What do vascular surgeons do?
Vascular surgeons are experts who are trained to treat medical conditions of the vascular system. The roadway to the circulatory system is the arteries carrying oxygen-rich blood and the heart gets the veins through the blood. If the blood does not flow smoothly, then the body is not able to function like normal. Conditions that harden the arteries will create problems with the circulatory system and affect the blood flow to the entire body.
Vascular surgeon does only perform the surgery
The vascular surgeon will make sure the patient understands vascular health and the possible treatment options. They can treat many patients who do not need to get surgical intervention. Many possible conditions can be effectively treated through exercise and medications.
The vascular surgeon has the expertise of performing every procedure
What is carotid endarterectomy?
The patient can be benefited from this as it cleans the carotid artery in the neck which prevents the stroke. The decision to get surgery is dependent on different factors like understanding the symptoms and the degree of narrowing it down. If the patient has suffered from brain damage in the past then there is a high risk of stroke. DR. Jhawar will talk you through all the risk factors, benefits, and possible complications of the surgery.
What is termed any open surgical aneurysm repair?
Earlier, all the aneurysms were repaired through open surgery where a large incision was made in the abdomen. During this approach, the graft needs to be sewed and an aneurysm is replaced. But, there is a certain risk factor attached to it. Like with any surgery, there is a rare risk of blood clots and infection. To reduce the complications, the patient is given medications.
What is a bypass for peripheral arterial disease?
The traditional surgical approach for the peripheral arterial disease includes the open vascular surgical bypass to bring back the blood flow to the arteries blocked in the legs. This surgical approach is major and patients need to take careful consideration to increase the possibility of benefits. If the patient smokes, there is an increased risk of developing blood clots, the problem with infection, developing of the wound, and other issues.
What is an arteriovenous fistula?
If you need to get long-term hemodialysis then you can get the best results with arteriovenous fistula. The surgical approach is used to join the artery along with a vein and usually, it is done at the elbow or wrist. It takes around 6 to 12 weeks for the blood flow to increase to the specific point.
The vascular surgeon managed veins and arteries in the body parts
You need to consult the vascular surgeon when the neck carotid arteries are blocked. They have the expertise to treat the issues of the aorta, following it leaves the heart and gets to the abdominal area. The surgeon can treat the affected arteries in the feet and leg, which are termed peripheral vascular diseases.
How do I know I need to consult the vascular surgeon?
If your primary care physician thinks you have certain issues linked to veins and arteries then you will be referred to the vascular surgeon. In case, daily, you are seeing the doctor for leg pain, then you need to get on-time assistance from a vascular surgeon. The increased risk of peripheral arterial disease is among the patients who have:
- High blood pressure
- Diabetic patient