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Dr. Ahsan Ali, MD, FACS

At Specialty Care Clinics, we employ board-certified and fellowship-trained vascular surgeons. These expert vascular surgeons make sure that you receive top-level healthcare & treatment for your ailments.

Vascular surgery comprises the diagnosis and comprehensive, longitudinal management of disorders of the arterial, venous, and lymphatic systems, exclusive of the intracranial and coronary arteries.

What is Vascular Disease?

Most Americans are accustomed with heart disease and with the outcomes or consequences of blockages in the vessels which carry blood to and from the heart. But few people realize that blockages that are caused by a build-up of plaque and cholesterol affect more than just coronary arteries.

Arteries throughout the body carry oxygen-rich blood further away than from the heart, so blockages could happen in all arteries with serious effects.

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The most common vascular diseases we treat at Specialty Care Clinics are:

  •   Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  •   Aortic Dissection
  •   Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease
  •   Arm Artery Disease
  •   Atherosclerosis
  •   Carotid Artery Disease
  •   Chronic Venous Insufficiency
  •   Connective Tissue Disorder (CTD)
  •   Deep Vein Thrombosis
  •   Endoleaks (Type I-V)
  •   Fibromuscular Disease
  •   Giant Cell Arteritis
  •   Hyperlipidemia
  •   Lymphedema
  •   Mesenteric Ischemia
  •   Peripheral Aneurysm
  •   Peripheral Arterial Disease
  •   Portal Hypertension
  •   Pulmonary Embolism
  •   Renovascular Conditions
  •   Stroke
  •   Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  •   Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  •   Varicose Veins
  •   Vascular Infections
  •   Vascular Trauma
  •   Vasculitis
  •   Visceral Artery Aneurysm
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What do vascular surgeons do?

Vascular surgeons are specialists or doctors who are highly trained to treat diseases of the vascular system. Your blood vessels arteries carrying oxygen-rich blood and veins carrying blood back to the heart -- are the carriageways of your circulatory system.

Without smoothly flowing blood, your body cannot function or operate properly. Conditions like hardening of the arteries could create “traffic jams” in your circulatory system, preventing the flow of blood to any part of the body.

A vascular surgeon makes sure that the patients with vascular health issues know and understand all their alternatives.

Diagnostic Tests for Vascular Disorders

What types of vascular tests are most common? What occurs or happens when you have one? Will it hurt? Will it mean you require surgery? Be sure to ask your primary care physician if you still have questions.

Following are the most commonly recommended vascular tests -

Treatments for Vascular Disorders

In the matter of treatments for vascular conditions, there is good news. Many vascular conditions are quite manageable, if you see a primary care physician early.

Vascular surgery and techniques are improving all the time, and sometimes no surgery is required. For instance, in the early stages of peripheral arterial disease, the prescription is just to take regular walks.

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Following are the most commonly recommended vascular treatments -

  •   Amputation
  •   Carotid Endarterectomy
  •   Catheter-Directed Thrombolytic Therapy
  •   Diabetic Foot Care
  •   Dialysis Access
  •   Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
  •   Endovascular Treatment of an Aortic Dissection
  •   Open Surgery Treatment of an Aortic Dissection
  •   Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Line
  •   Repair of a Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  •   Surgical Bypass
  •   Surgical Bypass for Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease
  •   Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair
  •   Thrombolytic Therapy
  •   Transcarotid Artery Revascularization

If you or anyone in your family requires expert care from qualified vascular surgeons in Texas, call us at 469-805-4561

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