When a problem of the vascular system requires intervention in the blood vessels, such as wall repair, blockage removal, and rebuilding, it is referred to as vascular surgery. To treat various vascular illnesses, experts need both technical know-how and surgical skills. All vascular illnesses must be diagnosed, treated, and managed by vascular surgeons as a whole.
An extensive array of therapies, including medicinal, open surgical, and endovascular therapy of vascular illnesses, are offered by the Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Aster Whitefield. The department provides state-of-the-art care for vascular disorders such as aortic and peripheral aneurysms, long-segment arterial occlusive diseases of the abdomen and lower extremities, and open and endovascular Carotid treatments. The department also specializes in addressing a wide spectrum of venous issues affecting the extremities and abdominal region. Our expertise extends to minimally invasive laser therapy for varicose veins in the lower limbs, sclerotherapy, the placement of IVC filters, and thrombolysis to manage blood clots in the peripheral vasculature and much more.
Equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure the department can perform high-end and complex vascular interventions. The infrastructure of the department includes modern equipment, such as a 3D angiography system, that provides high-resolution imaging to quickly diagnose and repair any damage to the blood vessels. Additionally, the department has an experienced team of surgeons and anesthesiologists who are highly trained in performing emergency surgeries of this nature.
Vascular Diseases & Conditions
Our department offers a comprehensive range of treatments for various peripheral vascular diseases, encompassing conditions such as:
- Peripheral Arterial Disease
- Aortic Aneurysm
- Carotid Artery Diseases
- Varicose Veins (enlarged and twisted veins in the lower extremities)
- Emergency Intervention for Acute Limb Ischemia (sudden blockage of blood flow to the limbs)
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- Emergency Surgical Interventions for Vascular Trauma
Treatments & Procedures
The Vascular and Endovascular Surgery department offers a wide array of treatment procedures, including:
- Angioplasty and bypass surgeries for peripheral arterial diseases in the lower limbs.
- Minimally invasive laser and radio frequency treatments for varicose veins.
- Venaseal therapy for varicose veins.
- Sclerotherapy to address varicose veins.
- Open repair for Aortic Aneurysms.
- Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair (EVAR).
- Carotid artery endarterectomy.
- Carotid artery stenting
- Creation of AV fistulas and AV grafts for dialysis patients.
- Repair of blocked AV fistulas through open surgery or AV fistula angioplasty.
- Cervical rib excision to treat thoracic outlet syndrome.
- Thrombolysis for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).
- Deep vein stenting.
- Insertion and retrieval of IVC filters.
- Open surgical repair and stenting for mesenteric ischemia, as well as emergency procedures for vascular trauma.
- Arch De-branching and treatment of Complex thoracic Aortic aneurysms using stenting.
- Treatment of Arteriovenous malformations through open and endovascular approaches, or a combination thereof.
Want to find out more about the treatment? The answer to your questions can be found below.
What is Vascular Surgery?
Vascular surgery is a specialized medical field dedicated to the treatment of conditions affecting the body's blood vessels, specifically the arteries and veins. Its primary objective is to enhance blood circulation and flow throughout the body.
What are the common vascular conditions treated at your Hospital?
Common vascular conditions managed by our vascular surgeons encompass atherosclerosis, aneurysms, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), varicose veins, and carotid artery disease.
What is the difference between Cardiac and Vascular surgery?
Cardiac surgery differs from Vascular surgery in that it addresses blood vessels external to the heart, while cardiac surgery focuses on heart-related concerns. Vascular surgeons are primarily concerned with treating arterial and venous issues throughout the body.
What is Endovascular Surgery?
Endovascular surgery constitutes a minimally invasive strategy for addressing vascular ailments. It entails the use of catheters and small incisions to access and repair blood vessels, frequently resulting in swifter recovery periods compared to conventional open surgery.
Are vascular surgery covered by insurance?
Most vascular procedures are typically covered by insurance plans. Nevertheless, it's advisable to verify your coverage and any potential expenses with your insurance provider.
What should I bring to my Vascular Surgery Consultation?
For your vascular surgery consultation, remember to bring along your medical history, a list of current medications, any pertinent test results or imaging studies, as well as your insurance information.
When should I see a Vascular Surgeon?
You should consider consulting a vascular surgeon if you encounter symptoms such as leg pain, swelling, numbness, or skin discoloration, or if you've received a diagnosis of vascular disorders such as an aneurysm or peripheral artery disease (PAD).
How are vascular conditions identified?
Indications of vascular problems can be diverse but often encompass discomfort or pain, swelling, alterations in skin color or temperature, and wounds that resist healing.
What are the alternative treatments for Vascular conditions?
Treatment alternatives for vascular conditions span from medications and lifestyle modifications to minimally invasive procedures and surgical interventions, contingent upon the specific ailment. Your vascular surgeon will recommend the most suitable treatment based on your case.
How does the recovery process typically unfold following vascular surgery?
The recovery process following vascular surgery varies according to the procedure. Your surgeon will supply precise post-operative guidance, but typically, it includes rest, close monitoring, and a gradual return to regular activities.
What are the preventive measures for vascular problems?
Preventive measures to ward off vascular issues include sustaining a healthy lifestyle characterized by regular exercise, a balanced diet, abstaining from smoking, and managing chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension.