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Vascular surgery

What is vascular surgery?

Vascular surgery is a procedure that involves treating conditions affecting the blood vessels in the human body. Generally, this surgery is recommended when vascular illness is advanced or enhances the risk of serious health results. Vascular surgery puts the focus on the treatment of illnesses impacting the vascular system which is made up of the varied blood vessels in the body. The surgery is performed by a vascular surgeon holding special training in general surgery, endovascular surgery, and open vascular surgery. Different types of vascular surgery are there, some involve open surgeries, while some are less invasive endovascular procedures.

What is vascular disease?

Vascular disease is a condition which leads to affecting the blood vessels including arteries, veins, and capillaries. There are different vascular conditions which might require vascular surgery such as peripheral artery disease, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, chronic venous insufficiency, aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection, carotid artery disease, and varicose veins. The vascular disease leads to impacting the lymphatic system causing the drain of fluids from the tissues.

Why there is a need for vascular surgery?

The doctor usually recommends vascular surgery to treat the following conditions:

  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Mesenteric artery ischemia
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Varicose veins
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Renal artery stenosis
  • Fibromuscular dysplasia
  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Blood clots
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • May-Thurner syndrome
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Fibromuscular dysplasia

What happens before vascular surgery?

The vascular surgeon will inform the patient about what he/she can anticipate before or during the surgery. The surgeon begins with the physical exam and testing. The healthcare team asks about the symptoms, feelings, and conditions any patient has had in the past. They would also ask about the allergies and medications the patient takes regularly.

There are various tests also which might be required before vascular surgery such as angiogram, electrocardiogram, magnetic resource imaging, echocardiogram, Doppler ultrasound, ankle-brachial index, and CT angiogram. Further, the surgeon provides the proper instructions that should be followed by the patient before the procedure such as eating or drinking the night before the surgery, avoiding over-the-counter drugs, and quitting smoking.

What happens during the surgery?

It entirely depends on the patient’s condition and the type of surgery the patient requires. The surgeon would be able to tell the patient more about this. A patient needs to gain information on whether he/she is going through an open surgery or minimally invasive surgery. In open surgery, the surgeon will make a long incision as it allows the doctor to access the blood vessels which require treatment. If the patient is having endovascular surgery or minimally invasive surgery, then it is initiated by making smaller incisions and with the use of a catheter surgeon reaches the spot that needs treatment. The recovery after minimally invasive vascular surgery is easier when compared to open heart surgery.

What happens after vascular surgery?

After the surgery is done, the patient needs to stay in the intensive care unit (ICU) but that also depends on the type of surgery. If the patient has gone through procedures like Sclerotherapy, then he/she doesn’t need hospitalization. One can easily drive home himself/herself the same day. It is important to get in touch with the surgeon if the patient has any questions in their minds or about what they can expect after surgery. The surgeon provides proper precautionary instructions that the patient needs to follow, including taking care of the incisions.

Why should you choose Rukmani Birla Hospital for vascular surgery?

Rukmani Birla Hospital, Jaipur is among the eminent multi-special hospitals operating in the city for decades. The hospital has integrated the most amazing and experienced doctors including other staff members. We ensure dedicating ourselves to offering exceptional and satisfactory patient care. The primary objective behind the inception of this hospital is to make healthcare services available to everyone at an affordable cost including the finest treatment. So, if you are recommended for vascular surgery, then get in touch with our most skilled and highly talented healthcare professionals at RBH.

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