Vascular Surgery Guide

Vascular Surgery is an expanding field of medical practice that utilizes advanced surgical technologies to repair or replace damaged or dying tissue within the body. This type of surgery can be performed on all areas of the body but some areas of the body require more aggressive treatment than others. This is because the body has a tendency to heal itself more rapidly in some parts of the body than in other areas. Often times if you live in a dry climate, or you spend time in a place where the weather is very hot during most part of the year, you may see signs of more advanced disease before other areas of your body begin to show signs of aging.

Vascular (or vascular) surgery deals with invasive procedures that open up collapsed or narrowed arteries, blocked arteries, collapsed or injured lymphatic vessels, damaged lymph nodes, or removed excess pleural plaques. This type of surgery can also involve the removal of cancerous or potentially cancerous tumors. Some types of invasive procedures include angioplasty (a procedure that removes a herniated or enlarged artery), pneumonectomy (a procedure that removes a lung), breastctomy (the removal of a breastbone), and subclavian balloon angioplasty (a procedure that removes a blocked or narrowed artery from the neck). More minor invasive procedures include microsurgery (an ultrasound or laser procedure that produces a small incision) and micrografts (a tissue graft).

An oncologist is an oncologist who focuses on the prevention and management of cancer. They have the training and expertise to treat and cure various types of cancers and the knowledge to use minimally invasive procedures such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Because of their dedication to treating and preventing cancer, oncologists are in high demand and many hospitals are fully staffed with one oncology specialist. Some hospitals will have a dedicated vascular surgeon who only performs invasive procedures.