Vascular Surgery at a glance: Treatment and Procedures

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This page consolidates the various treatments and procedures that are performed by a vascular surgeon, Singapore. Click on the links to find more in-depth articles explaining the procedures and the conditions they treat.

Aneurysm Coiling

Wires and catheters are inserted through a small incision to the aneurysm. These are both coiled to fill up the aneurysm and stop blood from filling it up. The aneurysm can no longer grow bigger and it is unlikely to rupture after the procedure.

Find out more here. [I have a brain aneurysm…what are my options?]

Angioplasty & Stenting

These two procedures are often conducted together by a vascular surgeon Singapore, for conditions that involved blocked or narrowed blood vessels.

[1] Find out more here. [Stenting for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) — What is it and how does it work?]

Endovascular Aortic Repair (EVAR)

EVAR utilises covered stent-grafts to force the blood to flow through a certain pathway. EVAR can be used by a Vascular Surgeon, Singapore, to treat aortic aneurysms (AA) and aortic dissection.


Simply refers to the procedure where blood clots are removed. This can either be mechanically or chemically (dissolved) removed.

Find out more here: [Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): What is it and how is it treated?]


Small particles are injected into a blood vessel to fill it up and prevent blood from flowing through it. There are many uses for embolisation, such as to treat vascular malformations, erectile dysfunction, uterine fibroids, obesity, etc.

Find out more about Uterine Fibroid Embolisation here [Non-invasive surgical treatments for uterine fibroids

Radiofrequency Ablation

Radio waves are used to heat up target nerves and stop them from sending pain signals to the brain. This procedure can provide pain relief to patients.

Find out more here. [Radiofrequency ablation]

VensealTM/VenaBlock Glue Closure

When injected into a varicose vein, it blocks blood from flowing through it, and hence blood is diverted to a different vein that doesn’t have weakened valves.

ClariveinTM/Mechanochemical Ablation

A catheter is inserted to damage the inner lining of the vein while a sclerosant is injected to seal the vein. This procedure is also done to treat varicose veins.

Cryo-Laser and Cryo-Sclerotherapy (CLaCs)

Vascular malformations and varicose veins can both be treated by CLaCS. Lasers and sclerosants are used at the same time to seal off varicose veins and divert the blood, while the body is kept at a temperature of -20℃. It is one of the most common procedures done at the Vascular & Interventional Centre.

Find out more here. [Looking for varicose vein treatment, Singapore?]

Vacuum-Assisted Closure (VAC)

This is a method to help chronic wounds heal faster by pulling the edges of the wound closer together and removing the bacteria in the wound area.

Find out more here. [Gangrene: Diagnosis and Treatment]

Maggot therapy

Sterile maggots are placed on the wound to remove necrotic (dead) tissue from the wound and facilitate faster recovery of the wound.

Find out more here. [Gangrene: Diagnosis and Treatment]


Abnormal veins are tied up (ligated) so that blood avoids these blood vessels and flows through healthy blood vessels instead. It is used to treat varicocele (dilated veins in the scrotum).


Type of angioplasty where a balloon is inflated to open up a vein, especially when central vein stenosis occurs.

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Open surgery


The blood vessel is directly cut open to remove any built-up plaque or fatty deposits. This is a common treatment method for carotid artery disease.

Bypass surgery

Lyphovenous bypass is conducted to treat lymphoedema, where a lymph vessel is used to bypass a blocked part in the lymphatic system.

For Peripheral Artery Disease, the same thing is done for the blocked blood vessels.

Dialysis Fistula/Graft

Both fistulas and grafts have the purpose of allowing blood to flow directly from the artery to the vein, such that the vein gradually has a thicker and more muscular wall. This allows dialysis to be conducted regularly from the vein without damaging the blood vessel too much.

Find out more here. [Stenting for Dialysis Fistulas and Grafts: Why would I need it?]

Lymph Node Transplant

A healthy lymph node from one part of your body is transferred to the area where lymphoedema has occurred. The transplanted lymph node allows lymphatic drainage to become much smoother, and this can help alleviate the symptoms of lymphoedema.

Find out more here. [Swelling Leg Treatment, Singapore]

Dialysis Permanent Catheter

As the name suggests, the vascular surgeon, Singapore, will surgically place a catheter in the jugular or femoral vein so that blood can easily be withdrawn for dialysis.

Looking for a vascular surgeon, Singapore? The Vascular & Interventional Centre has skilled surgeons who can perform these procedures for you. Contact details can be found below. Feel free to book an appointment with them today!

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