Our specialist vascular surgery service provides diagnosis and treatment for the full range of arterial, venous and lymphatic diseases. 

It is a 24-hour service at consultant level for all vascular emergencies.  

The team has a strong reputation for 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) 

As patients with vascular disease frequently have multisystem disease, the service works with specialist doctors and nurses from other teams at the trust to ensure patients have the best possible care. 

The vascular malformation service specialises in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients with vascular malformations.

A broad spectrum of patients can be referred, including those with arterio-venous, venous or lymphatic malformations, as well as related overgrowth conditions.

We work closely with specialists in plastic surgery, haematology, orthopaedics, head and neck surgery, surgical appliances and the paediatric vascular anomalies team at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Clinics usually run on Thursday afternoons.

We hold regular outpatient clinics at our hubs.  

There are additional specialist multidisciplinary clinics where we involve other specialist teams at the Royal Free Hospital. These are for patients with complex aneurysmal disease, diabetic foot disease and vascular anomalies. 

North Central London Vascular Network

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. 

The trust is also the hub of the North Central London Vascular Network, providing an integrated managed service in partnership with our local hospitals. 

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Our vascular surgery team contribute to the management of children with vascular disease at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

This children’s service is recognised for the treatment of complex aneurysmal disease (aneurysms in veins or arteries in the chest, lungs or stomach), renovascular disease (disorders of blood vessels in the kidney), as well as research and development in the field of tissue engineering.

To make an emergency referral, please phone the vascular registrar on call at the Royal Free Hospital on 020 7794 0500, bleep 2977.

Contact the vascular consultant on call through the switchboard directly if you have a bleeding patient, via 020 3758 2000.

Elective referrals

Referrals are welcomed from local GPs, as are 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