Vascular Surgery

Vascular surgeons treat patients who have problems with their arteries and veins. Common conditions may include hardened or blocked arteries, varicose veins and leg ulcers. Patients may be offered advice  to change their life style such as stopping smoking, taking regular exercise,  tablets to lower their cholesterol and aspirin. In severe cases surgery may be necessary. 

Contact Details and Unit Staff

Vascular Surgical Unit
Cardiothoracic Directorate
Terence Lewis Building
Derriford Hospital
Plymouth
PL6 8DH 

Consultant Vascular Surgeon & Lead Clinician
Surgeon Commander C Parry
Secretary 01752 431809 

Consultant Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon
Mr F Dix
Secretary 01752 431822

Consultant Vascular & Transplant Surgeon 
Mr J Barwell
Secretary 01752 431809

Consultant Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon
Miss C Western
Secretary 01752 431805

Consultant Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon
Mr D Mittapalli
Secretary 01752 431822

Consultant Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon
Lt Col R Faulconer
Secretary 01752 431805

Vascular Nurse Specialist 
Mr Alan Elstone
01752 439245 

These leaflets are to help patients and their relatives understand these common conditions. 

Vascular Assessment Unit 

The Vascular Assessment Unit (VAU) provides a range of tests, mainly using ultrasound, to diagnose and monitor arterial and venous disease. The service is available to Consultants within the University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, with particular service responsibilities to Vascular, Cardiothoracic, Neurology and Renal Services. GPs can also request scans directly. Click here for more information.

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