A vascular surgeon is responsible for dealing with diseases that affect your arteries, veins, and lymphatic vessels. Together, they form your circulatory system, sending oxygen, nutrients, and blood around your body.
There is a strong link between vascular diseases and lifestyle; at least 80% of patients with vascular problems are either current or ex-smokers. Being physically active and quitting smoking can significantly reduce your risk of stroke or heart disease. Hillsborough Private Clinic’s consultants can provide you with an accurate diagnosis and advice on treatment, surgical options, and lifestyle changes.
What Vascular Diseases Do We Treat?
Our Consultant Vascular Surgeons manage a number of vascular problems including:
- Circulation disorders – Problems with your circulation, such as numbness or tingling, are symptoms of bigger issues, which include arterial diseases, diabetes, and heart conditions. If left untreated, these diseases can be life-threatening, so a prompt diagnosis is essential.
- Carotid disease – Your carotid arteries carry oxygen and glucose to your brain. Carotid artery disease is caused when these arteries are narrowed or blocked by a build-up of plaque (atherosclerosis).
- Claudication – This is a pain in your legs, or sometimes arms, during exercise, caused by a lack of blood flow. It is a symptom of several other circulation conditions. Tests can help determine the underlying cause and the right treatment.
- Aneurysms – An aneurysm is a blood-filled bulge in a blood vessel caused by weakened vessel walls. As it enlarges, the aneurysm may burst, which can cause shock and death.
We also treat varicose veins for both pain relief and cosmetic purposes. The treatments we offer include Vein Sclerotherapy, Foam Sclerotherapy, and Radiofrequency Ablation. For more information, please visit our varicose veins page.
Book Your Consultation With a Vascular Surgeon Today
The relaxing surroundings and welcoming attitude of our staff at Hillsborough Private Clinic will instantly put you at ease and help calm any fears you may have about a possible diagnosis or procedure. Our team of expert consultants can effectively diagnose and treat a wide variety of disorders and conditions concerning your arteries, veins and blood vessels in a fraction of the time it could take to see a specialist on the NHS.
Contact the team at Hillsborough Private Clinic today to set up a consultation with a Consultant Vascular Surgeon.