What is Vascular Surgery?
Vascular Surgery is a branch of surgery dealing with the veins and arteries. Arteries are blood vessels that carry fresh oxygenated blood from your heart to the rest of your body. Veins carry the deoxygenated blood from your body back to the heart. A reduction of blood flow in either the veins or arteries can result in spider veins to life-threatening blood clots. It is performed to treat conditions caused by blocked or narrowed arteries, weakened veins, and other blood vessel problems. These conditions can cause a range of symptoms, including poor circulation, pain, swelling, and even organ damage. Vascular surgery can be used to improve circulation, restore blood flow, and reduce the risk of complications. It can also be used to repair damaged or blocked vessels, as well as to remove blood clots.
Do I need Vascular Surgery?
Vascular Surgery can be something you need if you are experiencing any kind of varicose veins or spider veins. These are both caused by chronic venous insufficiency, which is when the blood flowing to your heart in your veins, through the valves, isn't flowing back up to your heart. Spider veins, in particular, are often removed through a process called sclerotherapy, which involves injecting a special solution into the vein, causing it to shrink and disappear. Vascular surgery also focuses on the prevention of stroke, heart attack, and other vascular diseases.