The vascular surgery department is based at the Royal infirmary of Edinburgh. It has functioned as a separate and distinct unit for over 30 years. It was the first unit in the UK to provide a dedicated specialist regional service delivering emergency and elective care to patients with vascular disease. It is a tertiary referral Regional Service to the South-East of Scotland for the management of patients with Vascular disorders. It is also home to the National Service for Scotland for the management of patients with Thoraco-abdominal aortic disease.
A full range of vascular surgical services is offered at the Royal, with particular expertise in complex open and endovascular aortic surgery, carotid surgery and vascular access surgery. Since 2001 a dedicated Vascular Laboratory run by Accredited Clinical Vascular Scientist staff has provided diagnostic services for this group of patients.
In-patients are cared for on Ward 105, a thirty bedded ward, which includes four Level 1 monitored beds. Out-patients and preadmission patients are seen in Out Patient Department 4. Vascular Ultrasound imaging is provided in the Vascular Laboratory within Out Patient Department 3.
Educational Meetings and Courses
- The Vascular Society Annual Scientific Meeting (VSASM)
- The British Society for Endovascular Therapy (BSET) Annual Meeting
- ChM in Vascular and Endovascular
- ASPIRE 1-8, National Vascular Surgery Training Programme
- Vascular Limb Salvage Academy (VaLSA)
- The Vascular Society Lower Limb Amputation Course
- Vascular Access and US courses