Vascular and Endovascular surgery

Please click on the links below for information on our Vascular and Endovascular surgery:

 

What is it?

Where do we offer this service?

When do we offer this service?

Who should you contact?

Further information and resources

Community services

 

What is it?

The Vascular and Endovascular surgery department specialises in treating diseases affecting blood circulation to the legs and other organs in the body, excluding the heart, lungs and brain.  We also deal with varicose veins and aneurysms (dilation of the arteries, especially the aorta).

 

We provide diagnosis and treatment for conditions such as:

 

  • Carotid artery disease
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Leg ulcers
  • Vascular malformations
  • Lymphaedema
  • Varicose veins (radio frequency ablation, foam sclerotherapy, stripping operation)    
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome

 

Where do we offer this service?

  • Day case - all three of our hospital sites.
     
  • Short stay surgery - Pinderfields and Pontefract Hospitals.
     
  • Inpatient surgery - Pinderfields:  Ward 33 (including emergency and interventional radiology).
     
  • Leg ulcer clinics are held at all three of our hospital sites.

 

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When do we offer this service?

We provide an emergency service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  The emergency Vascular service is based at Pinderfields Hospital.

 

  • Dewsbury and District Hospital - clinics are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays
     
  • Pinderfields Hospital - clinics are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
     
  • Pontefract Hospital - clinics are held on Fridays.

 

Who should you contact?

Sathish Bhasker, Consultant Vascular Surgeon
Secretary:  01924 512057

 

Paul Curley, Consultant Vascular Surgeon
Secretary:  01924 542274

 

Jon Hossain, Consultant Vascular Surgeon
Secretary:  01924 542381

 

Craig Irvine, Consultant Vascular Surgeon
Secretary:  01924 542382

 

Further information and resources

Information on Vascular surgery and the different operative procedures can be found at the following website:

 

Circulation Foundation:  www.circulationfoundation.org.uk

 

Community services

Our leg ulcer clinics are run by two Vascular Nurse Specialists (Leanne Cook and Kate Shirlow), who also provide advice and support to our local District Nurses.  They are available to speak to through the hospital switchboard: 

 

Tel:  0844 8118110.

 

Our Vascular Nurse Specialists also visit patients in their homes if requested by District Nurses or GPs.