AMC's Department of Vascular Surgery is a division of the Department of Surgery, responsible for surgical and non-surgical treatment for various diseases affecting the arteries and veins.
Vascular surgery is a medical specialty that is rapidly advancing, for which a significant number of new minimally-invasive, or percutaneous techniques are being developed. AMC is the leader in this field, proactively adopting new techniques including stenting and angioplasty.
As well as the clinical practice of providing diagnosis and treatment, AMC's Department of Vascular Surgery also focuses on education and research. The department consists of many doctors, and has its own vascular disease lab where board-certified vascular technicians administer non-invasive tests and provide reliable results.
To provide patients with the best treatment options based on a multidisciplinary approach, the department works closely with AMC's excellent specialists in other departments, including Radiation, Neurosurgery, Nephrology, Cardiology, Orthopedic Surgery, and Thoracic Surgery.
The diseases treated by the department include
Cerebrovascular diseases (carotid artery, vertebral artery) - diseases of arteries on the neck. This may cause stroke and/or dizziness.
Aneurysm of the aorta and iliac artery - localized blood-filled dilation of blood vessels. May damage the blood vessels or block connected blood vessels.
Obstructed arteries in the legs - the arteries in the legs become blocked by various causes. This may cause pain while waking, and if severe, damage the leg or give pain while resting.
Aneurysm or obstruction in the intestinal arteries - the arteries that carry blood into the intestines become blocked or clogged. This may cause abdominal pain and weight loss.
Acute pulmonary thromboembolism - the lower arteries located in the pulmonary region become blocked. This may cause swelling on the legs, and in some cases blood clots in the pulmonary artery.
Chronic venous insufficiency - the legs become swollen and heavy if a standing position is maintained for a long time. If severe, dark spots and ulcers show around the ankles.
Varicose vein - snake-like twisting and swelling of veins.
Lymphedema - dysfunctional lymph circulation causes swelling of the ankles and feet.
Dialysis access opening - operation performed on a late-stage kidney failure patient, to open vascular access for dialysis
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The AMC Aortic Disease Center introduced an organic collaboration system to fight aortic diseases including aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection, and aortostenosis, offering the most appropriate treatment for each patient from conventional surgery and minimally-invasive surgery to percutaneous procedure to hybrid surgery that combines surgery and procedure, producing world-class treatment results.