September is Peripheral vascular disease awareness month. PVD or PAD / Peripheral Arterial Disease is a chronic disease where plaque gradually builds up in the arteries leading to limited blood flow or entirely block the flow of blood also called an occlusion. This Plaque that builds up in your arteries and veins is a waxy fatty substance caused by high [...]
Many different doctors treat varicose veins, so why should I see a vascular surgeon specifically? Many doctors treat varicose veins, but vascular surgeons are specifically trained and board certified to treat such disorders. Vascular surgeons only treat venous and vascular disorders from the time they graduate medical school. These specialists spend their entire career focusing solely on venous and vascular [...]
Combining moderate physical activity with a healthy diet, mindfulness practice, and quality sleep can have a huge impact on overall health, and specifically, the health of the vascular system.
At least 20-25 million Americans suffer from varicose veins which are often inherited and most commonly affect women. This infographic illustrates the signs, symptoms and treatments available at Western Vascular Institute.
Only a very limited number of specialized surgeons including, Vascular Surgeons, who have all treatment modalities available as part of their training and scope of practice are able treat a patient by performing a carotid endarterectomy (CEA). A carotid endarterectomy is performed to remove a plaque build up in the carotid artery to allow for greater flow of blood [...]
A Vascular Surgeon is a highly trained specialist that focuses on diseases of the vascular system. Vascular Surgeons treat blood vessels & arteries that are responsible for carrying oxygen rich blood throughout your body and returning it to your heart. “Vascular surgeons treat every artery & vein of the body except the brain & heart” (1). More than just surgery, [...]