Vascular Surgery is a surgical subspecialty that manages a variety of conditions like carotid stenosis, peripheral arterial disease, aneurysms, leg swelling, and varicose veins. It also provides temporary and permanent access for dialysis patients. It emphasizes the role of conservative measures with medical therapy and lifestyle modifications prior to proceeding with an intervention. A vascular surgeon can perform minimally invasive catheter-based interventions as well as open surgical procedures. Hence, he can choose the best option for each individual patient as opposed to some other practitioners who can only do catheter-based interventions.
An arteriovenous fistula or graft can be placed in the arm to enable dialysis treatment or short term catheters can be placed in the neck.
This occurs when plaque accumulates in the wall of the carotid arteries causing narrowing of the lumen and reducing blood flow to the brain. Most of these aneurysms can be fixed with minimally invasive techniques through small cuts in the groin.
This occurs when plaque accumulates in the wall of the carotid arteries causing narrowing of the lumen and reducing blood flow to the brain.