We provide a specialist vascular service treating such
conditions as varicose veins and aortic aneurysms and cases of
vascular injury and trauma.
We also provide an emergency service for ruptured aneurysms and
cases of vascular injury and trauma.
Patients admitted to hospital for elective and emergency
treatment receive high quality care.
Inpatients are admitted to University Hospital North Durham or
Darlington Memorial Hospital day case procedures are carried out at
Bishop Auckland Hospital and Shotley Bridge Hospital.
Specialist staff support the service - specialist nurses and
Vascular surgery is a speciality of surgery in which diseases of
the vascular system or arteries and veins are surgical
Conditions treated by vascular surgeons include: varicose veins
thread veins circulation disorders of the upper or lower limbs and
aneurysms carotid disease surgery to prevent stroke.
Common conditions treated include abdominal aortic aneurysm
Claudication TIA/ Stroke prevention (carotid endarterectomy)
critical limb ischaemia and varicose veins.
We offer specialist nurse led claudication clinics and rapid
access carotid endarterectomy via the TIA clinics.
We perform aneurysm repair using both the open and endovascular
route (EVAR) and treat peripheral disease using both endovascular
angioplasty and stenting and bypass operations where required.
Patients with suitable varicose veins can be treated either with
traditional operation or VNUS (endovascular radioablation).
We provide a tertiary service for hyperhidrosis offering botox
treatment local surgery and sympathectomy.
All consultants are members of the Vascular Surgical Society of
Great Britain and Ireland and part of the National Vascular
'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient
ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough
- could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'
Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community