Vascular Surgery (Blood Vessels)

The Vascular Team offers treatment for:

  • Aortic aneurysms (swelling of the main blood vessel in the stomach) – this can be with an endovascular stent (through small incisions in the groin) if suitable or through an open operation.
  • Carotid disease (narrowing of the neck arteries) – this is to clean out the artery to reduce the risk of future stroke.
  • Peripheral vascular disease – this is the blockage or narrowing of the arteries to the legs or arms causing pain or gangrene. This often requires imaging using an angiogram and can usually also be treated this way. Sometimes it can require bypass surgery and occasionally can end up in amputation.
  • Varicose veins – these can be treated by foam sclerotherapy, endovenous laser therapy or surgery depending on suitability.

Endovascular Theatre at Sunderland Royal Hospital


Information Leaflets

Ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy

Your guide to looking after yourself after surgery


Key Contacts

Clinical Director
Mr Steve Holtham – 0191 565 6256 ext 42162

Directorate Manager
Mrs Dawn Youssef – 0191 565 6256 ext 41961

Denise Simpson – 0191 565 6256