Vascular Surgery Specialist

Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group -  - Vein Specialist

Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group

Vein Specialist located in Beverly Grove & Santa Monica, Los Angeles, & Glendale, CA

Vascular surgery can widen and restore veins and arteries and potentially save your life. At Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group, serving Beverly Hills and the Greater Los Angeles area from office locations in Beverly Grove, Santa Monica, and Glendale, California, the esteemed vascular surgery specialists create patient-specific surgical plans using the latest innovative solutions. If you need vascular surgery, call the office nearest you or schedule a consultation online today.

Vascular Surgery Q & A

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What is vascular surgery?

Vascular surgery is a group of surgical procedures that treat blood vessels outside of your heart and brain. The experienced vascular surgeons at Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group perform both traditional (open) vascular surgery and cutting-edge minimally invasive procedures to restore your blood flow when you have vascular disease. 

Your veins and arteries maintain blood circulation; the arteries deliver oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to your entire body, and the veins return the blood to your heart for reoxygenation. A healthy vascular system is crucial to your wellness. 

Vascular surgeons repair damage and treat disease within your vast vascular system to keep your body functioning properly. Vascular surgery can prevent serious complications like strokes.

What conditions does vascular surgery treat?

Vascular surgery treats many different conditions, including:

  • Carotid artery disease - plaque buildup in your neck arteries
  • Aneurysm - a bulge in an artery
  • Deep vein thrombosis - a blood clot in a deep vein 
  • Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) - plaque buildup in the legs
  • Venous insufficiency - vein valve failure, causing blood pooling

Many common vascular issues, such as varicose veins and spider veins, happen because of an underlying problem like venous insufficiency. 

Other vascular issues, like aneurysm and carotid artery disease, can be very dangerous because they may lead to strokes or other complications if left untreated.

What does vascular surgery involve?

There is a wide variety of vascular surgery procedures. Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group provides patient-centric care in which they tailor your surgery for the specific vascular issue and your unique health problems. Some of the most common procedures are:

Angioplasty

Angioplasty is a surgical procedure to open narrowed or clogged arteries. This procedure removes plaque deposits and allows the blood to flow normally again. 

Stent

After angioplasty, you may need a stent, a mesh-like tube that holds a weak blood vessel open. This tube helps to prevent artery narrowing in the future.

Filter

If you have deep vein thrombosis that doesn't respond to nonsurgical treatments like blood thinners or clot-busting drugs, you may need a surgical procedure to place a vena cava filter into the major abdominal vein (the vena cava). This filter keeps clots from moving upwards to the lungs, as a pulmonary embolism (lung blood clot) can be very serious or even deadly.

The Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group surgeons use the most advanced minimally invasive approaches whenever possible. They also offer several nonsurgical procedures, such as Varithena sclerotherapy, endovenous laser ablation, and radiofrequency vein ablation, for spider veins and varicose veins caused by venous insufficiency. 

To learn how vascular surgery can help you, call the Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group office in your area or book an appointment online.