Vascular surgery includes any procedure involving your arteries or veins. The board-certified general surgeons at Surgical Clinic, PC in Auburn & Opelika, Alabama, perform vascular surgery to treat diseases that affect these blood vessels. The team uses endovascular surgical techniques whenever possible to minimize tissue trauma and shorten recovery. To find out more about vascular surgery, call the office, or schedule a consultation online today.
Vascular surgery is a surgical specialty that involves your circulatory system. This system includes your arteries, veins, and capillaries.
Your arteries are the blood vessels that deliver oxygen-rich blood to every organ, tissue, and cell in your body.
Your veins return the oxygen-depleted blood back to your heart and lungs for oxygenation.
The capillaries are tiny blood vessels that connect your arteries and veins. These tiny blood vessels also provide oxygen-rich blood to individual cells.
Your primary care provider or surgeon at Surgical Clinic, PC determines whether you need vascular surgery. If you have a condition that affects circulation through an artery or vein, then you may benefit from vascular surgery.
Conditions that may require vascular surgery include:
You may also need vascular surgery if you have severe kidney disease and need dialysis. The team at Surgical Clinic, PC places the venous access you need for dialysis.
Surgical Clinic, PC is a state-of-the-art practice that aims to provide surgical and vascular procedures locally so you don’t have to travel to larger cities for your surgical care. Types of vascular surgeries include:
The carotid artery delivers oxygen-rich blood to the brain. The team performs carotid angioplasty and stenting to treat narrowing or blockages in these arteries due to a buildup of plaque — atherosclerosis.
During the procedure, your surgeon inserts a catheter into a blood vessel and advances it toward the carotid artery. Once in place, they inflate a balloon that widens the artery and then place a stent — a mesh-like tube — to reinforce the blood vessel wall and keep it open.
During a carotid endarterectomy, your surgeon removes plaque from the carotid artery.
For dialysis access surgery, the team creates an access point for you to get dialysis treatments. The access is a thickened vein that allows the dialysis to remove blood from your body, clean it, and then return it.
The surgeons perform peripheral angioplasty and stenting to treat PAD. This procedure is similar to carotid angioplasty and stenting.
If you have CVI or varicose veins, the team may ablate or strip the diseased vein to improve circulation.
For vein ablation, the team heats the vein, causing it to collapse. Your body reroutes blood through a healthy vein. With vein stripping, your surgeon removes the diseased vein.
Spider vein treatment may include ablation or laser treatment.
To schedule a vascular surgery consultation, call Surgical Clinic, PC, or book online today.