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Vascular surgery

Understanding peripheral arterial disease (PAD)

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a vascular condition that occurs when there is a narrowing or blockage of the arteries, typically in the legs. This narrowing restricts blood flow to the limbs, leading to symptoms such as leg pain, cramping, and fatigue, particularly during physical activity. PAD is often a sign of systemic atherosclerosis, a condition where fatty deposits build up in the arteries, narrowing them and reducing blood flow. In his latest online article, renowned consultant vascular surgeon Mr Gary Maytham answers his patients’ most frequently asked questions regarding this condition.

Endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) for varicose veins: how does it work?

EVLT has emerged as the gold standard for treating the primary veins associated with varicose vein development, supplanting older, less effective surgical techniques like vein stripping. Unlike surgical methods, EVLT is swift and straightforward, conducted under local anaesthesia without the need for hospitalisation or general anaesthesia. Here to explain more about the procedure is leading minimally invasive venous surgeon Mr Alastair Lewis.

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