Below, we look at some of the reasons you might choose Albyn Hospital for vascular surgery conditions:
Clinical centre of excellence – Of the modern minimally invasive procedures for varicose veins, Endovenos Laser Therapy Ablation is used regularly at Albyn Hospital. EVLT was initially introduced in Scotland from Aberdeen by our surgeon.
Our Vascular surgeon, with colleagues, has contributed much to the research base and helped define the safe place of these modern interventions in clinical pathways. Our surgeon not only introduced this technique but trained many of the early adopters from other centres in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee.
Currently, we are one of only a few sites in Scotland that also provide a foam-based keyhole procedure – Mechanicochemical closure of varicose veins. In addition, we of course provide traditional varicose vein surgery but with modern technology.
Most importantly, we are able to take a very patient-focused approach and combine many of these techniques to give a truly bespoke service, drawing on the strengths of each intervention. Our surgeon works very closely with his anaesthetic colleague and will aim to have you safely discharged home within a short period of time after your full recovery. A range of anaesthetic techniques will be discussed with you.
Reduced waiting times – Patients who visit Albyn Hospital can look forward to shorter waiting times than if they were to pursue treatment on the NHS, for example. Not only are the waiting times for the first appointment short but follow-up appointments can be made and delivered with confidence and flexibility.
Flexible appointments – You can choose an appointment time, which suits you and your schedule – and in some cases, remote consultations will be offered too, which can help those who may need to travel further for an appointment.
Consultant-led appointments – Your appointment will always be Consultant-led, and you’ll see the same person each time you visit us here at Circle Health. You will also see a Consultant who has a special interest in your issue – and if investigations or surgery is required, most can be done at the Albyn Hospital. For your convenience, consultations can be either face-to-face or telephone based.
Remote consultations – You may have the opportunity to use a platform like Microsoft Teams to chat to a consultant from the comfort of your home.
A multidisciplinary clinic – Our team offers a multidisciplinary approach to your healthcare. Working closely with a dedicated team of radiologists and cardiologists here at Albyn –a combined team will be available for those complex patients without long waiting times. With the ability to scan at your clinic and access rapidly CT and MRI scanning, all options are fully covered on site at Albyn.
Patient satisfaction and personalised care – In an independent survey* in 2020, 98.9% of our patients said they would recommend the hospital and its treatments.