Why would you be referred to a vascular surgeon?
Your primary care physician may refer you to a vascular surgeon if you have a health problem that involves your blood vessels. Sometimes, it may be because of a symptom that could be a sign of a vascular problem. For example, pain in your legs may mean you have peripheral artery disease.
What does a vascular surgeon check for?
Vascular specialists are specifically trained to diagnose and treat vascular conditions like varicose veins, aortic aneurysms, carotid artery disease, deep vein thrombosis, peripheral artery disease (PAD), and more.
What are symptoms of vascular problems?
Peripheral Vascular Disease Symptoms
- Buttock pain.
- Numbness, tingling, or weakness in the legs.
- Burning or aching pain in the feet or toes while resting.
- A sore on a leg or a foot that will not heal.
- One or both legs or feet feeling cold or changing color (pale, bluish, dark reddish)
- Loss of hair on the legs.
What happens at first vascular appointment?
One of our vein specialists will provide a physical examination and talk to you about your medical history, vein problem and goals. You may have testing such as duplex ultrasound in our Vascular Laboratory to show us the blood flow in your veins.
Do vascular surgeons do amputations?
General and vascular surgeons now perform the vast majority of amputations, and physiatrists oversee rehabilitation.
What’s the difference between a cardiologist and a vascular surgeon?
Vascular surgeons and cardiologists are quite specialized in their respective fields, but they are not the same specialization. Cardio refers to issues of the heart whereas vascular refers to issues of the circulation system outside the heart.
What are the 4 signs your heart is quietly failing?
Heart failure signs and symptoms may include: Shortness of breath with activity or when lying down. Fatigue and weakness. Swelling in the legs, ankles and feet.
What are the warning signs of clogged arteries?
- Chest pain (angina). You may feel pressure or tightness in your chest, as if someone were standing on your chest. …
- Shortness of breath. If your heart can’t pump enough blood to meet your body’s needs, you may develop shortness of breath or extreme fatigue with activity.
- Heart attack.