For decades, in our country we have been fortunate to have doctors trained in Angiology and Vascular Surgery, medical specialists who, unlike most of our European colleagues, are able to integrate in a single professional both clinical diagnosis, diagnosis by image, medical treatment and surgical treatment of vascular diseases.
Angiology and Vascular Surgery has a long tradition in our country reflected in the more than 50 years of existence of our national society (SEACV).
What exactly is Angiology and Vascular Surgery?
It is the medical-surgical specialty in charge of the diagnosis and treatment of all diseases that affect the blood vessels, be they veins or arteries. Its main virtue is to combine in the same specialty Angiology, focused on medical diagnosis and treatment, with Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, which provides all the surgical and Interventional procedures necessary for the treatment of different vascular diseases.
What role does the Angiologist and Vascular Surgeon play in the management of vascular diseases?
Thanks to its comprehensive training in both clinical and imaging diagnostics, its ability to manage all vascular pathology and master a wide spectrum of both surgical and interventional treatments make the Angiologist and Vascular Surgeon, without any doubt, the reference specialist for the management of vascular diseases.
In Angiology and Vascular Surgery, the color Eco-Doppler is part of our basic diagnostic armamentarium, in which we are formed continuously from the first year of residence. In addition, the Eco-Doppler is also an indispensable instrument for the execution of our minimally invasive treatments. It allows us to directly visualize the vessels we want to access to treat them, and even allows us to puncture them through the skin by looking exactly at the screen where we performed the puncture, is what we call the eco-guided puncture.
The tests that we perform are Duplex Ultrosound of venous and arterial full systems
Our therapeutic and care focuses on the coverage of the following pathologies:
PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE:
Or, what is the same, “lack of blood flow in the legs”. It can present as: Intermittent claudication or Window Syndrome, gangrenous lesions of the limbs and / or constant pain and coldness in the feet.
It may present as an aortic aneurysm of the abdominal and thoracic aorta (the silent killer), peripheral aneurysms (aneurysms of the femoral and popliteal arteries), aneurysms of the abdominal visceral arteries, renal, hepatic and splenic arteries.
EXTRACRANEAL CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASE:
More commonly known as “lack of brain irrigation”, this disease occurs, such as carotid stenosis, narrowing of the arteries of the neck, stenosis of the subclavian artery or Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.
TREATMENT OF VENOUS PATHOLOGY
PELVIC VARICOSE VEINS:
VARICOSE VEINS OF THE EXTREMITIES:
For more information about our treatments for varicose veins, visit our section dedicated to the Treatment of Varicose Veins without Surgery, where you will know the main techniques such as:
Sclerotherapy with Microfoam.
Ablation with Endolaser.
Ablation with Radiofrequency.
TREATMENT OF ANEURISMATIC DISEASE
Undoubtedly, aneurysmal disease is one of the most complex challenges in Angiology and Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.
An aneurysm is a dilatation in a segment of a blood vessel that is usually produced by weakness of its wall, being unable to withstand the tension that exerts on the heart. This weakness is usually related to atherosclerosis, a degenerative process of the arteries, and all the risk factors that accelerate it: hypertension, cholesterol, smoking, obesity, chronic bronchitis…