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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

Dr. Joel Gotvald
253 doctors shared insights

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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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
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Make sure that your risk factors, such as blood pressure and cholesterol, are addressed
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Inspect your feet daily, and call your medical doctor if you experience any wounds
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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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Can vascular surgery be done on the hand?

Can vascular surgery be done on the hand?

YES: Its seldom required but arterial surgery can certainly be done in the hand ...Read more

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How long is recovery from vascular surgery in the legs?

How long is recovery from vascular surgery in the legs?

Few weeks: It depend on what surgery was done how involve the surgery was. ...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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How long is recovery from vascular surgery in the legs/calves?

Depends on procedure: Recovery after any surgical procedure is variable and difficulty. The biggest factors that affect recovery are the procedure itself, your overall health and physical condition, your nutritional status. Some vascular surgery leg procedures are done in an outpatient setting with recovery expected to be less than a week. Some require hospital stay and rehab for recovery. ...Read more

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Criteria / guidelines for referring neuropathy foot patients to vascular surgery?

Criteria / guidelines for referring neuropathy foot patients to vascular surgery?

Signs of PAD/PVD: A diagnosis of neuropathy is not an absolute indication of a need for referral to a vascular surgeon. That referral would be based on objective findings and subjective complaints that could suggest the patient is also suffering from peripheral vascular disease or peripheral arterial disease. There are times when a patient with neuropathy may need a neurology referral to control their symptoms. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is rate of success on vascular surgery?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is rate of success on vascular surgery?

Depends: Generally, vascular surgery done on larger vessels have a good long-term success, but also have a higher early mortality. Smaller vessels have a lower overall long term patency, but also have a lower early mortality. As with anything, a lot depends on the experience of the surgeon and the condition of the patient. ...Read more

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What is your recommended book explaining CT angiography for vascular surgery?

What is your recommended book explaining CT angiography for vascular surgery?

Book: There are many books in the library — also many libraries. Please go to one close to ware you live.

Have your doctors discussed this with you and if so what have they told you?

If you have not done anything like above comments, please go to a Library area and see if things make sense to you.

Feel free to contact me if there is something you want to discuss. ...Read more

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How long before exercising? With varicose vein vascular surgery, how long will it be before exercising can begin?

How long before exercising? With varicose vein vascular surgery, how long will it be before exercising can begin?

Depends: Exercise post varicose vein surgery is dependent on multiple factors. Type of surgery, stripping, laser, radiofrequency. Plus or minus sclerotherapy. Site of veins treated as well as the type of exercise activities that you are planning to undertake. Best to speak directly with the surgeon who completed or is going to complete your vein procedures. Multiple factors... Unable to answer. ...Read more

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In your opinion, which specialty has the smartest docs? The nicest? The least nice? My vote: smartest = pathology; nicest = pediatrics; least nice = it's a tie: endocrinology and vascular surgery.

In your opinion, which specialty has the smartest docs? The nicest? The least nice? My vote: smartest = pathology; nicest = pediatrics; least nice = it's a tie: endocrinology and vascular surgery.

Value judgments: Being human, physicians have varying personalities ("niceness") and all have intelligence or they wouldn't be in medicine. People have value judgments, though. For instance, many physicians told me I was "too smart" to go into psychiatry. Should we make similar judgments about 43 year old men from athens ga -- saying they're not as nice or as smart as women from atlanta? I think not. :-). ...Read more

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What's after a full leg brace? I had vascular surgery and my meniscus is still ripped. What comes after this? Will I walk with a torn meniscus?

What's after a full leg brace? I had vascular surgery and my meniscus is still ripped. What comes after this? Will I walk with a torn meniscus?

Varies: It varies in part on the reason for the brace. A brace is not a standard treatment for your meniscal tear, so you may be wearing the brace for other reasons. Typical treatment for most meniscal tears is arthroscopic repair verses debridement, but you might not be a candidate for this based upon a recent vascular surgery. I would certainly discuss specifics of your case with your surgeons. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Vascular (Definition)

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