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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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Whats vascular surgery?

Whats 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
249 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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Treating Varicose Veins (Tip)

Treating Varicose Veins

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 risk factors are addressed (blood pressure, cholesterol)
Once
Inspect your feet daily -- call your MD with any wounds
Daily
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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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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?

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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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 of the answers to questions asked. Be available when needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Vascular (Definition)

"vasculum" ...Read more