Peripheral vascular disease is a condition affecting the body's vascular system where arteries become narrower and consequently blood flow is reduced. We invited leading consultant vascular and endovascular surgeon Mr Mohamed Abdelhamid to explain what factors make someone at high risk of developing the condition and what role exercise can play in preventing, and even reversing, the development of peripheral vascular disease.
Peripheral vascular disease is a condition where blocked arteries restrict blood flow, causing cramp-like pain in the legs and, in some patients, pain in the feet while resting. In this article highly esteemed consultant vascular and endovascular surgeon Mr Mohamed Abdelhamid gives expert insight on the condition's symptoms and diagnosis as well as treatment options.
Varicose veins, swollen veins which are dark blue or purple in colour, can affect people's confidence and make them self-conscious. Treatment is widely available but unfortunately is not always successful and can leads to recurrence of the varicose veins. In this article, renowned consultant venous surgeon, Dr Omar Abu-Bakr explains why this can occur and what patients can expect from high quality treatment.
In his first article, consultant vascular and general surgeon Professor Vassilis Hadjianastassiou explained what an abdominal aortic aneurysm is. But how are they treated? Professor Hadjianastassiou delves into the treatment options in this second article and provides important information to consider if having a procedure.
There are different kinds of aneurysms, as they can happen in any artery in the body. Abdominal aortic aneurysms are the most common ones. In this article, consultant vascular and general surgeon Professor Vassilis Hadjianastassiou details what they are and what patients should know.
Donald Adam, a consultant vascular and endovascular surgeon with Premier Veins, explains radiofrequency ablation of truncal varicose veins and provides helpful additional information about this technology.
It’s been 50 years since the Jumbo jet 747 was brought to these shores by Boeing, making it the perfect time to speak about deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the leg over long-haul flights with Mr Sudip Ray, a consultant vascular specialist and surgeon.
Leading vascular surgeon Mr Martin Claridge answers queries about ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy (UGFS) treatment, its side effects and more.
Varicose veins can be treated in a variety of ways. In this article, Professor Vassilis Hadjianastassiou goes into thorough explanation about what to expect in the modern EVLA procedure and afterwards.
Do you have varicose veins and are considering to have them removed? Professor Vassilis Hadjianastassiou is an expert consultant vascular surgeon who explains different procedures and treatments, and details the newer EVLA treatment and if it is right for you.