Vascular surgery is an invasive treatment for conditions that affect the veins, arteries, and lymphatic vessels throughout the body. A vascular disorder can greatly reduce a patient’s quality of life and raise the possibility of life-threatening health events, such as stroke.
Since vascular diseases affect the vessels that carry blood throughout the body, there are risks associated with the related blockages and weakness in the vessel walls. These issues can lead to a rupture and internal bleeding. Vascular surgery can help prevent this from happening.
Let’s talk about some of the different types of vascular surgery and which vascular diseases they address.
Carotid Artery Surgery
The two carotid arteries deliver oxygenated blood from your heart to your brain and to the rest of your head. If you have any blockages in either of these arteries and thus have carotid artery disease, carotid artery surgery can help reduce your risk of having a stroke.
The procedure involves removing the plaque buildup from the carotid artery. This surgery works particularly well when combined with medication and healthy lifestyle habits.
Peripheral Artery Bypass
A peripheral artery bypass addresses a blockage in an artery in your extremities, especially your legs. The surgeon will reroute the blood to other blood vessels, with the goal of bypassing the blocked artery and fostering normal blood flow.
Coronary Angioplasty and Stenting
The surgical procedure of placing a tiny balloon catheter to address an arterial blockage is called an angioplasty. Today, this can be done as a minimally invasive procedure. The surgeon inflates the balloon to open up and relieve the blockage in the artery.
An angioplasty may include stenting. A stent is a tiny tube that is placed in the now-opened vessel to keep it open for blood and fluids to flow through.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair or Abdominal Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
Patients with high blood pressure and atherosclerosis may develop a bulging abdominal aorta as a result of the constant pressure and damage to the vessel walls. This bulge is called an aneurysm.
There are two surgical procedures that can treat aneurysms in the abdominal arteries: traditional (open) surgery and minimally invasive surgery. Abdominal endovascular aneurysm repair is the minimally invasive option.
The goal of both surgeries is to fix the bulging part of the abdominal aorta, which is the large vessel that passes oxygenated blood from the heart to the abdomen and the rest of the body. The surgery can prevent the aneurysm from rupturing, which can lead to life-threatening internal bleeding.
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Our highly qualified surgeons at Intercoastal Medical Group will take care of your vascular issues. Our team of vascular specialists are highly trained and experienced in various vascular surgeries, from bypass surgery to angioplasty to aneurysm repair.
Our goal is to address your medical needs using the most effective treatment methods and advanced surgical procedures. To schedule an appointment with one of our outstanding vascular surgeons, contact us today by calling us at (941) 379-5884 or request an appointment via our online form. We look forward to hearing from you!