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Vascular surgery: information for patients

Treating arterial, venous and lymphatic diseases

Coronavirus: vascular surgery update

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We currently have two vascular wards at St Thomas', staffed by our specialist, skilled vascular nurses.

What to expect at your appointment

  • Review by a member of the vascular team.
  • Examination and when possible scans.
  • Discussion and explanation of recommended next steps.

After your surgery

  • Our physiotherapy service, led by senior physiotherapist Matthew Fuller, will help mobilise you after your vascular surgery.
  • The occupational therapy team will assess you to see if you need any new equipment to help you as you recover from your surgery.
  • Our clinical nurse specialists will phone after you've returned home to see how you're progressing – they'll also make sure you have a contact number for one of them if you have any unexpected problems.


Outpatient clinics at Gassiot House (St Thomas')

  • Monday morning: complex endovascular clinic – Mr Bijan Modarai and Mr Said Abisi
  • Tuesday morning: deep venous clinic/lymphoedema clinic – Mr Stephen Black
  • Tuesday afternoon: general vascular clinic – Mr Sanjay Patel
  • Wednesday afternoon: general vascular clinic – Miss Rachel Bell and Mr Morad Sallam
  • Thursday morning: general vascular clinic – Mr Hany Zayed, Mr Tommaso Donati, Mr Said Abisi and Mr Michael Dialynas