Southern DHB Vascular Surgery
Public Service, Vascular Surgery
Southern DHB Vascular Surgery is a district-wide service delivered from both Dunedin and Southland hospitals.
What is Vascular Surgery?
Vascular surgery is the branch of surgery that involves the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the vessels that carry blood away from (arteries) and back to (veins) your heart.
Vascular disorders include blockages and narrowings of the vessels, abnormal swellings of the vessels (aneurysm) or vessel malfunctions.
The disease processes involved in vascular disorders often involve other body systems and your treatment may therefore require the combined efforts of other medical specialists such as radiologists and general physicians.
Procedures / Treatments
This is the dilatation or ballooning of a section of the aorta which is the main artery coming out of the heart.… More
Carotid Artery Disease
You have two carotid arteries, one on either side of your neck, that supply blood to your brain.… More
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Peripheral arterial disease refers to the narrowing of arteries outside the heart and brain, usually as the result of atherosclerosis or "hardening of the arteries" (a build up of fatty deposits on the inner wall of arteries).… More
These are bulging veins that lie just beneath the skin (superficial veins).… More
Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating that may occur over the entire body or only in certain parts, most commonly the face, underarms, palms of the hands and soles of the feet.… More
Vascular ulcers are open wounds on the skin that do not heal or that keep coming back once they do heal.… More
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This page was last updated at 1:10PM on February 10, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Southern DHB Vascular Surgery.