Vascular surgery is a type of surgery that specializes in treating diseases or conditions of the vascular system. It treats veins and arteries with therapy, surgical reconstruction, and the use of catheters (long, flexible tubes) in order to minimize the invasiveness of procedures.
Note that the cardiovascular system is very complex and requires several specialties. Vascular surgeons deal with all the veins and arteries except for those of the heart and the brain. Cardiothoracic surgeons deal with the heart and its vessels. Neurosurgeons deal with the brain and its vessels. However, it is not uncommon for a surgeon to specialize in two or three of these areas.
Some of the most common procedures performed by vascular surgeons are:
- Open AAA repair
- Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR)
- Carotid endarterectomy
- Carotid stenting
- Vein stripping
- Foam sclerotherapy
- Endovenous laser treatment
- Radiofrequency vein ablation
- Ambulatory phlebectomy
- Angioplasty (with or without stenting)
- Bypass surgery
- Balloon embolectomy
- Aneurysm Repair (TEVAR)
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