Vascular surgeons treat diseases of your vascular system.
The vascular system includes your arteries and veins also known as blood vessels.
Blood vessels move blood from the heart and lungs to other parts of the body and bring it back.
Disease and other conditions cause problems ranging from abdominal aortic aneurysms to varicose veins.
Marshfield Clinic Vascular Surgeons treat problems with:
- Minimally-invasive surgery
- Surgical procedures
Our specialists use medicine or minimally-invasive procedures when possible.
This type of treatment can:
- Shorten hospital stays
- Reduce costs
- Speed recovery
- And it offers great outcomes
Two major problems vascular surgeons treat are:
- Blood vessels that are constricted
- Aneurysms, which are bulges at weak places in the blood vessel
Blood vessels become constricted due to disease.
This reduces the blood flow in the area of the affected vessel.
This can cause a variety of medical problems.
Aneurysms are bulges in a blood vessel and can be serious medical conditions.
Your aorta is the major artery coming out of your heart.
It sends blood to your lower body and legs.
It's the largest artery in your body.
An aneurysm on the aorta may require surgery to repair.
A ruptured aortic aneurysm is a medical emergency requiring immediate attention.
Aneurysms can develop in any blood vessel.
Typically, vascular surgeons treat all parts of your vascular system except those of the heart and brain.