Vascular surgery, wound care and tissue viability

The Vascular Unit treats all aspects of venous and arterial disease. 

Find out more about the service including how to refer

 

Service overview

The Vascular Unit at Croydon University Hospital comprises an expert multidisciplinary team of surgeons, interventional radiologists, physicians, nurses, podiatrists and vascular ultrasound imaging specialists. We treat all aspects of venous and arterial disease, and have won national recognition for our management of patients with diabetic feet and leg ulcers. We work closely with the regional vascular Unit at St George’s to provide excellent access to vascular services for the population of Croydon.

Surgical services are provided at both the Croydon University Hospital and Purley Hospital sites by Mr Ranjeet Brar (Consultant Vascular Surgeon), Mr Josh Derodra (Consultant Vascular Surgeon) and Miss Stella Vig (Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon).

We have a dedicated vascular inpatient ward (Fairfield 1) and an active Chronic Wound and Amputation Prevention Centre at Croydon University Hospital. This unit houses the Vascular Ultrasound Department, tissue viability and physiotherapy.

Our surgical team includes three Consultants, two Specialist Registrars, three Senior House Officers, three F1 junior doctors, a Wound Care Specialist Nurse (Marie Wilson). We have established links with the diabetes team and are supported by dedicated vascular nursing staff led by Sister Helen Rafferty. We also have dedicated vascular rehabilitation physiotherapists, podiatry and dietetic teams.

We perform elective and emergency surgery (including day-case procedures) and endovascular procedures (angioplasty and stenting for iliac, femoral and below-the-knee peripheral arterial disease) at Croydon University Hospital. Our principal diagnostic (CT, MRI, ultrasound), diabetes, podiatry and wound care teams are also based here.

We have a bypass graft and aneurysm surveillance program, and perform expert vascular imaging to diagnose and treat arterial disease and varicose veins. The majority of our varicose vein patients have modern endovenous ‘keyhole’ treatment, but we also offer open varicose vein procedures, predominantly performed on a day-case basis.

Patients can consult our vascular surgeons in clinic at Croydon University Hospital, Purley War Memorial Hospital, or at Parkway Health Centre, in New Addington.

 

We treat

The Croydon University Vascular Unit provides urgent and elective patient centered care for:

  • Vascular Surgery
  • Wound Care
  • Diabetic Foot
  • Peripheral arterial disease
    • Intermittent Claudication
    • Critical Limb Ischaemia (Rest Pain, Ulcers or Gangrene)
    • Patients with diabetic foot problems
  • Venous disease
    • Varicose Veins (superficial venous insufficiency)
    • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
    • Lymphoedema
  • Aortic disease 
    • Aorto-iliac occlusive disease
    • Aortic Aneurysm (St George’s Hospital for Ruptured AAA)
    • Aortic Dissection (St George’s Hospital for acute dissection
    • Carotid artery disease
    • Symptomatic and Asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis (Acute referral via the Stroke unit at Croydon University Hospital)

 

How to refer

Routine referrals

Appointments for this service can be made via the national e-Referral Service. Please see the e-referral page for more information

Other ways to refer

Email CH-TR.generalsurgery@nhs.net

Postal referrals: Department of Vascular Surgery, Admin Hub, 2nd Floor Wood Croft Wing, Croydon University Hospital, 530 London Road, Croydon CR7 7YE.

 

Contact information

The Vascular team can be contacted via our point of care lead, Alex Baldi: (appointments, procedures, enquiries): 020 8401 3000 extension 5453 or email CH-TR.generalsurgery@nhs.net

The foot protection team can be contacted directly: ­

 The Vascular Surgical Registrar can be contacted via the hospital switchboard: 020 8401 3000; pager 310

The Vascular Surgical F1 Doctor can be contacted via the hospital switchboard: 020 8401 3000; pager 430

 

Consultants and specialists

The Vascular Unit at Croydon University hospital comprises an expert multidisciplinary team of surgeons, interventional radiologists, physicians, nurses, podiatrists and vascular ultrasound imaging specialists.

 

Vascular surgeons:

 

Mr Ranjeet Brar BSc MBBS MD FRCS PGCE FHEA

Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon

Mr Josh Derodra MD FRCS

Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon

Miss Stella Vig MCh FRCS

Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon

Clinical Director for Surgery, Croydon University Hospital

Interventional Radiologists:

Dr Mo Daneshi FRCR

Consultant interventional radiologist

Dr Ketul Patel FRCR

Consultant interventional radiologist

Interventional Radiology Nurse Specialist

Heather Hochlaf x4167

Vascular Nurse specialists:

Sister Helen Rafferty - Nursing Lead for Vascular Surgery x3284

Marie Wilson - Wound Care Specialist Nurse x4204

Endocrinology and Diabetes:

Dr Richard Savine MRCP

Consultant Endocrinolgist and Diabetologist

Diabetes Specialist Nurse x 4098

Orthopaedics:

Mr Kumar Kunasingam BSc MBBS FRCS DipSEM DipOrth

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon - Foot and Ankle specialist

Podiatry:

Pradeep Solanki MChS – Lead Podiatrist

Clair Yates MChS - Podiatrist

Reginald Grant MChS- Podiatrist

Wei Wilkes MChS - Podiatrist

Sonia Patel MChS - Podiatrist

Specialist Vascular Ultrasound:

Sean  Mcateer  -  Vascular sonographer (Radiographer)

Melissa Barbour  - Vascular sonographer (SVT accredited )

Lorraine Davis – Receptionist 020 8401 3000 extension 3826

 

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