STAR Hospitals takes pride in providing world-class vascular care and promotes collaboration among different specialities involved.
Vascular surgeons at STAR Hospitals are trained in the diagnosis and management of conditions affecting circulation, including disease of the arteries, veins and lymphatic vessels.
Many vascular conditions can be treated without surgery, radiology or invasive procedures. The vascular surgeon, often, acts as a deterrent to surgeries, advising patients to adopt a healthy lifestyle including a suitable diet and regular exercise.
If at all surgery is necessary, endovascular surgery is performed utilizing minimally invasive techniques. Vascular surgeons or interventional radiologists both provide these treatments such as angioplasty (widening narrowed or obstructed arteries) and insertion of stents.
For example, during angioplasty an empty and collapsed tiny balloon is inserted into narrowed areas of the vessel and inflated using water pressure to improve blood flow. A stent (a tiny metal cylinder) may also be inserted to ensure the vessel remains open. The techniques aim to restore normal blood flow.
Endovascular surgery has some advantages over open surgery including shorter recovery periods both in and outside the hospital, and less pain and scarring.
Vascular surgeons at STAR Hospitals treat a wide variety of conditions including:
Vascular surgery is quite varied and most operations have to be tailored to the individual patient. Urgent intervention is required for conditions such as ruptured aortic aneurysms and vascular trauma following road accidents and other accidents.
Common vascular and endovascular procedures performed by STAR Hospitals’ vascular surgeons include: