The Vascular and Endovascular Service in UMMC was set up in May 2017. Previously, such procedures were done by surgeons and interventionists from other departments. Currently however, there is one fully accredited vascular consultant who runs this service with the help of his team from other units such as Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Interventional Radiology as well as Cardiovascular Anaesthesiology. By working seamlessly as a team, we are able to perform even more complex vascular and endovascular cases to achieve optimal outcome mainly in aortic diseases.
On another note, the unit’s main workload is vascular access (AV fistula) to be used during haemodialysis. We work together with nephrologists from both UMSC, UMMC as well as other centres to provide a comprehensive vascular access service. We can provide good quality ultrasound guided assessment for creation, surveillance and maintenance of vascular access. We also provide both open and endovascular management of the vascular access.
Seeing that varicose vein disease is one of the commonest disease in human body, this unit also provides diagnostic and therapeutic management of this condition by using high end ultrasound guided endovascular ablation technique. It is minimally invasive and has a much better outcome compared to open surgery.
As such, we are a multi disciplinary team of various experts coming together to provide the best evidence based and technology driven care for your vascular needs.
- General Surgery
- Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Expert Areas (Procedures)
- Access for haemodialysis – simple and complex AV fistula, AV graft
- Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm repair (TEVAR)
- Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair (EVAR)
- Endovenous ablation of varicose vein – RFA, MOCA, Laser, foam sclerotherapy
- Aorto-iliac and peripheral angioplasty and stenting
- Carotid endarterectomy and stenting
- Deep venous clot removal and stenting
- AVF or AVG plasty, clot removal and central venoplasty
- Arterial and venous ulcer wound care
- Open aortic and peripheral aneurysm repair
- Peripheral arterial and venous bypass
- Endoscopic thoracic symphatectomy (ETS)
- Thoracic outlet surgery
- Minor and major amputation
- Duplex ultrasound of artery and vein
Expert areas (Diseases)
- Haemodialysis access
- Aortic aneurysm and dissection
- Peripheral arterial disease
- Varicose veins
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Carotid artery disease
- Arterial and venous ulcers
- Vascular malformation
DR. AHMAD RAFIZI HARIZ BIN RAMLI