Most people are happy enough to go through their lives with no need to know what a vascular surgeon is. But once you get referred to one, you start wondering what to expect.
Vascular conditions include vascular trauma and infections, atherosclerosis, vein thrombosis, chronic venous insufficiency, peripheral arterial disease, aneurysm and others. Most of them can occur at any age, but the risk is especially high for the elderly, smokers and overweight individuals.
Vascular surgeons are medical doctors who specialise in treating diseases of the circulatory system. They focus on blood vessels - arteries carrying oxygen-rich blood to all the tissues and veins transporting CO2-rich blood back to the heart.
Blood clots or hardening of vessels can obstruct the process of vital gas exchange causing pain and increasing the risk of heart and other diseases. These are the problems that vascular surgeons help solve.
They offer a full spectrum of care covering every possible treatment for circulation disorders: from prescription medications and physical therapy, to endovascular procedures and open surgeries.
If you are referred to a vascular surgeon, it doesn’t necessarily mean you will have to undergo a surgery. Often you just need further diagnosis or a treatment plan. The plan can often be based on laser treatments and sclerotherapy which are less invasive than open surgeries. Lithuanian clinics, chosen by Health Tourism Lithuania, offer both of these innovative solutions. Vascular surgeons will be there to help you explore all the options before choosing the right one for you.
The earlier you get to a vascular doctor, the better. Early intervention makes any treatment more simple and successful.