Fatima Memorial Hospital offers vascular surgery which is a specialty of surgery in which diseases of the vascular system, or arteries and veins, are managed by medical therapy, minimally invasive catheter procedures, and surgical reconstruction.
It offers surgery involving arteries & veins of the limbs, neck and abdomen, used for repairing arteries after trauma opening narrowed arteries or bypassing them after atherosclerotic insult to prevent chronic limb ischemia (limb wasting). It also involves taking out a clot from the arteries after a heart attack to prevent acute limb ischemia (limb amputation).
Names of diseases along with their respective vascular treatments available at FMH are as follows:
ATHEROSCLEROSIS CLINIC AORTOILIAC OCCLUSIVE DISEASE
Treatment is stunting or bypass grafting.
LEG ARTERY DISEASE
Treatment is with medication, walking exercise, stunting and bypass surgery/endarterectomy.
ARM ARTERY DISEASE
Treatment is with medication, exercise, stunting and bypass surgery/endarterectomy.
CAROTID ARTERY DISEASE
Treatment is Carotid Endarterectomy.
When a weak area of a blood vessel expands or bulges significantly it is called an Aneurysm. The concerns of a vascular surgeon about the aneurysms are the rupture and distal ischemia due to thromboembolism.