Medical world has always been evolving. Each and every medical or surgical broad speciality is branching out in to super speciality. For example earlier patients for joint related problems were treated by Orthopaedic surgeons, however, nowadays; there are Joint replacement and Revision surgeons who are Orthopaedicians specially trained to excel out in this speciality.
Vascular Surgery, better known as Peripheral Vascular Surgery is a super speciality that deals with the blood vessels of human body except those within the heart and brain.
A Vascular Surgeon is a highly trained specialist who deals with the blood vessels of our body. There are two types of blood vessels in our body: Artery-carrying oxygen rich blood to supply body organs and vein- carrying blood back to heart for purification. Smooth and uninterrupted flow of blood is essential for healthy body and “Road block” in any of these blood vessels is managed by Vascular Surgeon.
A Vascular Surgeon is trained to perform open surgery, minimally invasive Endovascular Surgery and all sorts of hybrid, complicated procedures. However, which patient to offer any surgical intervention or to treat by medicines or exercises is the key deciding factor for better patient outcomes.
The arteries of our body can become hardened (Atherosclerosis) or blocked giving rise to symptoms like Leg aches, Leg Stroke, ulcers, gangrene which if not treated in time will end in limb loss.
The veins of our body become bigger in size and do not pump blood back to heart properly or blood clots starts forming in veins . These patients present with skin discoloration around ankle and foot, leg swelling and leg ulcers.
If you have any of the above symptoms or you have risk factors like- Tobacco intake in any form (Chewing/smoking), Diabetes , Hypertension then it’s time to consult a Vascular Surgeon!