With September being Peripheral Artery Disease Awareness Month, we wanted to focus on this disease as over 8 million Americans suffer from it, and it can be associated with a host of other issues such as heart disease and stroke.
When you hear the term vascular surgeon, you may think you only need to see one when you need surgery. However, today’s vascular surgeon does so much more than surgery. Vascular surgeons are specially trained to collaborate with other medical professionals to develop patient-centered care plans.
For many people, varicose veins, spider veins and reticular veins are simply a cosmetic concern. For others these vein issues can cause aching pain and discomfort and, in some cases, can lead to more-serious problems. However, with the different types of vein issues out there, how are you supposed to know what’s[…]
The term "vascular" refers to the body's blood vessels, including arteries, veins, and capillaries. They are all connected to a muscular pump called the heart and together this system keeps a continuous and controlled movement of blood that delivers nutrients and oxygen to every cell in the body. This is done[…]
A vascular surgeon is someone who treats disease processes within the arteries and veins, those critical routes of the circulatory system. Vascular surgeons do not treat the heart or brain as those are specialty areas of cardiologists and neurologists.
While summer is a popular time to travel, this doesn’t mean travel time ends when summer is over. For many of us, business travel may pick up and for others we may take advantage of off-peak travel costs available over the coming months. Either way, as you plan your itinerary, think about making a pair of[…]