diagnosis and management of conditions affecting the circulation, including disease of the arteries, veins and lymphatic vessels. They treat all parts of the vascular system excluding the heart and the brain.
Understand Vascular Surgeon
Diabetes can affect vascular health adversely and may result in foot problems due to peripheral arterial disease. Vascular surgeons often provide the care for diabetics with foot problems., Vascular surgeons also treat renal vascular disease – conditions that affect the circulation of the arteries and veins affecting the kidneys, such as renal artery aneurysms and thrombosis, Vascular surgery is very varied and most operations have to be tailored to the individual patient. Some vascular surgeons develop experience of treating paediatric vascular conditions and vascular malformations, whilst others provide vascular input into trauma centres., Vascular surgeons work particularly closely with other specialist medical colleagues, for example in the control of vascular bleeding. They also work alongside vascular interventional radiologists and often carry out procedures jointly. Cardiac and vascular surgeons increasingly work together, particularly for complex aneurysms.
Common health concerns
open and endovascular repair of aortic aneurysms,carotid artery surgery to prevent stroke – to remove the build-up of plaque,lower limb revascularisation – restoration of blood flow to the legs and feet of patients with clogged arteries due to peripheral vascular disease,Varicose veins surgery has been transformed in recent years following the introduction of endovenous vein treatment – minimally invasive surgery where the veins are repaired without major incisions in the leg. An ultrasound machine enables the surgeon to see the damaged vein under the skin. Tiny incisions are made and instruments are placed into the vein to perform the repair, under local rather than general anaesthetic. In the past this was a much bigger operation, where the veins had to be stripped from the leg and recovery times were much longer.,limb amputation – as a last resort when other treatments have failed,treatment of varicose veins – usually using minimally invasive procedures
Specialist treatment available
carotid artery disease – a waxy substance called plaque builds up inside the carotid arteries that carry blood to the neck and head and can cause a stroke, aneurysms – dilation of a blood vessel, which can lead to rupture and death, critical limb ischemia – severe blockage in the arteries of the lower extremities which seriously reduces blood flow and in serious cases may result in limb amputation, venous disease – where veins become abnormal or diseased, including the treatment of varicose veins, lymphoedema – swelling caused by accumulation of fluid in the body’s tissues
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