Our vascular service has a major emphasis on endovascular (minimally invasive) treatments for vascular diseases, and this approach has largely replaced conventional open vascular surgery at UCLH.

Endovascular surgery is minimally invasive, relatively safe and highly cost-effective. Recovery times and hospital stays are much shorter than after open surgery. These procedures are carried out in our state-of-the-art 'hybrid' operating theatre. The UCLH service is part of the joint North Central London vascular programme, with its main hub at The Royal Free Hospital.

The service is provided in collaboration with a team of renowned expert vascular interventional radiologists, anaesthetists, acute stroke physicians and radiologists, haematologists, podiatrists, vascular scientists and specialist nursing.

Patients with carotid artery induced stroke symptoms are managed jointly with world-class specialists at the UCLH HASU. We offer state-of-the-art minimally invasive management of superficial and deep venous disease, including venous stenting. Blocked arteries are re-opened with minimally invasive angioplasty, stenting and laser techniques. Patients with diabetic foot disease are managed with endovascular techniques, in close collaboration with the podiatry team, vascular lab scientists and community nursing.

We provide vascular surgical support for other specialist services in UCLH and beyond, operating jointly with oncological, urological, gynaecological, ENT, spine, neurosurgical, general and orthopaedic surgical services especially where major blood vessels are involved.

Service management

Other contact information

Outpatient services are provided at two sites. The appointment letter will clearly indicate which site the appointment is located at.

Depending on the treatment received, inpatients would normally be provided with a bed on either the T6 (short stay ward) or the T9 ward.


Vascular services:
235 Euston Road 
London NW1 2BU
University College Hospital
(1st floor outpatients dept) 
235 Euston Road 
London NW1 2BU

Inpatient services are provided at:
235 Euston Road 
London NW1 2BU

Other referral information

Access to patient results
Results will be included in letters to GPs and consultants. However, GPs can also contact the vascular PA by telephone (020 3447 9409) or post. 

GPs will soon have online access to our electronic system to view results and clinical information. An announcement will be made when this new system becomes available. 

Tertiary referrals
Referrals are received from North and West London as well as nationally and internationally.

Referral address

Vascular Services 
UCH Referrals Centre 
University College London Hospitals 
250 Euston Road 
London NW1 2PG

  • Aortic aneurysms 
  • Carotid artery disease presenting with TIA, amaurosis fugax or stroke
  • Vascular malformations (arterial, venous, arteriovenous, lymphatic) 
  • Occlusive and aneurysmal disease of the visceral arteries (renal, mesenteric) 
  • Occlusive arterial disease of the limbs presenting with intermittent claudication, ischemic rest pain or tissue necrosis 
  • Pain or tissue necrosis 
  • Subclavian, femoral and popliteal aneurysms   
  • Varicose veins 
  • Diabetic foot 
  • Chronic deep vein thrombosis, stenosis and occlusions.

Varicose veins patients are referred directly back to their GP for follow-up care.

Arterial patients receive a follow-up appointment with the vascular team and are subsequently referred back to their GP.