Vascular Surgery

Vascular surgery is a specialty of surgery evolved from general and cardiac surgery, in which diseases of the vascular system, or arteries and veins, are managed by medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures, and surgical reconstruction. The vascular surgeon is trained in the diagnosis and management of diseases affecting all parts of the vascular system except that of the heart and brain.

Vascular surgery is used for a variety of treatments, including the following:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Carotid stenosis
  • Varicose veins
  • Ambulatory phlebectomy
  • Peripheral arterial occlusive disease
  • Acute limb ischaemia
  • Aortic dissection