Who needs to see a Vascular Surgeon?

Who needs to see a vascular surgeon? A vascular surgeon is a highly trained physician who manages patients with all forms of vascular disease, so almost any patient might have occasion to see such a specialist. This includes: Patients with aneurysms in almost any location in the chest, abdomen, or extremities. Patients with varicose veins, spider veins, or leg ulcers caused by venous disease. Patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), whether symptoms are minor or more threatening to the leg. Many patients with carotid disease or blockage will see a vascular surgeon for stroke prevention and treatment. Patients with kidney failure require dialysis access procedures, also provided by vascular surgeons.…

Peripheral Arterial Disease

Leg pain when walking at an incline? This could be caused by a dangerous condition known as Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.). This disease commonly affects the arteries in the legs. People with P.A.D. develop plaque in the linning of the arteries. This plaque can be very hard, like a rock, or soft like french fries. The plaque that develops will interfere with bloodflow, causing the leg to loose blood (oxygen). Without proper bloodflow, a person can loose their toes, feet, and legs all together. It doesn’t happen overnight, which is great because you can prevent the development of P.A.D. by changing your lifestyle!! Peripheral Arterial Disease commonly affects these type…