Each patient needs a specialist assessment and an individualised approach to treatment. While you may not be suitable for some of the modern therapies, it is very unusual not to find one of the more minimally invasive treatments that will give you the best possible outcomes andsatisfaction.
The LVVP are specialists in all aspects of vascular surgery. Below are the most common conditions we treat with information to help guide you in choosing the LVVP for your care.
Varicose veins are enlarged, bulging veins which commonly develop in the leg. They can be very unsightly but also cause significant health problems.
Thread veins (also called spider veins) are a cosmetic problem. They are very common and are often associated with underlying varicose veins that are not always visible.
Aortic aneurysms are bulges or swellings of the major artery in the body. If they reach a particular size (usually over 5cm) they are at risk of bursting. Early diagnosis and treatment can prevent further increase in size of aneurysms and therefore prevent rupture.
Carotid Artery Disease
Narrowing of the carotid arteries, the main blood supply to the brain, can cause strokes. Sometimes warning signs, in the form of ‘mini-strokes’ or ‘transient ischaemic attacks’ can develop and require urgent investigation.
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Peripheral vascular disease is a broad term for narrowing and hardening of the arteries. This commonly affects the main arteries to the brain (see ‘carotid arteries’ above) and to the legs.
Diabetic Foot Disease
When diabetes and peripheral vascular disease combine it can lead to serious problems with the feet including numbness, deformity and ulceration.
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Thoracic outlet syndrome represents a group of conditions where the important structures to the arm; the nerves, arteries, veins, or a combination of these, become compressed.
This is a condition characterised by swelling of the legs caused by the accumulation of lymphatic fluid.