DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT OF DISEASES OF THE BLOOD VESSELS

Vascular surgeons specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the blood vessels (veins, arteries and capillaries) in all parts of the body except for the brain and heart. Many of these problems involve blockage or potential blockage in the vessels, such as thrombosis, and poor circulation seen in many patients with diabetes, peripheral vascular disease and Reynaud’s syndrome. The vascular surgeon diagnoses the problem, then prescribes medicine or performs surgery to restore blood flow and prevent further damage to the body. Vascular surgeons treat other vessel problems from aneurysms (weakening of the vessel wall) to varicose veins. Vascular surgeons also manage lymphedema and other obstructions of the lymphatic system, which transports vital blood components from the veins and arteries to other cells in the body.

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Charles A. (Drew) Bagwell, M.D.
Chester Royals, M.D.
Thomas W. Wehmann, D.O.