At DHR Health Vein Institute, we have highly-trained vascular surgeons who diagnose and treat diseases and disorders of the vascular system. These specialists use minimally-invasive procedures, venous surgery and prescription medications to treat all types of vascular conditions except those of the heart and brain. Read on to learn more about the common types of vascular conditions treated by a vascular surgeon.
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Peripheral artery disease is a common circulatory disorder that a vascular surgeon treats. This is a disease whereby arteries narrow, reducing blood flow to the legs and arms. Notable symptoms of this disease include painful cramping in the thighs, hips or calf muscles.
These are dilated purple, green or blue veins just beneath the skin, appearing most often on the thighs and legs. They are about two millimeters in diameter, are smaller than varicose veins and are slightly bigger than spider veins. Some of the common symptoms of these veins include pain and discomfort in the affected area.
Vasculitis is the inflammation of the walls of veins and arteries, usually caused by a variety of venous diseases. The two common types of vasculitis are venlitis and arteritis. If you are suffering from any of these two conditions, a vascular surgeon may be able to treat them.
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Deep vein thrombosis occurs when a blood clot forms inside deep veins, usually in your legs. This condition causes swelling and pain in the legs, or a serious problem in the lungs. Other symptoms include discolored skin and a warm feeling in the affected leg.
Whatever vascular conditions you are suffering from, our vascular surgeon at DHR Health Vein Institute can perform a range of procedures to treat them. To begin your treatment, feel free to contact us today and schedule your initial consultation at our office in Edinburg. We look forward to working with you!