Vascular surgery at an overseas clinic
Vascular surgery is a surgical specialty concerned with the vascular system, i.e. arteries, veins, and lymphatic system. It is estimated that up to 23 million Americans suffer from varicose veins. Global figures also show that the gender rate in varicose veins is 75% women and 25% men. In Europe, endovascular surgeries are performed 189,000 per year.
Treatment of vascular diseases covers:
- vascular malformations
- diabetic vascular disease
- varicose veins
- deep vein thrombosis
Treatments available for patients are open and endovascular surgeries, vein ligation and stripping, carotid stenting, foam sclerotherapy etc.
5 questions to ask your vascular surgeon during your first appointment at an overseas clinic:
- What is your education/experience in vascular surgery?
- What type of anesthesia will you be using: general or local?
- How does the follow-up care look like?
- How long will the treatment last and how much will it cost?
- What are possible side effects of the treatment?