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The difference between a cardiovascular and a vascular surgeon

17 October 2022

The difference between a cardiovascular and a vascular surgeon

It is common to hear the terms cardiovascular surgeon and vascular surgeon when talking about specialists who treat disorders in the circulatory system; and although both work with common elements, they are doctors with different specialties.

The cardiologist, as a cardiovascular surgeon, is the doctor who operates both the heart and the blood vessels, focusing on repairing the damage caused by cardiovascular system diseases or disorders.

A vascular surgeon studied a subspecialty in surgical medicine aimed at treating diseases related to the entire body’s circulatory system, including veins, arteries, and lymphatic vessels, but without touching the heart and brain.

What does a peripheral vascular surgeon do?

Peripheral vascular surgery is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure used in the treatment of diseases in the peripheral artery, which causes atherosclerosis, the accumulation of plaque in the arteries.

The peripheral vascular surgeon will seek to restore blood flow to the lower extremities, which will eliminate pain, numbness, and even the need for amputation.

In case you need a cardiovascular or vascular surgeon, come to the ABC Medical Center’s Cardiovascular Center where you will find a wide range of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up services for heart care, we can provide you with specialized care with a vascular surgeon close to you. Contact us!


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