Vascular Surgery

Overview

Vascular surgery is a branch of medical subspecialty which focuses on the diseases and conditions of the vascular system, i.e., arteries, veins and lymphatic circulation. The vascular conditions are managed through medical therapy, minimally invasive catheter directed and surgical reconstruction procedures.

The techniques of vascular surgery are related to endovascular surgeries, which includes balloon angioplasty and/or stenting, aortic and peripheral vascular endovascular stent/graft placement, thrombolysis and other adjuncts for vascular reconstruction.

A vascular surgeon is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of conditions in your arteries and veins, also known as blood vessels. The common symptoms include pain or heaviness in the area affected by vascular disease or injury, lack of circulation, brittle toe nails, hair loss on the feet and legs or there may be coldness, numbness, weakness, or tingling feeling in the affected limb.

Before diagnosis, patient will be clinically evaluated by a vascular surgeon, which involves history taking and physical examination. Based on your symptoms, your doctor may perform the following investigations to identify the underlying problem: Ankle-brachial index (ABI), Ultrasound or Doppler, Angiography and Blood tests.

After a thorough assessment, the Vascular Surgeon will recommend a treatment based on your condition. The vascular surgeon can also treat vascular diseases by non-operative means, including drug therapy and risk factor management.

Our aim is to improve vascular health by comprehensive evaluation and delivering the most effective treatment for our patients.

Services Offered
  • Cerebrovascular disease and stroke prevention surgery
  • Varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Aortic and peripheral aneurysms
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Wound care management
  • Dialysis access surgery
  • Diabetic foot problems
  • Excessive sweating
  • Venous access
  • Lymphedema

Team that Cares

Dr. Prathap Chowdary Potula

Consultant - Vascular Surgeon