What is a Vascular Specialist?

What we treat as Vascular Surgeons…

 Vascular surgeons help patients with a wide variety of diseases affecting the arteries and veins. Vascular Surgeons treat complications from diabetes, blockages in the arteries or veins, blood clots, aneurysms, varicose veins and many other vascular diseases.

Indication / Disease

Procedure

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR)

EVAAR Via Percutaneous Access

Open AAA repair with tube graft

Open AAA repair with aortobiiliac graft

Open AAA repair with aortofemoral graft

Carotid Stenosis & Stroke

Carotid Endarterectomy

Carotid Aorta Stenting

Carotid bypass

Hybrid – Carotid endarterectomy and stenting

Chronic Venous Insufficiency / Varicose Veins

Endovenous ablation (VNUS/Laser)

Phlebectomy

Perforation Vein Ligation

Perforation Vein Sclerotherapy

Spider Vein injection sclerotherapy

Multilayered compression wrap therapy

Split thickness graft

Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease

Angioplasty with / out Stenting

Atherectomy

Bypass Surgery

Endarterectomy

Sympathectomy

Carotid Subclavian Bypass

Axillo Femoral-Femoral bypass

Aorto Femoral Bypass

Femoral Popliteal Bypass

Femoral Distal Bypass

Acute Limb Ischemia

Bypass surgery

Open Thrombo-Endartectomy

Endovascular Thrombolysis

Endovascular Thrombectomy

Aortic Dissection / Thoracic Aortic Dissection / Thoracic Aortic aneurysm

Open Repair

Thoracic Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (TEVAR)

Thoracic Aortic Stenting

Thoracic Aortic Fenestration

Visceral Bypass Surgery

 

The vascular surgeon is trained in the diagnosis and management of diseases affecting all parts of the vascular system, excluding conditions that affect the vessels within the heart and brain. They have completed an intense training in General and Vascular Surgery which allows them to manage these diseases with treatment alternative ranging from medical management to operative intervention. They can perform this operative intervention both by minimally invasive (endovascular) and / or open operative procedures. Vascular Surgeons are the only specialists recognized by medical boards, hospitals credentialing and the conventional medical community for the treatment of all aspects of vascular disease. However, patients may be treated for vascular disease, such as varicose veins or peripheral arterial disease, by physicians in other specialties, who are not residency trained vascular specialists. Often driven by economic consideration, this results in patient being incompletely treated, contributes to duplication of service, and results in increased health costs. Our goal as specialty trained vascular physicians is to offer patients all treatment options to effectively treat their disease, reduce health care costs, and provide better patient outcomes and satisfaction.