Below is a compilation of photos demonstrating basic instruments used in vascular surgery for creating an anastomosis. This is by no means an exhaustive list but rather serves as a general overview of instruments that can be utilized.
A variety of vascular clamps are used to gain vascular control on peripheral blood vessels.
A variety of instruments are used to obtain vascular control on small and delicate vessels. Bulldogs clamps (top row) of different sizes are made in metal and plastic and can be useful in controlling side branches of major vessels. Gold Yasargil clamps (bottom, right) are placed with a Yasargil applier (bottom row).
Locking and non-locking Castroviejo needle holders (top row) are generally used for suture 5-0 or smaller. Ryder needle holders can be used for more sturdy needles and suture.
Castroviejo needle holders are used to perform vascular suturing with small caliber needles and suture.
An olive tip (top) or Stoney (bottom) heparin injector can be used to flush blood vessels and anastomoses prior to repair or closure, to ensure evacuation of air and debris.