Vascular Surgery

Vascular Surgery at Fitzwilliam Hospital

Arteries carry blood away from the heart, and around the body. Veins carry blood back to the heart. Varicose veins are swollen veins on the surface of the leg that no longer function efficiently. They usually start on the calf, but can be found right up to the groin. They are usually more obvious when you stand up.

Varicose Vein Surgery is required for patients who are suffering in pain, inflamed or ulcerated.

Vascular surgeons see and treat many patients who don’t require surgery. Some patients require investigations. Often patients need healthy lifestyle advice including a suitable diet, regular exercise and stopping smoking, combined with appropriate medication to help prevent a future heart attack or stroke.

Frequently, vascular surgery involves minimally invasive or endovascular surgery with the aim of restoring normal blood flow. This can include angioplasty where narrowed or obstructed arteries are widened and inserting stents to keep the vessels open. Open vascular surgery is required for some patients.

Vascular surgery treats diseases of the vascular system including your arteries, veins and lymphatic vessels.

Patients requiring vascular surgery suffer from many different vascular disorders that adversely affect their quality of life. These include carotid artery disease, abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease, thoracic outlet syndrome, varicose veins, lymphatic disorders, excessive sweating and deep vein thrombosis.

Patients requiring vascular surgery may need urgent or planned treatment. As vascular disease is a chronic condition, treatment can be ongoing.

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