A vascular surgeon is a surgeon who specialsies in managing conditions that affect the blood vessels.
What does a vascular surgeon do?A vascular surgeon is a surgeon who specialsies in managing conditions that affect the blood vessels. Their area of expertise is in performing operations to improve the circulation of blood around the body. Your blood vessels --arteries carrying oxygen-rich blood and veins carrying blood back to the heart -- are the roadways of your circulatory system. Without smoothly flowing blood, your body cannot function.
Vascular surgeons are primarily concerned with matching the person to the best treatment option available. They treat arteries and veins in all parts of the body except for the heart and brain, which are handled by other specialists.Treat many different conditions, including:
1.Spider veins: small webs of veins inside the skin
2.Damage to blood vessels after an injury
3.Varicose veins: swollen and twisted veins that cause pain in your legs
4.Aneurysm: a bulge or a weak spot in an artery
5.Atherosclerosis: when plaque builds up inside arteries and could lead to blocked blood flow
6.Carotid artery disease: narrowing of the arteries in the neck
7.Deep vein thrombosis: a blood clot in a vein deep inside your body, such as in your leg
8.Peripheral artery disease: narrowing of the arteries in your arms or legs