Vascular surgery

Information for patients receiving vascular surgery at St. Paul’s Hospital.


Vascular surgery treats conditions associated with blood vessels, including arteries and veins. It can either be endovascular (also known as minimally invasive) or open.

We perform vascular surgery procedures at St. Paul’s Hospital. The Division of Vascular Surgery works with the Department of Radiology. We treat most conditions with minimally invasive techniques so patients will not need to stay overnight.

What to expect

Common types of vascular surgery include:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (open and endovascular)
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Arterial bypass grafts
  • Femoral endarterectomy
  • Amputation
  • Angioplasty and stenting
  • Renal artery embolization
  • Arteriovenous fistula
  • Implantable domes and ports for IV access
  • Radiofrequency ablation of varicose veins
  • Fasciotomy
  • Sclerotherapy of varicose veins

We treat vascular conditions that do not need surgery at the RAS Vascular Medicine Clinic at St. Paul’s.

Support for Indigenous Peoples

The Indigenous Wellness Liaison Team is here to support your health journey. Team members offer cultural support and healthcare advocacy. Learn more below or call them at 604-682-2344,62937 or email

  • Indigenous wellness services

    The Indigenous Wellness Team at Providence is available to support Indigenous patients and their families. We are here to coordinate culturally safe wellness supports and services.


Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery
3rd Floor, Burrard Building, St. Paul's Hospital


Monday to Friday
7:30 a.m. — 3:30 p.m.

Closed weekends and statutory holidays.

Medical & professional referrals

There are no specific referral forms. Please fax a patient’s complete medical history and all relevant test results.