Vascular Surgery Specialist

University Vascular

Board Certified Vascular Surgeons located in Watkinsville, GA

Vascular surgeons diagnose and treat a comprehensive range of health issues, from varicose veins to aneurysms and deep vein thrombosis. If you have a vascular health problem, the board-certified vascular surgeons of University Vascular in Watkinsville, Georgia, perform state-of-the-art vascular surgery to restore your health. Call the practice or schedule a consultation online today if you need expert vascular surgery services.

Vascular Surgery Q & A

What is vascular surgery?

Your vascular system includes the arteries and veins that carry blood throughout your body. Vascular surgery is an area of medical specialty that focuses on your vascular system. 

Vascular surgeons evaluate and treat every blood vessel in your body, except those in your brain and heart. 

Vascular surgery involves multiple surgical techniques, including innovative endovenous treatments that use radiofrequency or laser energy to repair your blood vessels. 

Why would I need vascular surgery?

Some of the most common types of health problems that require vascular surgery include:

  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Renal artery disease
  • Raynaud’s phenomenon
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Varicose and spider veins
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Pulmonary embolisms
  • Aneurysms
  • Blood clotting disorders

Your risk of vascular disease increases if you’re overweight, smoke, or lead a sedentary lifestyle. Your chances of vascular disease are also higher if you have another health issue like diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or kidney disease. 

What happens during vascular surgery?

The details of vascular surgery depend on the location and type of operation. For example, if you have endovenous laser treatment for varicose veins, your provider uses a local anesthetic and a catheter to treat your weakened veins. 

However, if you need bypass surgery or stenting in your carotid artery, you might need anesthesia while your surgeon opens or repairs your blood vessel. 

The board-certified vascular surgeons at University Vascular provide comprehensive consultations and exams before recommending any treatment. They explain your treatment options and what to expect before, during, and after vascular surgery. 

What should I expect after vascular surgery?

Recovery also depends on the type and location of your vascular surgery. You might have some tenderness near the incision site and your provider might prescribe medication to improve your circulation or prevent infection while you recover. 

Your provider might recommend wearing compression stockings and getting up to walk around for 10 minutes every hour to encourage healthy and efficient circulation.

You might also need to make some lifestyle adjustments to enhance your overall and vascular health. Your provider might recommend dietary adjustments, daily physical activity, or smoking cessation.

Call University Vascular or make an appointment online today if you need an experienced vascular surgeon.