Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
Narayana Institute of Vascular Sciences is Narayana Health's commitment to provide latest and world-class tertiary level vascular care, education and research to the people of India and beyond.
It is based on the principles of prevention, surgical and endovascular treatments and strict follow-up of vascular patients endeavouring to prevent strokes in high risk groups, deaths due to Aneurysm ruptures, Limb Amputation in Diabetics and clotting in lower limb arteries and veins and their sequale.
The department performs over 1200 open and 800 endovascular procedures each year. We also perform large volumes of Aortic Aneurysm Repairs in India, both open and endovascular with results on par with the top institutes of United States of America. We have a dedicated Hybrid Operation Theatre to perform major arch, thoracic and thoraco-abdominal hybrid and fenestrated graft repairs at Health City, Bangalore.
We promote collaboration among the different specialties dedicated to providing comprehensive and interdisciplinary care to patients with atherosclerosis, the process in which fatty materials, cholesterol and other substances, collectively known as plaque, accumulate in the lining of an artery. When plaques become fragile and rupture, they cause blood clots that can block blood flow or break off and travel to another part of the body, causing a heart attack, limb loss or stroke.
Our Institute's emphasis on collaboration has shown to greatly improve the care patients receive allowing both established and emerging diagnostic and therapeutic methods to be applied, increasing efficiency and reducing risks to patients. Multi-disciplinary team meetings and protocol development an important part of close partnership with specialties involved in the direct care of our vascular patients.
With the establishment of a non-invasive vascular lab, equipped with the latest multilab II and acquisition of TcPO2 machine, we are able to diagnose and treat diabetic feet with vascular compromise.
Convatec and Narayana Health have embarked on an ambitious Diabetic Wound Care and Amputation Prevention Centre with the latest equipment to assess diabetic wounds and care for them.
The presence of Thrombosis Research Institute at Health City in Bangalore is a great source for detailed investigations of cause of vascular clotting disorders and research into solutions for better vascular care in India.
SAVE India Programme
SAVE India Programme (Stroke,Aneurysm and Vascular Evaluation) is a low cost ultrasound scan screening programme launched by our department for general public who have high risk factors for Stroke, Aneurysms and Peripheral Vascular Disease. Early detection of vascular problems by this simple method would save lives and limbs in the high risk population.
The centre has a team of vascular surgeons, physicians and support staff who not only provide the best possible vascular care in India, but also offers cutting edge academic fellowship teaching programmes (Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, National Board of Examinations and an International Fellowship) that imparts both open and endovascular skills, paving the way for the development of next generation vascular surgeons.
Arterial disease affects most people with age, especially in those who have high risk factors that include patients who suffer with diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, a sedentary lifestyle, a family history of vascular disease (e.g. Aneurysms), poor nutritional habits or heavy smokers.
Patients with poor circulation usually have diseased arteries all over their body. Arteries usually affected are in the legs, heart and neck. Severity of the disease and length of time it goes untreated can make a tremendous difference in the clinical outcome of vascular disease, characterized by stroke, limb amputations or death.