Who is a Vascular Surgeon?
A medical surgeon who is well trained in Vascular Surgery is called Vascular Surgeon. They treat and diagnose medical conditions related to the Vascular System of arteries, veins, and lymphatic circulation through medications, surgeries, and lifestyle modifications.
What are the qualifications of a Vascular Surgeon?
A 5-year medical degree [MBBS] that is recognized by the General Medical Council and a 2-year foundation course of general training are the basic requirements for an individual to be a doctor. However, the following are a few of the specialties or extra qualifications required to be Vascular Surgeon:
- Certificate in Vascular Surgery (The American Board of Surgery)
- FNB- Peripheral Vascular Surgery
- FRCS - General Surgery (Vascular)
- DNB - Peripheral Vascular Surgery
- Ph.D. - Cardio Thoracic & Vascular Surgery
- MCh - Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery
- MCh - Vascular Surgery
What surgeries do Vascular Surgeons perform?
Vascular surgeons perform a variety of surgeries. Some of the are:
- Peripherally inserted catheter line
- Carotid endarterectomy
- Transcarotid artery revascularization
- Thrombolytic therapy
- Diabetic foot care
- Thoracic endovascular aortic repair
- Dialysis access
- Surgical bypass
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm endovascular repair
- Endovascular treatment of aortic dissection
- Thoracic aortic aneurysm repair
Why would an individual require Vascular Surgery?
An individual might need a Vascular Surgeon’s intervention when they have vascular disease or condition that could cause severe problems. If they are referred to a Vascular Surgeon, it’s important that their condition gets surgical treatment.
What condition do Vascular Surgeons treat?
Vascular Surgeons treat a wide range of vascular diseases. Some of the are:
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Aortoiliac occlusive disease
- Arm artery disease
- Giant cell arteritis
- Carotid artery disease
- Fibromuscular disease
- Chronic venous
- Endoleaks (Type I-V)
- Connective Tissue Disorder (CTD)
How do I consult a Vascular Surgeon?
You can consult a Vascular Surgeon either online or offline. However, depending on the availability of the doctor and the convenience of the patient, pre-booking may be required for consultation.
How often should an individual visit a Vascular Surgeon?
It is recommended that an individual visit a Vascular Surgeon if they notice symptoms of blood disorders like pain, abnormal colour change at fingertips, non-healing wound or ulcer, numbness or tingling etc. If a person has an existing condition, they must follow up with their Vascular Surgeon as advised.