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Vascular Surgery

Via e-Referral

  • Routine patients: these should always be referred via the e-Referral Service
  • Urgent patients: these should now go through e-Referral, rather than being faxed to the department.

Referring direct

If the patient has chosen to use the John Radcliffe Hospital and the complaint is either General Surgery, Vascular or Gastro, send a letter via the post to:

Consultant (if known) or specialty
John Radcliffe Hospital
Headley Way
Oxford OX3 9DU

For further information please visit 'e-Referral':


Common conditions

Common conditions treated in Vascular Surgery are:

  • abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms
  • aortic and iliac occlusive disease
  • carotid artery disease - carotid artery stenosis, carotid aneurysms, carotid body tumours
  • peripheral vascular disease - intermittent claudication and critical ischaemia
  • lower limb ulceration - venous, arterial and mixed aetiology ulceration
  • varicose veins (must conform to Lavender statement in Oxfordshire: non-Oxfordshire referrers, please refer to your commissioning agreements)
  • palmar and axillary hyperhidrosis (Mr Perkins) however we are not accepting new referrals for this.

Vascular surgery clinics also have input from Neurology, for assessment of cerebrovascular cases, and from Podiatry.

Where possible we will attempt to coordinate Vascular Laboratory Duplex ultrasound scans with clinic appointments.

Procedures which may be performed in clinic:

  • measurement of ankle/brachial pressure indices
  • limited ulcer debridement.
Last reviewed:27 June 2023