The recently opened Vascular Lab at the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin provides non-invasive diagnostic ultrasound imaging and pressure recordings to detect and quantify the presence of arterial and venous disease throughout the body. 


Ultrasound is used to create non-invasive views to the bloodstream, helping to locate thrombosis, stenosis, aneurysm and other vascular system abnormalities. They are harmless and pain free and provide information which help consultants to diagnose and treat a variety of medical conditions. The ultrasound investigations are carried out by one of our team of vascular physiologists.

Patients are referred to the Vascular Lab by their GP or Consultant.


The following non-invasive tests are carried out in the Vascular lab:

  • Ankle-brachial index testing (ABI) toe pressure index (TPI) - ABI is a non - invasive diagnostic study which involves measuring blood pressures in the arms legs and toes, we use this information to assess for peripheral arterial disease in patients with claudication, rest pain, ulcers and gangrene.


  • Exercise testing - This test is carried out if the ABI is normal at rest and the patient experiences leg pain on exercise, a normal or abnormal ABI post exercise is an excellent indicator for the presence or absence of arterial disease.


  • Peripheral arterial duplex- If the ABI indicates moderate/severe disease we can use Ultrasound to provide detailed imaging to locate and quantify areas of narrowing or blockage in the lower limb arteries.


  • Carotid and vertebral artery duplex- We use Doppler ultrasound to provide detailed imaging of the carotid arteries in your neck and check for any narrowing or blockages which can cause stoke.


  • Upper limb arterial pressures - This is a non invasive diagnostic study used to evaluate perfusion to the upper limbs, blood pressures are measured in the arms and fingers to assess for disease and vascular abnormalities.


  • Upper limb arterial duplex - If the upper limb pressures are abnormal or results not conclusive it may be necessary to carry out a more detailed ultrasound to assess the upper limb arteries.


  • Lower limb deep venous duplex - This is an ultrasound scan to assess the patency of the deep veins and check for deep vein thrombosis (DVT).Duplex ultrasound is the gold standard method for the detection and follow up of DVT.


  • Deep and superficial lower limb venous duplex - This is an ultrasound scan used to assess the competency and patency of the deep and superficial venous systems. The most common use of this test is for the detection and mapping of varicose veins.


  • Abdominal aortic duplex- The abdominal aorta is the largest artery in the abdominal cavity. We use ultrasound to scan the aorta to detect the presence or absence of an aneurysm (dilatation of the artery) also known as an AAA. Once diagnosed the AAA can be monitored regularly or surgically repaired if necessary.


  • EVAR surveillance - An endovascular graft repair of AAA is called EVAR, following the repair the EVAR graft must be followed up by ultrasound scans at regular intervals to assess for patency and leaks.


  • Post operative graft and Angioplasty/stents surveillance - Following vascular graft bypass or angioplasty/stents surgery we can check at regular intervals to see if there is narrowing or blockages. This aids in early intervention in case of a problem and results in good long tem outcomes.


  • Pre-op assessment for arteriovenous fistula (AVF) formation - We use ultrasound to check the suitability of the upper limb arteries and veins for AVF formation prior to surgery. If necessary we can check the fistula for narrowing or blockages following the surgery.


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Elrasheid Kheirelseid
Consultant Vascular Surgeon
Vascular Surgery, Vascular Lab Vascular Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin

Mr Elrasheid Kheirelseid

Consultant Vascular Surgeon


Mr Kheirelseid graduated from the University of Khartoum, Sudan in 2000 and underwent basic surgical training in Galway University Hospital. He was awarded the National Breast Cancer Research Institute (NBCRI) scholarship to conduct research at NUI Galway and received PhD by thesis.  He completed his higher surgical training in Ireland, followed by a fellowship in peripheral intervention for occlusive arterial disease and diabetic foot management from King’s College Hospital, London.

In addition to joining our team of Vascular Surgeons, Mr Kheirelseid works as a consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon at Beaumont Hospital and Cavan General Hospital.

Areas of Interest

Peripheral arterial disease

Diabetic foot management

Open and endovascular management of abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral aneurysms, Dialysis access, carotid artery disease and open and minimal invasive treatment of varicose veins.


Referrals for Mr Kheirelseid can be sent via Healthlink, posted to his private rooms in Bon Secours Consultants Clinic or sent by secure email.

Contact Details

  • Mr Elrasheid Kheirelseid
  • Bon Secours Consultants Clinic, Glasnevin Hill, Glasnevin, Dublin 9


Appointments are by GP or Consultant Referral only.

GP and Consultant Referrals can be sent via Healthlink or by secure email from a healthmail email account to:

On receipt of the referral, patients will be contacted directly to arrange an appointment.

Scans are covered by VHI, Laya, ESB, GMA, POMAS and partially covered by Irish Life Health.

Self Pay Price - €200

For further details, please contact our Outpatient booking department on 01 808 2300

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