What is a Vascular Surgeon?

A vascular surgeon is a specialist who evaluates and treats diseases of the blood vessels. Treatment can include traditional open surgery and endovascular approaches. Some of these surgeries may include:

  • Removing the plaque from an artery
  • Bypassing the area of obstruction with a graft
  • Performing endovascular procedures

Because of their training, vascular surgeons are uniquely qualified to diagnose all vascular diseases and interpret a wide variety of diagnostic tests.