Specialty - Vascular Surgery
Vascular surgery is a specialty of surgery in which diseases of
the vascular system, or arteries and veins, (excluding the heart)
are managed by medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter
procedures, and surgical reconstruction.
Vascular disorders include blockages and narrowing of the blood
vessels, abnormal swellings of the vessels (aneurysm) or vessel
malfunctions. The disease processes involved in vascular disorders
often involve other body systems and your treatment may therefore
require the combined efforts of other medical specialists such as
radiologists and general physicians.
If your problem is not acute, your GP/Referrer will request an
appointment in the outpatient clinic if they are concerned about
your condition and feel that you require a specialist opinion. One
of our Specialists will review the referral letter and assign a
priority based on the information provided.
Very urgent cases are usually seen within a few weeks, but other
cases may have to wait a longer time. However each month we receive
more referrals than can be actually seen. Information regarding the
waiting times can be obtained by selecting the link under "Waiting
The specialist may organise an investigation/tests rather than
arranging a clinic appointment so that further information can be
obtained about your condition. This may result in either an
appointment or a letter to your GP/Referrer with recommendations
regarding your condition.
|Mr Philip Thwaite
||Mr Mark Morgan
Referral / First Specialist Assessment
A threshold for FSA referral acceptance has been set to assist
with MOH waiting time compliance.
The National Access Criteria for First Assessment (ACA) are
available to view:
A threshold for treatment list acceptance has been set to assist
with MOH waiting time compliance. Please refer to the Vascular
waiting times link for further information.
Referral Receipt Centre
Private Bag 12024
Fax: 07 578 9571
Phone: 0800 333 477