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INTRODUCTION

The Division of Vascular and General Surgery was formed as an initiative of the Department in response to the clustering of hospitals within the New Territories East Cluster. The team, working closely with vascular radiologists and other disciplines, provides integrated vascular services to patients from within the region and performs close to 100 major arterial operations per annum, of which more than one-third are aortic surgery for aneurysmal or occlusive diseases. In addition to accepting elective referrals, the team provides emergency vascular services round-the-clock in close collaboration with the Department of Radiology which provides 24-hour diagnostic and therapeutic angiographies.

The Division is equipped with advanced imaging facilities including state-of-the-art angiography suites, duplex scanners, computed tomography scanners with angiographic reformatting capabilities and 3-D magnetic resonance scanners housed under the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Organ Imaging. A non-invasive vascular laboratory staffed by vascular surgeons, vascular nurses and radiographers offers a range of investigations such as segmental pressure measurements, Doppler waveform studies, Plethysmography and Duplex scanning.

We aim to provide efficient, accountable, quality vascular surgical and radiological interventions to patients with vascular diseases. Being part of an academic institution, we strive to enhance standard of vascular service by introducing new projects and innovative ideas.

PROJECTS
  • Gadolinium enhanced 3D magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) in identifying 'occult' pedal arteries on conventional digital subtraction angiography (DSA) for pedal bypasses in diabetic patients
  • Magnetic resonance angiography assessment of short distance claudicants
  • Quality of life (QoL) after Angioplasty in claudicants
  • Pelvic re-vascularisation in obviating the use of Aorto-uni-iliac endograft


  • Simultaneous off-pump coronary artery grafting and abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
    • Endovascular stenting of abdominal aortic aneurysm

    Stenting of AAA-1

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    • Sapheno-femoral disconnection with or without subfascial endoscopic perforator ligation in patients with venous ulcers

    SEPS

    • Radiofrequency ablation of varicose veins
    • Foam sclerotherapy of main trunk varicosities
    PEOPLE
    Academic Staff
    Professor LAU Yun Wong James Chairman & Yao Ling Sun Professor of Surgery
    HA Staff
    Dr LAM Yuk Hoi Consultant
    Dr YIH Chun Ling Patricia Associate Consultant
    Dr NG Kit Yu Albert Associate Consultant
    Dr CHOW Chi Man Tom Resident
    Dr CHU Pui Ling Candice Resident



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