The Division of Vascular Surgery at The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) is dedicated to providing treatment of vascular disorders to the Scarborough community. The division specializes in the treatment of aneurysms of the abdominal aorta, a potentially life-threatening disorder of the blood vessels that can result in rupture and bleeding. TSH was a pioneer in the treatment of aneurysms, being the first community hospital in Canada to perform Endovascular Aortic Repair (EVAR) – an advanced technique for minimally invasive repair of aortic aneurysms – and continues to provide excellent care in this area.
The Division of Vascular Surgery also specializes in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers, and performs limb-saving bypass and angioplasty procedures as well as performs access creation surgery for the hospital’s renal dialysis program.
They are also a regional pacemaker centre, performing more than 600 pacemaker insertions every year.