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Vascular surgery is a specialty of surgery in which diseases of the vascular system, or arteries and veins, are managed by medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures, and surgical reconstruction.

Advances in vascular surgery over the last thirty years have made it possible to repair major arterial and venous injuries not only in the civilian trauma setting but also in the combat zone hospital

Vascular injuries have become increasingly common because of the epidemic of urban violence and the widespread application of invasive diagnostic and therapeutic techniques that use vascular access

 
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Vascare Newsletter

Dear Doctors,

Dr Dirk Le Roux and Dr Pradeep Mistry would like to thank you for your ongoing support of the Vascare Practice, and would like to update you on some changes that have taken place.neilwright

We are pleased to be able to (re)-introduce Dr Neil Wright. You may recall that he was one of the founding members of the Vascare practice at Sunningill Hospital some 15 years ago. Five years ago, he left on an “Australian adventure”, moving to Adelaide with his family.

In Australia he worked in a big metropolitan teaching hospital as a Senior Consultant Vascular Surgeon, where he furthered his interest in the endovascular and surgical management of diabetic foot disease, culminating in the co-authorship of a book chapter on the subject. He was awarded both a Vascular Surgery Fellowship and a General Surgery Fellowship by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and further developed his interest in General Surgery, Endoscopy and Laparoscopic surgery in a number of rural South Australia locations, as part of the outreach team from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

The call of Africa was too much to ignore, however, and we are delighted to welcome him back to Johannesburg with his family.

We have invited Neil to (re)-join us at Sunninghill Hospital and together the practice will provide full-time cover for Vascular Surgery and General Surgery at Sunninghill, Life Fourways. and Waterfall Hospitals.

 

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Varicose Veins – Update of treatment

Dr D A Le Roux

An experienced vascular technologist can perform a C DD of the veins of one leg in about 15 min

 

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Which Diabetics are at risk for lower-extremity problems and what preventive measures can be taken?

by Dirk le Roux

DIABETES MELLITUS (DM) is a well-known risk factor for the development and progression of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Although much is known about the two conditions as independent processes, the effects of DM on PAD is less clear.

 

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