Department of Surgery of the University of Hong Kong
Francis Y.H Tien Vascular Centre
Contact Information

Address: 14th Floor, South Wing, Block K, Queen Mary Hospital
Telephone: (852) 2255 4970
Fax: (852) 2255 4967
Email: Vascular@hkucc.hku.hk

 

Scope and service

The Francis Y.H. Tien Vascular Centre of the Department of Surgery was first established on 11 July 1997 at South Wing, 14/F, Block K of Queen Mary Hospital. The Centre is committed to providing the highest medical care in Vascular Surgery, promotion of patient education, as well as disease surveillance and screening, prevention and vascular medicine research.

With further generosity from Mr. and Mrs. James Tien in 2010, the Centre has now expanded to include the entire 14th Floor which encompasses the existing vascular laboratories, a modern 27-bed ward, a 5-bed High Dependency Unit, a specialist wound care clinic, a patient education area, and advanced computational workstations for integrated operation planning.

The clinical activities of the Centre are supported by dedicated vascular surgery clinics (three per week), with more than 6,000 attendances a year, including 600 new cases. Our Vascular Laboratory is staffed by three Registered Vascular Technologists and conducts 3,000 diagnostic examinations annually. Over 500 operations a year are performed, of which more than 300 are major arterial reconstructive procedures, including repair of aortic aneurysms and dissection (open repair / endovascular stent-graft repair), peripheral arterial revascularization (open bypass surgery / percutaneous balloon angioplasty and stenting) for atherosclerotic occlusive disease, carotid surgery (carotid endarterectomy / carotid artery angioplasty and stenting) for stroke prevention and haemodialysis access creation for end-staged renal failure patients who need haemodialysis.

In June, 2011 an endovascular operating suite has been set up in the operating theatres at 11/F., Block K of Queen Mary Hospital, in which complex and advanced arterial procedures can be performed in a minimally invasive manner.

With the expansion of the Centre encompassing the vascular diagnostic laboratory and the vascular surgery ward on the same floor, together with the setting up of the endovascular operating theatre in the same building, a one-stop service for screening, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and surveillance of vascular diseases can be provided. The service is supported by a full-time, dedicated team of vascular surgical specialists.

Overview of Vascular Centre Service
  • Provides noninvasive examinations for quick and precise diagnosis
  • Evaluate the presence, site and severity of vascular diseases
  • Provides information that complements clinic impression and invasive diagnostic procedures
  • Provides patients with a multi-disciplinary approaching in management of vascular diseases, with medical control of risk factors, traditional open surgery, minimally invasive endovascular procedures, specialist nursing care and input from paramedical professionals
  • Continual screening of patients who are at risk of developing vascular diseases
  • Education and training of health care personnel, doctors, medical students and the public
  • Scientific research in vascular medicine
Overview of Vascular Centre Service
Overview of Vascular Centre Service
Overview of Vascular Centre Service
Overview of Vascular Centre Service
Overview of Vascular Centre Service

Service provided by Francis Y H Tien Vascular Centre
Management of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Provides screening of asymptomatic patient by Duplex ultrasound
  • Operative management of abdominal aortic aneurysm, traditional open repair or endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) which includes complex hybrid procedures and also custom-made fenestrated, bracnched grafts and iliac-branch devices.
  • Vascular specialist clinic follow-up and surveillance post-operative patients with imaging: Duplex ultrasound, computer tomography and angiogram
Number of hepatic resections performed over the past 28 years

Number of hepatic resections performed over the past 28 years


A 3D CT reconstruction of the abdomen after an EVAR operation

A 3D CT reconstruction of the abdomen after an EVAR operation


Custom-made fenestrated EVAR

Custom-made fenestrated EVAR


Custom-made branched EVAR

Custom-made branched EVAR


Iliac branched device

Iliac branched device



Management of thoracic aortic dissection and thoracic aortic aneurysm
  • Surveillance and early detection of complications of aortic dissection like aneurysm degeneration
  • Provide treatment of aortic dissection with or without aneurysm formation by thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) which includes complex hybrid procedures and state-of-the art complex custom-made branched and scalloped aortic arch device
  • Vascular specialist clinic follow-up with regular computer tomography scanning
CT Scan of thoracic aortic dissection. A flap with fenestration divided aorta into true and false lumen

CT Scan of thoracic aortic dissection. A flap with fenestration divided aorta into true and false lumen