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Vascular Surgery in Arlington, TX

What Is Vascular Surgery?

The vascular system is a complex network that functions to move blood throughout the veins and arteries within the body. When blood flow becomes restricted or blocked, expert surgical care may be needed to improve vascular health or prevent the loss of a limb. At USMD Hospital at Arlington, vascular surgeons commonly perform advanced procedures to salvage limbs and treat other vascular conditions. The intricate nature of vascular surgery and limb preservation requires a sophisticated level of skill, training, and expertise. To learn more about the expert specialists who provide vascular surgery at our Arlington, TX hospital, please contact our team today.

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Vascular Surgery And Limb Salvage

When a limb is affected by health conditions, trauma, or other concerns, vascular surgery may be necessary to save the limb and preserve its function. Vascular surgeons utilize intricate surgical techniques to repair (revascularize) the vessels and ensure blood flow and blood supply to the limb are both adequate. The skilled vascular surgeons who provide this form of advanced care at USMD Hospital at Arlington also perform limb reattachment procedures. These surgical specialists do everything possible to preserve or reattach a limb that has suffered from damage, disease, or trauma to help maintain the appearance and use of a limb. Vascular surgeons also perform limb amputation at our facility in cases where a limb cannot be saved.

Who Is A Candidate for Vascular Surgery?

You may be a candidate for vascular surgery if you have diseases impacting your circulatory system, conditions causing arterial insufficiency, or limb damage. Such diseases or conditions may include or result from:

  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Atherosclerosis (peripheral artery disease)
  • Blood clots
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Varicose veins
  • Trauma or damage
  • Nonhealing wounds
  • Neuropathy
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer

What are the Benefits of Vascular Surgery?

Vascular surgery provides numerous benefits to patients who suffer from vascular conditions or limb damage. These benefits may include:

  • Improved blood flow: Vascular surgery improves blood flow by repairing and revascularizing damaged or blocked vessels. This reduces your risk of complications such as blood clots or tissue death.
  • Preservation of limb: Vascular surgeons can preserve limbs and maintain their function through advanced surgical techniques. Our specialists at USMD Hospital at Arlington are dedicated to saving limbs whenever possible.
  • Relief from symptoms: Conditions like deep vein thrombosis cause pain, swelling, and other uncomfortable symptoms. Vascular surgery alleviates these symptoms by addressing the underlying issue.
  • Improved quality of life: This form of care allows individuals to continue their daily activities without limitations caused by vascular conditions or limb damage. Surgery can restore normal function and reduce the risk of future complications.

How Is Vascular Surgery Performed?

At USMD Hospital at Arlington, our state-of-the-art operating rooms are fully equipped for vascular surgery and limb salvage procedures. The surgeons who provide this type of care at our hospital are exceptionally skilled in both open and endovascular surgeries. Open vascular surgery offers a traditional or conventional approach to care while endovascular surgery utilizes minimally invasive techniques, repairing vessels through the use of small instruments or catheters. In some instances, a combination of these approaches may be incorporated into patient care.

What Are the Symptoms of Peripheral Artery Disease?

A few symptoms of peripheral artery disease include the following:

  • Leg numbness or weakness
  • No pulse or a weak pulse in the legs or foot
  • Coldness ins the lower leg or foot when compared to the other side
  • Painful cramping in both hips or calves after walking
  • Slower growth of the toenails
  • Pain when using the arms for manual tasks
What Are the Risks Associated With Vascular Surgeries?

All surgeries come with associated risks, with vascular surgery being no different. Please discuss any concerns you have with your vascular specialist during your appointment. A few risks can include:

  • Blood clots
  • Heart attack
  • Neurologic injury
  • Infection
  • Stroke
When Can I Return to Work Following Vascular Surgery?

When a patient can return to work varies from individual to individual based on the surgery performed and their specific condition. Most people can return to work after 1 – 2 weeks. However, your vascular team will provide you with specific aftercare instructions that may include wearing compression stockings and gradually increasing strenuous activities.

Does Insurance Cover Vascular Surgery?

Vascular surgery may be covered in part by insurance. After you meet with your vascular specialist, our Arlington, TX team can help you review your insurance benefits and estimate how much of the surgery may be covered by your plan.

A Compassionate Approach to Vascular Health

Vascular disease or trauma can present life-threatening health concerns. The caring specialists who perform vascular surgery and limb salvage at USMD Hospital at Arlington have the advanced expertise and skills needed to help improve your function, health, and quality of life. Contact us to learn more about receiving vascular surgery in the Dallas/Fort Worth area or find a vascular specialist near you.

USMD Hospital at Arlington is a joint venture with Texas Health Resources and meets the definition under federal law of a physician-owned hospital. Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital. A list of physician owners is available upon request.