Vascular surgery includes the treatment of diseases within the vascular system, veins, arteries and lymphatic circulation. A vascular surgeon is trained and equipped to use non-invasive (endovascular) and invasive surgical approaches, for treatment of wide interventions in all the areas of the circulatory system (except heart or brain).

What are venous interventions?

Venous interventions are treatments for venous disorders, which are basically conditions that damage your veins. Following are the usual treatments provided under the venous category:

Endovenous laser therapy (EVLT)

It uses laser heat for the treatment of varicose veins. Varicose veins, a condition in which your veins get swollen and enlarged, and occur most often in the legs. During an EVLT procedure, heat is created using a laser that is sent into the vein through a thin, flexible tube (catheter)

Gastroenterology procedures available:

  • Upper GI Endoscopy (gastroscopy)
  • Lower GI Endoscopy (ileocolonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy)
  • Enteroscopy
  • Endoscopic procedures such as biopsies, polypectomy, EMR, clip, band ligation, APC, stent, balloon dilatation, chromoendoscopy, PEG, removal of foreign body
  • Anoscopy
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Esophageal manometry
  • Anorectal manometry
  • Ano-rectal biofeedback
  • 24-hours pH-impedentiometry
  • Breath tests (glucose, lactose, fructose, helicobacter)
  • Prick test for food allergy
  • Test for food intolerance
  • Intestinal transit with radiopaque marker
  • Elipse balloon for obesity
  • Botulin toxin for anal fissure
  • Stretta procedure for GERD
  • Biologic therapy for IBD
  • Phlebotomy for hemochromatosis

Multidisciplinary team

Dietitian, abdominal surgeon, rheumatologist, psychologist, radiologist, oncologist, pathologist, and intensive care

Integrated care

Patients requiring admission for investigation and therapy will be accommodated in the ward

Available facilities

Endoscopy, capsule endoscopy, breath tests, Fibro scan, prick test for allergy

Team overview

Patients requiring admission for investigation and therapy will be accommodated in the ward

  • Prof. Vito Annese, with over 30 years international experience and scientific background
  • Dedicated nurses for Endoscopy


Varicose Veins

Varicose veins result in twisted and enlarged veins. Any superficial vein can become varicosed, but the veins most commonly affected are in the legs. Reason being simple, as standing and walking upright
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