Any diseases of the arteries and veins will need to be addressed by a vascular surgeon. Your surgeon may recommend medical therapy, a minimally-invasive procedure, or surgery to restore proper blood circulation of the veins and arteries. Patients suffering from artery disease or venous disease must work with an experienced and skilled surgeon to restore circulation and ward off a host of health issues.
Carotid Artery Disease and Stroke
Carotid artery disease significantly increases the chance of a stroke and can be addressed with surgery. When the main arteries in the neck become blocked because of plaque buildup or narrowed because of age or other reasons, blood supply to the brain is compromised and this can lead to a stroke. Surgery or a minimally invasive procedure can help treat the effects of carotid artery disease.
Hypertension and Renal Artery Disease
The heart, brain, blood vessels, and kidneys are affected by circulation issues in the arteries connected to the kidneys. If you suffer from hypertension or have a family history of renal artery disease, you may need to undergo a renal angioplasty, endarterectomy, or a bypass procedure to remove diseased arteries or eliminate plaque deposits alone the artery walls.
Leg Pain and Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
Persistent leg pain may be the result of poor circulation and is one of the symptoms of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Your surgeon may recommend several lifestyle changes as part of your medical management plan for leg pain. In some cases, surgery is necessary for breaking up plaque in the vein walls and restoring healthy blood circulation.
Minimally Invasive and Endovascular Therapies
Patients who need to undergo any type of vascular procedure to remove blockages in the arteries or veins have several minimally invasive options to choose from. We can treat vessel blockages with an angioplasty and stent, thrombolysis procedure, or by using endovascular techniques.
Varicose Veins and Venous Disease
Varicose veins may bulge and cause swelling and discomfort in the legs. Many patients need to have varicose veins removed for both functional and cosmetic reasons. We offer several treatment options for varicose veins and venous disease, including EndoVenous laser treatment, sclerotherapy, and vein stripping or vein litigation.
If you need to work with a vascular surgeon for the treatment of artery disease or varicose veins, talk to one of our experienced surgeons about your options. Schedule your appointment at our Los Angeles or Glendale office today.