Blood vessels serve multiple important roles, including making sure that every part of the body receives enough oxygen-rich blood to maintain normal body processes. However, if you have a vascular disease or injury that negatively impacts the vascular system, it can lead to health complications and can become more serious if left untreated. Many vascular issues can even be present without symptoms. While there are many physicians that claim to be specialists in this field, receiving treatment from a board-certified vascular surgeon can ensure the best results and return you to optimal health.
Why Choose a Board-Certified Vascular Surgeon?
Vascular surgeons undergo extensive medical education and training before they begin their careers. They must all be board-certified to perform general surgery. In addition, they must also receive extensive training on testing and understanding the vascular system. They are trained to diagnose any disorder that affects your veins, arteries, and even your lymphatic system.
Board-certified vascular surgeons can perform open operations and reconstruct damaged blood vessels as well as remove any blockage in the blood vessels. The work they do is key to maintaining your vascular health and preventing you from having cardiovascular emergencies, such as a heart attack.
What Can Board-Certified Vascular Surgeons Treat?
Vascular surgeons treat a wide range of disorders, including potentially serious conditions such as aneurysms. An aneurysm is when your artery enlarges and can grow to the point where it ruptures. A vascular surgeon can look at your vascular system and determine if a vein or artery is likely to clot or rupture, if it needs to be repaired, or if it needs to be monitored over time. As serious complications can arise without warning or symptoms, board-certified vascular surgeons are the first line of defense in maintaining your vascular health.
Varicose veins are another medical issue that a vascular surgeon can properly diagnose and treat. Varicose veins look twisted and can be seen from under the surface of the skin. In some cases, varicose veins can also cause intense pain that can inhibit daily activities. They can swell, and they can lead to life-threatening blood clots. A vascular surgeon will be able to examine your varicose veins, tell you what treatment is going to be best, and may recommend and perform surgery to remove or to repair varicose veins.
In addition, a board-certified vascular specialist can look at leg circulation issues, vascular trauma, diabetic foot infections, as well as a whole host of other diseases that can negatively impact your life and if left untreated could actually prove to be fatal.