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Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Vascular Surgery (Overview)

Vascular surgery is the management of arterial and venous problems, outside of heart and brain. This can be done with minimally invasive methods or regular surgery. The best treatment depends on the individual problem.


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What's vascular surgery?

What's vascular surgery?

Blood vessel surgery: Vascular surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on abnormalities of the blood vessels. Some procedures are done with wires, catheters, balloons, stents and several other small devices through small puncture sites in the arteries. Other procedures are done in the operating room with incisions and suturing of grafts to correct blockages or aneurysms. ...Read more

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Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Vascular Surgery (Overview)

Vascular surgery is the management of arterial and venous problems, outside of heart and brain. This can be done with minimally invasive methods or regular surgery. The best treatment depends on the individual problem.


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What is vascular surgery?

What is vascular surgery?

A Lot: A vascular surgeon is a highly trained physician dedicated to the care of disorders of the circulatory system, including the arteries and the veins. The arteries carry blood from the heart to the vital organs and limbs, and the veins that return the blood back to the heart.

This includes the medical management and diagnosis of these conditions, minimally invasive interventions, and surgery. ...Read more

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Vascular surgery (Tip)

See a vascular surgeon for options , although surgery not always effective. ...See more

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Vascular surgery question?

Vascular surgery question?

Briefly,: Vascular surgery is a medical discipline that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and problems of the arterial, venous and lymphatic systems, exclusive of the heart. Interventional treatment can be both surgical and non-surgical (i.e. Catheter based and minimally invasive) and as such, make vascular surgeons uniquely qualified to provide unbiased recommendations for patients. ...Read more

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What exactly is vascular surgery?

What exactly is vascular surgery?

Blood vessel surgery: Vascular surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on abnormalities of the blood vessels. Some procedures are done with wires, catheters, balloons, stents and several other small devices through small puncture sites in the arteries. Other procedures are done in the operating room with incisions and suturing of grafts to correct blockages or aneurysms. ...Read more

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Vascular surgery (Tip)

After hip surgery lenght of DVT prophylasix should be determined by lenght of immobility. ...See more

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Exercise after vascular surgery is it good?

Exercise after vascular surgery is it good?

Once healed then YES: In general, exercise is good for your cardiovascular health & help to maintain & restore circulatory function. It also minimizes the risk of blood blots & can help collateral circulation to develop. It is even one of the primary therapies for claudication. But you need to make sure that adequate healing occurs first so check with your vascular surgeon. Usually you can start back fairly quickly. ...Read more

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What does success mean on vascular surgery?

What does success mean on vascular surgery?

Depends: A successful outcome in vascular surgery will depend on the procedure performed but will entail achieving the desired goal of the procedure without major complications. ...Read more

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Vascular surgery (Tip)

Depends on size, level, and cause. Stockings, sclerotherapy, or surgery are in the realm of your va. ...See more

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What is the definition or description of: vascular surgery?

What is the definition or description of: vascular surgery?

Blood vessels: Vascular surgery is the management of arterial and venous problems, outside of heart and brain. This can be done with minimally invasive methods or regular surgery. The best treatment depends on the individual problem. ...Read more

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My gentleman friend is having some kind of vascular surgery. What should I do?

Help: Be helpful and supportive. Listen to the doctor to help your friend remember some answers to questions asked. Be available when needed. ...Read more

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Vascular surgery (Tip)

Use support hose daily. Seek evaluation by a vascular surgeon or a phlebologist. ...See more

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How long after vascular surgery before I can travel by plane?

How long after vascular surgery before I can travel by plane?

Depends on surgery: It really depends on in the type if case, how the procedure was done, and how healthy the patient is to begin with. I've had patients travel within days of a simple procedure other have needed a few weeks. ...Read more

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Vascular surgery on hand?

Vascular surgery on hand?

Yes: What kind of surgery on the hand, yes could be done if there is indication for it. ...Read more

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What is rockhawk vascular surgery for the lower limbs?

What is rockhawk vascular surgery for the lower limbs?

Roto-rooter: The procedure you are describing is an atherectomy. It is a minimally invasive technique designed to remove buildup from the inside of your arteries. It is often paired with balloon angioplasty and/or stenting. ...Read more

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Is vascular surgery on hand done by a hand or vascularsurgeon?

Is vascular surgery on hand done by a hand or vascularsurgeon?

By vascular surgeons: Vascular surgery of hand is done by vascular surgeons, however some hand surgeons are trained to do, vascular surgery in the hand like implantation of fingers etc. ...Read more

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How long is recovery after vascular surgery in the legs?

How long is recovery after vascular surgery in the legs?

Depends on surgery: It really depends on type of surgery and the technique used. Endo techniques typically have a much shorter recovery time. Open techniques recovery dependent on how many incisions and what procedure. It also depends on what type of shape the patient is to begin with. Older, frail patients may have a much longer recovery time. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Vascular (Definition)

"vasculum" ...Read more