Vascular Services at Greater Lancashire Hospital
Are you experiencing Vascular issues & looking for expert care?
At Greater Lancashire Hospital, we specialise in Vascular Surgery – a medical specialty that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases affecting the arteries, veins, and lymphatic system.
Our experienced team of specialist Consultants offers a range of treatments including medical therapy, minimally invasive catheter procedures, and surgical reconstruction to help manage vascular conditions.
We also offer non-surgical treatment for Varicose Veins using a minimally invasive approach called Sclerotherapy.
Our Consultants provide personalised face-to-face consultations to develop a customized treatment plan based on your unique needs.
Our team utilises advanced techniques such as Ablation and Sclerotherapy to provide effective results and help you regain your confidence.
We can help you with:
- Diseases of the vascular system, or arteries, veins and lymphatic circulation
- Treatment for Varicose Veins
Symptoms you may have?
Leg pain or cramping
Pain, cramping, or aching in the legs, particularly during physical activity, may be a symptom of peripheral artery disease (PAD). PAD occurs when there is a narrowing or blockage in the arteries that supply blood to the legs and feet.
Swelling or edema
Swelling in the legs, ankles, or feet can be a sign of venous insufficiency or deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
Venous insufficiency occurs when the veins in the legs have difficulty returning blood to the heart, leading to fluid accumulation.
DVT is a blood clot that forms in a deep vein, causing swelling and potential complications if the clot dislodges and travels to the lungs (pulmonary embolism).
Changes in the color, texture, or appearance of the skin may indicate vascular issues. For example, skin that is pale, cool to the touch, or appears shiny or discolored could be a sign of poor blood flow or reduced oxygen supply to the affected area.
Non-healing wounds or ulcers
Chronic wounds or ulcers that do not heal or take a long time to heal, particularly on the lower legs or feet, may be a result of compromised blood flow.
Poor circulation can impair the body’s ability to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the affected area, delaying the healing process.
Chest pain or discomfort
Chest pain or discomfort, particularly if it occurs during physical exertion or is associated with shortness of breath, may be a symptom of coronary artery disease (CAD).
CAD is caused by the narrowing or blockage of the arteries that supply blood to the heart, leading to reduced blood flow and potential heart-related complications.
What should I expect during my first consultation?
During your initial consultation, one of our Consultants will review your medical history, perform a physical exam, and recommend any necessary diagnostic tests based on your symptoms and health concerns. They will work with you to develop a personalised treatment plan and answer any questions you may have.
What should I wear to my appointment?
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing to your cardiology appointment, as you may be asked to change into a gown for certain tests. If you have any concerns about what to wear, feel free to contact us for guidance.
Will my insurance cover the cost of cardiology services?
This depends on your insurance policy and the specific services you require. We work with a wide range of insurance providers and can help you navigate the process of determining your coverage and any associated costs.
What can I do to maintain good vascular health?
To maintain good vascular health, adopt a healthy diet, engage in regular exercise, avoid smoking and limit alcohol intake, manage blood pressure and cholesterol levels, maintain a healthy weight, control diabetes if applicable, manage stress, and schedule regular check-ups with healthcare professionals. These practices promote healthy blood flow, reduce the risk of vascular diseases, and support overall vascular well-being.
Can I get a private check near me?
Yes, you can get checked privately at our hospital, located in Preston Lancashire.
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