Vascular surgery


The vascular surgery service at the Royal Free London is a specialist unit providing diagnosis and treatment for the full range of arterial, venous and lymphatic diseases. 

The department has a strong reputation for provision of excellent care for patients with vascular disease including the treatment of: 

  • aneurysms 
  • peripheral vascular disease 
  • diabetic foot disease 
  • vascular anomalies  
  • carotid disease 
  • venous disease 
  • leg ulcers 
  • lymphoedema 
  • hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) 

The vascular unit at the Royal Free London also contributes to the management of children with vascular disease at Great Ormond Street Hospital and is recognised for the treatment of renovascular disease and its research and development in the field of tissue engineering. 

The Royal Free Hospital is a national tertiary referral centre for complex aortic disease specialising in endovascular and open surgery for aneurysms and aortic dissection. We are also the hub of the North Central London Vascular Network, providing an integrated managed service in partnership with our spoke hospitals. 

We offer a 24 hour vascular service at consultant level for all vascular emergencies. 

Our pathway for bleeding emergencies at outside trusts is found here

Download our latest Vascular outcomes report. 


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Find your ward

  • Barnet Hospital

    Wellhouse Lane  
    EN5 3DJ 


    Patient enquiries: 020 8216 4924/020 8216 4196 (booking line) 

    GP enquiries: 020 8216 4196/020 8216 4029 

  • Chase Farm Hospital

    The Ridgeway 
    Enfield, Middlesex 
    EN2 8JL 

  • Royal Free Hospital

    Pond Street 
    NW3 2QG

    Patient and GP enquiries: 020 7472 6410, 020 7830 2163, or 020 7794 0500 ext 31434 

  • Great Ormond Street Hospital

    Great Ormond Street 
    WC1N 3JH 

  • North Middlesex Hospital

    Sterling Way  
    N18 1QX 

  • Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

    Brockley Hill, 
    HA7 4LP 

  • University College Hospital

    Vascular services 
    5th floor  
    25 Grafton Way 
    London, WC1E 6DB 

  • Whittington Hospital

    Imaging Department 
    Magdala Avenue 
    N19 5NF 

    Patient and GP enquiries: 020 7288 5240 


Referral details

Emergency referrals 

We provide a 24 hour emergency vascular and endovascular service for all acute vascular problems including:  

  • ruptured aneurysms  
  • aortic dissection  
  • stroke related to carotid artery disease  
  • limb ischaemia 
  • diabetic foot disease  

To make an emergency referral please phone the vascular registrar on call at the Royal Free Hospital: 

Tel: 020 7794 0500 
Bleep: 2977 
Contact vascular consultant on call through switchboard directly if you have a bleeding patient. 

Elective referrals  

Referrals are welcomed from local GPs and tertiary referrals from any other hospital. To avoid delay GP referrals should be addressed to Vascular Consultant Surgeon or a named consultant surgeon at the address below: 

Department of Vascular Surgery 
Royal Free Hospital 
Pond Street 
London NW3 2QG 

Tel: 020 7794 0500 
Fax: 020 7472 6278 

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