Midlands Vascular Centre

Centre of Excellence

Overview

Midlands Vascular Surgery and our partnering specialists ensure that patients with vascular health issues know and understand all their options.

This pertains to the management of veins and arteries in many parts of the body (with the exception of the brain and heart) and our unit is involved in dealing with abdominal aortic aneurysm, carotid artery disease, peripheral arterial disease, peripheral arterial and venous disease, venous leg ulceration, as well as promoting cardiovascular health and providing a renal access service for patients requiring haemodialysis.

Our patients deserve the best available equipment in order for us to deliver the highest quality of patient outcomes. Prior to this, patients requiring more complicated vascular surgery would have had to travel long distances to other facilities outside the region. This new technology provides clinicians with high-quality images during a variety of surgical procedures, including vascular, urological, orthopaedic, spinal, general surgery and pain management.

We recently invested in a mobile C-arm from GE Healthcare – the OEC Elite™ CFD – which will help prolong and improve the quality of the lives of our patients.

MMC was the first hospital in Africa to invest in this state-of-the-art equipment.

Our cutting edge equipment provides surgeons with seamless access to highly-accurate images of veins and arteries, making procedures much safer and smoother for patients.

Department's Services

This is a procedure to open clogged veins, where a ballon is threaded into the vein and inflated to open a narrowed or obstructed blood vessel. This helps to enhance blood flow to organs such as the brain.

This is a test that ‘looks at’ the veins in your body, particularly in your legs. A special dye is injected that can be seen on an X-ray. A venogram is used to diagnose deep vein thrombosis or other abnormalities of your veins.

This is a catheter placed through a vein into or near the right atrium, which is the right upper chamber of the heart. A perma-cath is used for dialysis in an emergency or until a long-term device is ready to use.

This connects an artery to a vein, usually in your arm, to create an AV fistula. An artery is a blood vessel that carries blood away from your heart. The AV fistula is a blood vessel made wider and stronger by a surgeon to handle the needles that allow blood to flow out to and return from a dialysis machine.

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Our Vascular Team

Our centre is backed up by a group of Emergency Doctors, which comprise of a Trauma-Specialist-led Group, as well as comprehensive Radiology Services. MMC has 3 laboratory services on-site, as well as a Histology and Cytology Lab.