Overview of Vascular Surgery in Clinical Practice

(Aimed at Medical Students and Foundation Year Doctors)

3rd February 2021

Online Teaching Via Zoom


Vascular conditions and disorders are common presentations in surgical practice. Stenosis or occlusive diseases of peripheral arteries of the lower limb can lead to intermittent claudication and/or rest pain, and stenosis or occlusive diseases of the carotid arteries can result in transient ischaemic attacks or strokes. A ruptured aneurysm of large vessels such as the abdominal aorta can be life-threatening. Likewise, venous disorders can result in venous hypertension, chronic venous insufficiency, varicose veins, and venous ulcers. Both arterial and venous diseases can be debilitating for the patient and result in long-term morbidity. This lecture will cover the theoretical principles of the above conditions, examination techniques, and the essential management principles. It is delivered by Mr S. Rajagopalan, Consultant Vascular Surgeon at the Royal Stoke University Hospital and Senior Lecturer at Keele University Medical School. He is also a surgical tutor in the Doctors Academy MRCS and FRCS examination preparation courses.

Topics covered:

Arterial diseases such as aneurysms of the aorta and other large vessels:
  • Aneurysmal - aortic and other arteries
  • Stenotic/occlusive - lower limb and carotids
Diabetic foot:
  • Assessment and use of Dopplers in clinical practice
Venous diseases:
  • Varicose veins
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Venous ulceration

Suitable for:

  • Medical Students (all years)
  • Foundation Year Doctors
  • Trust Doctors


Mr Sriram Rajagopalan, MBBS, MD, FRCS
Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Royal Stoke University Hospital
Senior Lecturer, Keele University Medical School

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Date 3rd February 2021
Time 1900 – 2000 hours GMT
Online Teaching Via Zoom
Course Fee Free
This teaching event is part of the Erudition and Medical Education Delivered by Experts (EMEDE) Lecture Series, which is supported by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Cardiff and The Doctors Academy Group.
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No of Places 60

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