Vascular & Intervention
Dr Benjamin Chua is a renowned Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon. He is also regional proctor and expert live case demonstrator for major endovascular procedures.
Our Vascular and Interventional Centre is a leading Singapore-based private clinic, dedicated exclusively to the care of disorders relating to the circulatory system, primarily the arteries and the veins. We are committed to providing personalised care and expert management of all vascular conditions such as aortic aneurysms, peripheral arterial disease, diabetic limb salvage, varicose veins and venous disease, carotid diseases/stroke prevention, renal dialysis access, vascular malformations and chronic wound care.
An aortic aneurysm develops when the aortic wall loses its elasticity and bursts. The aorta is the main artery in the heart that provides a constant supply of oxygen-rich blood to the rest of the body. The main causes of aortic aneurysm are high blood pressure and atherosclerosis. A bulge in a section of the aortic wall occurs when it is continuously stretched due to high blood pressure. Atherosclerosis is a condition wherein cholesterol covers the lining of the wall. In time, the cholesterol hardens and weakens the wall.
Aortic aneurysms can form anywhere along the aorta but usually occur in the chest and abdominal areas. Aneurysms that form in the chest area are called thoracic aortic aneurysms, while those that form in the abdominal area are called abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Varicose veins are swollen and enlarged veins under the skin that appear as bluish or dark purple coloured streaks. They are most common in the legs or calves and the lower body and may indicate serious conditions such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which is a blockage in the deeper veins. They are the result of weakened valves and veins in the affected area. The weakening of valves may be due to overstretching or loss of elasticity, causing blood to flow backward and causing blood accumulation in the veins The accumulation causes the veins to swell and enlarge. Development of varicose veins may happen if you are overweight, stand for long periods of time, had a stroke previously or have a family history of varicose veins.
Aortic Aneurysms and Dissections
- Simple and Complex Aortic Aneurysms
- Thoracoabdominal Aneurysms and Dissections
Peripheral Vascular Disease
- Diabetic Limb Salvage
- Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease
- Functional Vascular Claudication
- Renal and Visceral Artery Stenoses
- Lower Limb Peripheral Arterial Stenoses / Occlusions
- Chronic Non-healing Wounds and Gangrene of Feet
Extracranial Arterial Diseases
- Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIAs)
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Carotid Artery Stenosis / Occlusions
- Subclavian Artery Stenoses / Occlusions
- May-Thurner Syndrome
- Chronic non-healing venous ulcers
- Superficial lower limb varicose veins
- Acute Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT)
- Deep Venous Reflux and Incompetence
- Chronic Deep Venous Occlusions or Reflux
Dialysis Vascular Access
- For patients with end-stage renal failure
- Acute and Chronic Lymphedema
- Congenital and Acquired Vascular Malformations of Different Vascular Territories
- Comprehensive Duplex Ultrasound Scans
- CT Angiograms
- MR Angiograms
- Diagnostic Angiograms
- Ankle-Brachial and Toe Pressure Measurements
- Vascular Disease Risk Management Best medical therapy for atherosclerosis, hypertension and hyperlipidaemia
- Stroke Screening Clinical consultation and imaging to determine the presence of risk factors for strokes – carotid artery disease, intracerebral arterial stenoses / occlusions, brain aneurysms, vascular malformations
- Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) Testing AMH is a substance produced in the ovarian follicles. By measuring the levels of AMH, the doctor will be able to know the size of the ovarian reserve or the number of egg supply. Women with higher AMH values will tend to have better response to ovarian stimulation for IVF and have more eggs retrieved.
- Medical Management of Acute Arterial and Venous Thrombosis Includes anti-coagulation therapy and monitoring
Aortic Aneurysm Surgery
- Open Aortic Repairs
- Endovascular Aortic Stent Graft (EVAR) Surgery Simple and Complex
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)
- Lower Limb Angioplasty and Stenting
- Renal and Visceral Artery Angioplasty and Stenting
- Femoral and Tibial Artery Open Bypass
- Thoracic Outlet Decompression Surgery
- Autologous Bone Marrow Stem Cell Therapy for PVD
- IVC Filter Insertion
- Thrombolysis for Acute DVT
- Endovenous Varicose Vein Surgery
- Angioplasty and Stenting for May-Thurner Syndrome and Deep Venous Stenoses and Occlusions
Renal Vascular Access
- Perm Cath Insertion and Removal
- Creation of AV Fistula and Grafts
- Angioplasty of AV Fistula and Grafts
- Central Venous Angioplasty and Stenting
- Tenchkoff Catheter Insertion
- AVM Glue and Coil Embolization
- Open Surgical Resection
- Autologous Bone Marrow Stem Cell Therapy for Wound Healing
- 4-layer Compressive Dressings
- Negative Pressure Dressings
- Compressive Stocking Therapy
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