Vascular Surgery may be recommended for a wide range of problems and conditions that affect the vascular system, or the veins and arteries. It is used to treat peripheral vascular diseases, especially in diabetics, such as Acute or Chronic LimbIschaemia. Vascular Surgery may also be needed to repair aortic aneurysm, which is a bulge in the wall of the artery.
This bulge can rupture and therefore lead to bleeding and severe complications.
If you have renal failure, you can undergo Vascular Surgery for vascular access creation (whereby a catheter or small tube is inserted in the arm or the leg for easy access to the bloodstream) and maintenance. In addition, Vascular Surgery can also be used to treat venous diseases including Arterio-Venous Malformations (abnormal connection between arteries and veins), Varicose Veins (enlarged and twisted veins), Deep Vein Thrombosis (formation of blood clots in the deep vein especially in the legs), and Venous Leg Ulcers.
The surgery aims to treat the vascular, vein or artery problems through a multidisciplinary participation of endocrinologists, wound care nurses and vascular fellows, as well as education and rehabilitation physicians.