Vascular surgeon in Bangalore

A vascular surgeon is a versatile medical professional, who is mostly able to deliver all types of procedures. Traditionally, vascular surgeons specialize in two or more types of vascular interventions, in order to provide better treatments. You will come across the best vascular surgeons in Bangalore, at Apollo Spectra. Vascular surgeons at Apollo Spectra are trained in all types of vascular surgeries, i.e. open, complicated, minimally invasive and endovascular procedures. When a patient is transferred to a vascular surgeon, he or she will first understand the health concern and come up with all the helpful opinions. Despite being surgeons, they also treat patients who don’t require surgery.

What are the most common surgeries performed by Vascular Surgeon in Bangalore?
Carotid endarterectomy

It is a method that helps treat carotid artery disease. This disease is caused when the carotid arteries get filled with waxy and fatty deposits. These arteries are the blood vessels that are located on both sides of the neck. Due to the build-up of plaque, the blood supply that reaches the brain maybe cut. Therefore, plaque removal becomes necessary and it also reduces the risk of a stroke.

To undergo this procedure, you will first be put under the local anaesthesia, where the vascular surgeon in Bangalore will make an incision in front of your neck, in order to open the carotid to free the arteries from clogs. Once done, stitches are put or with the help of a patch graft, it is fixed.

Your surgeon may also opt for a method known as an eversion carotid eversion carotid endarterectomy.

Blood clots in the veins (VTE)

If the blood clot occurs in the muscle in your lower leg, thigh, or pelvis, it is known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). If it frees itself and moves towards your lungs, then it becomes a pulmonary embolism (PE). Known as venous thromboembolism, the veins clot occurs because of;

  • Disorders that cause blood flow to slow down or makes it thicker, this includes congestive heart failure and tumours.
  • The valves in a vein become damaged
  • Due to an infection or an injury, the veins become damaged
  • Genetic defects
  • Hormones
  • Lying in bed most of the time or very less body movement
  • Surgery

DVT can lead to long-term pooling of the blood and swelling in the legs and is known as chronic venous insufficiency. If you don’t get it treated, the fluids will move into the ankles and feet, which will gradually cause your skin to break down. Therefore, if you suspect anything, visit your nearest Apollo Spectra.

Blood Clotting disorders

Some conditions lead to frequent blood clots. Some are born with conditions that can form more clots, which leads to;

  • Production of too much clot-forming substances, such as fibrinogen, factor 8, and prothrombin.
  • The blood thinning agents are not sufficiently available
  • Your body finds it difficult to break fibrin, it is a mesh of protein, which holds clots together
  • The endothelium gets damaged

Lymphedema

Unlike your circulatory system, your lymphatic system doesn’t have a pump. It makes use of valves in the blood vessels and the contractions provided by the muscles to keep going. However, when these blood vessels or nodes don’t work accordingly or are missing, fluid build-up can occur, which leads to swelling, usually in the arms or legs. This condition is known as lymphedema.

Primary lymphedema is not a common condition and usually can occur during the time of your birth as few vessels or nodes will be missing. The secondary lymphedema is the blockage of the lymphatic system. It can occur because of; cancer, DVT or deep vein thrombosis, infection, the formation of a scar tissue, severe injury, or surgery.

Varicose veins

The veins that are popping out with almost bluish colour just beneath your skin is known as varicose veins. Usually, the effect of the legs and feet. Although they appear unattractive and can cause pain sometimes, they are not dangerous. When they become inflamed, you may feel it has become sore and can lead to the hindrance in the circulation. This causes the ankles to swell, itchy skin, and pain. You must visit a doctor if you notice changes in the appearance of the veins. Also, if there is excessive bleeding, you will need immediate medical attention.

Why Apollo Spectra?

At Apollo Spectra Bangalore, the vascular surgeons have a vast experience and expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of even the most complicated and rare vascular disorders. Our team of doctors are involved in various research that helps them embrace innovative techniques to treat the disorders with minimum invasion. Our team at Apollo Spectra are committed to providing the best care possible. Our main aim is to contribute towards the health and well-being of the people of this country.