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Vascular surgery encompasses the diagnosis and comprehensive, longitudinal management of disorders of the arterial, venous, and lymphatic systems, exclusive of the intracranial and coronary arteries.
Diplomates in vascular surgery should have significant experience with all aspects of treating patients with all types of vascular disease, including diagnosis, medical treatment, and reconstructive vascular surgical and endovascular techniques.
Blood vessels are the series of tubes that are used to pump blood throughout the body. There are three types of blood vessels: arteries, veins and lymphatics.
Arteries carry oxygen-rich blood away from the heart to every part of the body, including the brain, intestines, kidneys, arms, legs and the heart itself. When disease occurs in the arteries, it is called arterial disease. Veins return blood back to the heart from all parts of the body. When disease occurs in the veins, it is calledvenous disease. Lymphatics are a third type of blood vessel that return fluid from the skin and other tissues to the veins.
Most recognized Vascular Diseases include:
The Society for Vascular Surgery® (SVS) seeks to advance excellence and innovation in vascular health through education, advocacy, research and public awareness. The organization was founded in 1946 and currently has a membership of more than 6,000. SVS membership is recognized in the vascular community as a mark of professional achievement.
Patients requiring vascular surgery suffer from many different vascular disorders that adversely affect the quality of life, such as intermittent claudication, varicose veins, lymphatic disorders, hyperhidrosis, thoracic outlet syndrome, vascular malformations, and many more. The core activities of the vascular specialist include:
Spread awareness on Vascular Surgeons: One of the major challenges ahead is to develop awareness among healthcare providers. The awareness programs aim out to vascular surgeons across the country, advising them on a range of topics related to vascular disease and its incidence, screening, and treatment and provide them with videos, articles, research guides, etc.
Among the main procedures undertaken by vascular surgeons are:
1 Carotid artery surgery/endarterectomy
2 Endovascular aneurysm repair