What Do Vascular Surgeons Do?
What is a vascular surgeon? Typically, vascular surgeons are licensed physicians who deal with blood vessels, mainly the arteries, vessels, and lymphatic system.
There are two main entities or disease pathologies that mainly affect the arteries. The first is atherosclerosis, or the hardening of the blood vessels.
Patients experiencing this disease often have developed blocked vessels that can happen in any part of the human body.
The second disease that vascular surgeons tend to encounter the most is an aneurysmal disease in which a patient has weakened arteries that leads to the ballooning of the artery. It can also affect any vessel on the body.
Symptoms of vascular diseases:
Atherosclerosis tends to show its symptoms in various parts of the body. For example, when a patient is experiencing pain in the calf, the blood vessel around this area has some problems.
Aneurysmal tends to be asymptomatic and can be picked incidentally on imaging procedures patients typically get, and the aneurysm is picked up.
Veinous diseases tend to be more symptomatic as they can be seen through the varicose veins that cause significant pain in their lower extremities. They can also have a substantial swelling in various regions or have ulcerations in their lower extremities.
Vascular surgeons have a gold standard for treating vascular diseases with patients. This method is a combined process with medicine that helps control the disease, smoke cessation, exercise, and improvement of the lifestyle for the patient.