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Vascular Surgery

Premier Vein & Vascular

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery located in Tampa, FL & Largo, FL

Whether you have aesthetic problems like spider veins or life-threatening arterial blockages, vascular surgery is the specialty you need. Board-certified vascular surgeon Saleem Saiyad, MD, Nestor Guerrero, ARNP-C, and the team at Premier Vein & Vascular provide a comprehensive range of vascular surgeries at two locations in Tampa and Largo, Florida. Call the nearest office or book your consultation online today.

Vascular Surgery Q & A

What is vascular surgery?

Vascular surgery is a medical specialty dealing with conditions affecting your veins and arteries.

Arteries are blood vessels that carry freshly oxygenated blood from your heart to the rest of your body. Veins transport blood back to your heart when your body uses up all the oxygen.

If anything interferes with the efficient, free flow of blood around your arteries and veins, it can lead to a range of problems, from unsightly spider veins to potentially life-threatening blood clots and narrowed arteries.

What conditions might require vascular surgery?

Vascular surgery might be something you need for aesthetic problems like varicose veins and spider veins. These are common problems that arise from a condition called chronic venous insufficiency.

If you have chronic venous insufficiency, it means the valves in your veins aren’t keeping your blood flowing toward your heart as they should. Instead, some blood is trickling back the wrong way and building up in places along the veins.

This buildup of blood causes the affected veins to start swelling, making them show through and eventually protrude from the surface of your skin. Spider veins often appear on your face, while varicose veins are larger veins that typically develop in your legs.

Although they are initially a cosmetic concern, varicose veins can lead to more serious vascular problems like blood clots and venous ulcers.

What serious conditions might require vascular surgery?

Vascular surgery might be something you need to prevent serious diseases causing further damage or for life-saving treatments to stop heart attacks and strokes. The team at Premier Vein & Vascular includes experts in performing advanced forms of vascular surgery to treat problems like:

Abdominal aortic aneurysm

An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a bulge in the large artery in your abdomen. Pressure can cause an aneurysm to get bigger, and without treatment, it can rupture, causing massive internal bleeding.

Carotid artery disease

Carotid artery disease (CAD) is caused by atherosclerosis, a buildup of a sticky substance called plaque inside the large artery taking blood from your heart to your brain. If a blockage develops in the artery, it can stop blood from getting to your brain and cause a stroke.

Peripheral arterial disease

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is similar to CAD but affects the smaller arteries rather than large ones like the carotid.

What types of vascular surgeries are there?

Premier Vein & Vascular provides state-of-the-art treatments for an extensive range of vein disorders. Vascular surgeries for chronic venous insufficiency and varicose veins include:

  • VenaSeal™ closure system
  • Endovascular laser ablation
  • Radiofrequency ablation

Vascular surgeries for conditions like PAD, CAD, and AAA include:

  • Balloon angioplasty and stent placement
  • Atherectomy
  • In vena cava (IVC) filter placement and removal
  • Thrombectomy

If you have a problem with your veins or arteries, the Premier Vein & Vascular team has exceptional vascular surgery skills and can restore your circulation to good health. Call or book an appointment online today.