Vascular surgery is the surgical specialty focused on treating problems with the blood vessels (vascular system) and lymphatic system. Vascular disease refers to conditions that affect the arteries, blood vessels, veins, and tiny capillaries in the body. The lymphatic system consists of small vessels that transport lymph, which contains infection-fighting white blood cells into the bloodstream. Surgical treatment is an option for patients who have vascular disease that cannot be treated with less invasive, non-surgical treatments. Vascular surgery treats diseases of the arteries and veins associated with vascular disease.

The Division of Vascular Surgery at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), Abu Dhabi, in partnership with Mayo Clinic, offers patients comprehensive interdisciplinary care for people with complex conditions of the blood vessels and lymphatic system.

Our multidisciplinary team of specialists and surgeons use a collaborative, patient-centered approach when caring for you, ensuring you get the right care, the first time. Developing an individualized care-plan based on your unique needs, our team is expert in the areas of:

  • Interventional radiology
  • Vascular ultrasound
  • Podiatry
  • Wound care
  • Cardiovascular medicine
  • Neurology
  • Dermatology
  • Imaging
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Rheumatology
  • Hematology

SSMC’s medical team uses advanced diagnostic techniques and surgical treatments to treat a wide spectrum of vascular conditions including:

  • Aneurysms
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Varicose and thread vein conditions

Our specialized team discusses suitable treatment options with you, which may include traditional surgery and minimally invasive techniques, and will work with you to develop a tailored treatment plan.

Why Choose SSMC?

Our Division of Vascular Surgery is home to experienced vascular and endovascular surgeons committed to offering you advanced and compassionate care. Our renowned team offers the full spectrum of vascular treatments in one of the most advanced facilities in the region.

Unique Cases

At SSMC, we are equipped to treat complex aortic diseases such as aneurysms, using cutting-edge keyhole techniques in an advanced hybrid theater suite. We are experienced in the management of carotid disease for stroke prevention and the removal of large cancers otherwise considered inoperable. We are also one of the only centers in the UAE that treat thoracic outlet syndrome using a trans-axillary keyhole approach.

The Vascular Surgery division is currently conducting research in wound and scar healing, diabetic foot disease, and antiplatelet therapy in vascular disease. The division also has a vast education portfolio including vascular conferences, integrating Mayo Clinic's three shields of Practice, Research and Education into its operating model.

Unique Devices

SSMC is home to advanced hybrid operating suites. Designed for vascular surgery and allowing it to be combined with endovascular procedures such as stents and angioplasty, patients receive a safe, high-quality, specialty-specific continuum of care that offers high levels of patient satisfaction and the best individual health outcomes.

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