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Medical Specialist: Vascular Surgery
The Vascular Surgeon is a doctor who completes a five- to seven-year residency-training program in vascular surgery. Vascular surgeons provide ...

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Medical Specialist: Vascular Surgery

The Vascular Surgeon is a doctor who completes a five- to seven-year residency-training program in vascular surgery. Vascular surgeons provide expert care for patients with diseases of the blood vessels and lymphatic system (excluding those of the brain and heart). Vascular surgeons treat or perform:

Associated Diseases

  • Aneurysms
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Carotid stenosis
  • Peripheral aterial occlusive disease
  • Varicose veins
  • Aortic dissection
  • Endarterectomies
  • Balloon angioplasty
  • Stents
  • Repair of veins
  • Endovascular procedures

Reference:

American Board of Medical Specialties 2006-2008.

Written by: JC Jones MA, RN
Last Updated: February 20, 2008
Published By: Healthline Networks Inc.
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