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 malformations
  • 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 and radiological 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


    Patient enquiries: 0845 111 4000

  • Royal Free Hospital

    Pond Street 
    NW3 2QG


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

    Fax: 020 7472 6278

  • Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals

    Guildford Rd
    KT16 0PZ

  • Great Ormond Street Hospital

    Great Ormond Street
    WC1N 3JH

  • North Middlesex Hospital

    Sterling Way 
    N18 1QX

  • Potters Bar Community Hospital

    Barnet Road 
    Potters Bar 
    EN6 2RY 

  • 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
Mob: 07983639697

Dr Tara M Mastracci, clinical director: 02078302163

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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