When to See a Vascular Doctor
Many people are familiar with heart disease, but maybe not as familiar with vascular disease, which affects the circulatory system outside of the heart. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a type of vascular disease, affects 8.5 million Americans, and 12 to 20 percent of those individuals are over age 60.
What Does a Vascular Specialist Treat?
The vascular specialists of Firelands Physician Group focus on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the veins and arteries that may cause circulation problems, usually in the arms or legs. Our vascular specialists in Sandusky and nearby often treat:
- Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
- Leg pain or swelling caused by poor circulation
- Varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiencies
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Carotid artery disease
In addition, Firelands Physician Group has a team of vascular surgeons who use surgical techniques to treat a variety of vascular conditions.
Vascular Treatments & Procedures
Vascular disease is often described as a silent threat, because symptoms are rare and if they do present themselves, they may be sudden. But oftentimes vascular conditions like PAD are treatable. Our vascular specialists are experienced with the following forms of treatment and procedures:
- Dialysis access procedures
- Chemotherapy access procedures
- Cholesterol-lowering medications
- High blood pressure medications
- Medication to control blood sugar or prevent blood clots
- Bypass surgery
- Thrombolytic therapy
- And more
How to Choose a Vascular Specialist
Your primary care physician (PCP) may refer to you to a highly qualified vascular specialist, or you may wish to select the vascular physician of your choice. If deciding when to see a vascular doctor and choosing a local vascular specialist, one of the most important things to consider is the physician's training and experience, as well as if the physician has experience treating your vascular condition and what types of treatments they offer. Be sure to examine the doctor’s qualifications before moving forward.
Find a Vascular Specialist in Sandusky or Nearby
Our vascular specialists serving Sandusky and nearby are here for you. If you have questions about our services or when to see a vascular doctor, we will do our best to answer them. Find the right vascular specialist near you today.