicated (incarcerated, strangulated, etc) abdominal hernia (open)
- All Abscesses urgent surgical treatment
- Urgent abdominal lymph node biopsy, peripheral lymph node biopsy, temporal artery biopsy
- Other trauma and conservative emergency surgical conditions treatments
How to prepare for your visit
If your surgery is planned
Elective pathways: comprehensive outpatient appointment, both remote and face to face, followed by all outpatient or inpatient investigations and pre anaesthetic appointment. Admission as elective day surgery or inpatient surgery. Depending on the conditions, this may be followed postoperatively in the community by the general practitioners or by our specialists in the hospital.
If your surgery is unplanned or an emergency
Emergency pathways: comprehensive and multidisciplinary inpatient assessment and investigations, followed by inpatient urgent surgery and postop or by elective pathway as needed. Postoperatively the follow up in the general practice setting or with the hospital’s specialists, depending on the conditions.
Refer a patient
The trust actively encourages GPs to make hospital appointments via the E-Referral system (eRS), formerly known as Choose and Book. This is because:
- It provides an immediate appointment to the patient by the time they walk out of their appointment. There is less chance of referrals going missing as it is a paperless system. It provides greater convenience to patients so that they can choose when their appointment takes place. Providing this choice reduces the chance of DNAs in hospital.
We are pleased to announce that our online Directory of Services has recently been updated so it should be easier than ever to book a patient into one of our outpatient clinics online.
GPs can make appointments via E-Referral during their consultation.
Should a convenient appointment slot not be available, please note that the trust automatically receives a list of all patients that require booking on a daily basis. The trust has a dedicated team to ensure that these patients are booked in for their hospital appointment as soon as possible.
Our referral centre team is more than happy to resolve any immediate issues you might have with E-Referral and work together to make the system more convenient for you. They can be contacted via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet our team
- Miss Anna Prent, Consultant Vascular Surgeon
- Mr Chung Lim, Consultant Vascular Surgeon
Where to find us
- Colorectal, General Surgery, Upper GI and Vascular outpatient Services are based in Clinic 6 - Level 1.