Vascular disease and aneurysms: VeinsNz

Expert advice and treatment makes all the difference, especially medically.

Christchurch Specialist Vascular Surgeon Peter Laws is one of those experts, renowned for treating aneurysmal disease, peripheral vascular disease, and varicose veins.

Aneurysms happen when a blood vessel dilates, increasing the risk of rupture. They can prove fatal, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Peter and the team at Christchurch Vascular Group (CVG) offer ultrasound services that may identify an aneurysm before it becomes a rupture risk, potentially saving your life.

A silent progressive and potentially fatal condition, aneurysmal disease affects up to five percent of men over the age of 65. Amazingly, it can be excluded with a very simple, painless, and extremely quick ultrasound scan, and where treatment is indicated, modern techniques may see you home as soon as the next day.

Another condition that may be identified with clinical examination and ultrasound is peripheral vascular disease, which may result in pain in the calves when walking. Simple blood pressure measurements and an exercise test can exclude this debilitating condition.

Whatever your vascular condition, Peter and his team will be able to guide you through the process. Visit the team at 256 Papanui Road, call 03 365 4502, or visit the website.


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