Services and procedures
Endovascular procedures are minimally invasive and may be described as ‘pinhole surgery’.
Flexible plastic catheters are navigated through blood vessels using the body’s arterial tree as a ‘highway’ to gain access to areas which can otherwise only be reached by making a surgical incision.
As there is very little pain, the patient may be awake during the procedure and return to normal activities very quickly.
A number of the procedures outlined on the two services pages are undertaken jointly by the specialist medical teams in both interventional radiology and vascular surgery.