Vascular Surgery

Unit

Clinical activity

The Unit of Vascular Ssugery treats the diseases of the Aorta, Carotids and of the others peripheral vessels needing surgical treatment. For the Aorta the minimally invasive approach is preferred, both by open and Endovascular technique. Specialised in tibial and pedal revascularization for salvage of limbs affected by Critical limb threatening ischemia, in the abdominal procedures it uses the mini laparotomic approach whenever possible, reducing the lenght of hospital stay. It also deals with the blood vessel tumours, both primary and secondary.

Within the Vascular Surgery Operating Unit, there is the Phlebology Service, which provides:

  • Examinations and angiological treatments (vascular eco-colour doppler, treatment of vascular ulcers, photoplethysmography, flow-mediated dilatation, TNT-mediated, evaluation and treatment of obliterating arteriopathies)
  • Treatment of varicose veins (Müller's phlebectomy, sclerotherapy with eco-guided foam)
  • Treatment of lymphedema with vascular bandages
  • Interventional angiology (micro-invasive surgery of chronic venous insufficiency)

The Vascular Surgery Unit works in close collaboration with Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Endocrinology and Diabetology, Geriatric care and Neurology Units.

Research fields

  • Surgery of the aorta and large vessels with minimally invasive techniques
  • Clinical indications for the treatment of carotid pathology
  • Endovascular treatment of thoracoabdominal aneurysm pathology with fenestrated endoprosthesis
  • Indications for the type of treatment for revascularisation of the limbs
  • Treatment of primary and secondary tumour pathology of vessels
  • Superior and inferior vena cava surgery with hybrid methods

Clinical and research collaboration

  • Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Paracelsus Medical University, Nuremberg, Germany
  • Department of Vascular Surgery, Cardiological Hospital, CHRU Lille, France
  • Vascular Surgery Division, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Spain

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