Florida Vascular Medical Procedures
Vascular surgery is a specialty of surgery in which diseases of the vascular system, or arteries and veins, are managed by medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures, and surgical reconstruction.
A procedure performed to relieve angina.
Surgical bypass treats your narrowed arteries by directly creating a detour, or bypass, around a section of the artery that is blocked. Your arteries are normally smooth and unobstructed on the inside but they can become blocked through a process called atherosclerosis, which means hardening of the arteries. As you age, a sticky substance called plaque can build up in the walls of your arteries. Cholesterol, calcium, and fibrous tissue make up the plaque. As more plaque builds up, your arteries can narrow and stiffen. Eventually, as the process progresses, your blood vessels can no longer supply the oxygen demands of your organs or muscles, and symptoms may develop.
How do I prepare?
First your physician asks you questions about your general health, medical history, and symptoms. In addition, your physician conducts a physical exam and may order a blood test to determine your cholesterol levels. Your physician will also want to know when your symptoms occur and how often.
We offer complete laboratory services in our office for the convenience of our patients. In the vascular laboratory, our registered technologist will use an ultrasound as well as a Doppler device to provide physiologic and anatomical information necessary for the accurate diagnosis and treatment of vascular pathology. Our lab meets the standards for ICAVL accreditation.