Vascular surgery

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AIOR Institute of Vascular surgery Expertise :

The AIOR Surgical Unit Offers a comperhensive multi-disciplinary approach to the management of patients with arterial with , venous and lymphatic disease.

Vascular surgeons are trained in the diagnosis and management of conditions affecting the circulation, including disease of the arteries, veins and lymphatic vessels. They treat all parts of the vascular system excluding the heart and the brain.

Vascular surgeons are trained to assess, diagnose and treat vascular conditions. Many vascular conditions can be treated without surgery, radiology or invasive procedures. The vascular surgeon often has a preventative role and may advise the patient to adopt a healthy lifestyle including a suitable diet and regular exercise. This, in combination with appropriate medication, will often minimise future risk of heart attack and stroke.

Vascular surgeons treat a wide variety of conditions including:

  • carotid artery disease – a waxy substance called plaque builds up inside the carotid arteries that carry blood to the neck and head and can cause a stroke
  • aneurysms – dilation of a blood vessel, which can lead to rupture and death
  • critical limb ischemia – severe blockage in the arteries of the lower extremities which seriously reduces blood flow and in serious cases may result in limb amputation
  • venous disease – where veins become abnormal or diseased, including the treatment of varicose veins
  • lymphoedema – swelling caused by accumulation of fluid in the body’s tissues

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