What Is Vascular Surgery?
Every second of the day, your circulatory system—comprising arteries, veins, and capillaries—is working diligently to distribute oxygen-rich blood throughout your body. Vascular health is of the utmost importance to the efficient functioning of this vast network.
If vascular health problems are left untreated too long, they can lead to severe issues including heart attacks and strokes. When these problems arise and patients need help, vascular surgery becomes the linchpin in treating complex circulatory system ailments.
At Ascentist Healthcare, our vascular surgeons often work in collaboration with other medical specialists like cardiologists, interventional radiologists, and general surgeons, to get a full picture of patient health in order to properly address the problem through treatment, including surgical procedures and medical management.
Our team of experienced specialists is focused on providing an accurate diagnosis, dedicated management, and cutting-edge treatment for your vascular condition. From repairing damage after trauma to removing blockages that can lead to strokes, Ascentist Healthcare’s vascular specialists play a vital role in reducing risk, rectifying vascular issues, and ensuring optimum circulatory health for our patients.
Common Vascular Conditions Treat
- Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
- Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
- Carotid Artery Disease
- Varicose Veins
- Chronic Venous Insufficiency
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Mesenteric Ischemia
- Renal (Kidney) Artery Disease
- Aortoiliac Disease
- Vascular Malformations
- Vascular Trauma
Common Vascular Treatments We Offer
- Angioplasty and Stenting
- Aneurysm Repair
- Open Abdominal or Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Repair
- Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR)
- Bypass Surgery
- Carotid Endarterectomy
- Varicose Vein Treatments
- Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT)
- Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
- Thrombectomy or Embolectomy
- Vena Cava Filter Placement
- Hemodialysis Access Creation
- Lymphedema Treatment
- Vascular Access Procedures
- Vascular Trauma Repair
- Balloon Angioplasty with/without Thrombolysis
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Treatment
- Mesenteric and Renal Artery Procedures
- Venous Stenting
Frequently Asked Questions
When should I see a vascular surgeon?
If you experience symptoms such as persistent leg pain, swelling, numbness, or discolorations, it’s prudent to seek consultation. Additionally, if you have a history of vascular diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol, regular check-ups with a vascular specialist might be recommended.
Is vascular surgery risky?
All surgeries come with inherent risks. However, the advancements in the field of vascular surgery, especially with the advent of endovascular techniques, have significantly reduced these risks. Our team of well-experienced and qualified vascular surgeons can discuss any concerns with you during your visit.
How long is the recovery period after vascular surgery?
Recovery durations can vary based on the type of procedure and individual patient factors. Minimally invasive procedures might have quicker recovery times compared to open surgeries. Ascentist Healthcare will provide a tailored recovery plan post-operation.
Are there alternatives to surgery for vascular conditions?
Absolutely. Many vascular conditions can be managed with medications, lifestyle changes, or non-surgical procedures. The decision is typically based on the severity and location of the condition, as well as the patient’s overall health.
How can I maintain good vascular health?
Regular exercise, a balanced diet, avoiding tobacco, and controlling conditions like hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol can contribute to robust vascular health.