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Beacon Hospital’s Vascular Department is comprised of our Vascular Diagnostics Unit and our Surgical Vascular Services. Our Team includes our Chief Vascular Physiologist and 5 Consultant Vascular Surgeons backed by the full services of Beacon Hospital. We are now offering a Direct Access Vascular Diagnostics Unit where GP’s can refer their patients in directly for non invasive ultrasonic vascular imaging.

Beacon Hospital’s Vascular Department offers the latest in both Non-Invasive Diagnostics and in Surgical Interventions. Our Vascular Diagnostics Unit was set up in 2011 and is located in the renowned Beacon Hospital Radiology Department. Our Team consists of our Chief Vascular Physiologist and 5 Consultant Vascular Surgeons. GP’s can now avail of our Direct Access service for their patients in order to get superior quality non-invasive ultrasonic vascular imaging carried out and comprehensive reporting back to assist in their diagnosis.

Beacon Hospital’s Theatre Department is constantly evolving and ensures that the latest equipment and technologies are available to our Consultant Surgeons in performing a wide range of vascular surgeries.

Our Direct Access Vascular Diagnostics Unit (VDU) offers non-invasive ultrasonic imaging to patients upon receipt of a GP referral. Patients will be met with and assessed by our Chief Vascular Physiologist who will carry out the scanning and devise a comprehensive and in depth report for the GP to assist in diagnostics of the following conditions:

  • Varicose Vein Mapping
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Carotid and Vertebral Artery
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Aortic Aneurysm Screening

Procedures are covered on most private health insurance plans.

To refer your patient to the Direct Access Vascular Diagnostics Unit please contact our Radiology Scheduling Team: Tel: 01 293 8648 or Fax: 01 293 8623

All procedures are carried out in the state-of-the-art facilities at Beacon Hospital. Please click on a link opposite to learn more about our service.

Please note you will need a referral letter from your GP to use the services of Beacon Vascular Centre.

  • Venous conditions
  • Varicose veins (we use the most advanced endovenous laser technology treatment)
  • Leg ulcers
  • Spider/thread veins
  • DVT (deep vein thrombosis)
  • Arterial disease
  • Carotid artery disease (TIA/Stroke)
  • Peripheral arterial disease (claudication/critical ischaemia)
  • Aneurysms (aortic/popliteal/other)

Other conditions

  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Rare vascular conditions

Appointments can be made upon production of a referral letter from your GP or a Consultant. All appointments must be made through the Radiology Scheduling Team: Tel: 01 293 8648 or Fax: 01 293 8623

Most private health insurance plans cover scanning at Beacon Hospital’s Vascular Diagnostic Unit. To check if you are covered please contact our insurance Queries Hotline on 1800 800 911. Alternatively, you can contact your health insurance provider to check if you are covered. The procedure code if you ring your health insurance provider is 5940.

We also accept self-pay cases. For information on pricing for self-pay patients please call our Hotline on 1800 800 911.

Nuala McMahon

Chief Vascular Physiologist

Nuala McMahon, Chief Vascular Physiologist, has been a member of the Beacon Hospital Team since 2011 when she joined us to set up the Vascular Diagnostics Unit. Nuala has been an accredited Vascular Physiologist since 1996 and has over 20 years experience in vascular imaging gained in both the public and private settings. Nuala also has a wealth of experience in research, in teaching (vascular diagnostic imagining) and in Theatre, where she worked on Venous Laser Ablation.

Contact Information

To make an appointment, or if you have any queries, please call:

Phone: 01 293 2694 (Reception)
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-6pm