The department has acquired endovenous ablation equipment with radiofrequency and laser ablation for the treatment of varicose veins (removal of veins without scars). With the addition of the technique of implantation of spinal cord stimulator a new dimension was added as a pain relief option for intractable ischaemic pain. The department holds the distinction of being the few vascular surgery units in India, which has a fully functional extensive Vascular Lab, Duplex colour doppler machine, Cath lab and angiography suite with dedicated vascular operation theatre. The department is known for performing endovenous aneurysm repair for aortic aneurysm, angioplasties for iliac, femoral and below the knee vessels, IV filters, venous angioplasties, venous and arteriovenous malformation therapies, stroke prevention by Carotid endarteretomies, AV access solution and vascular trauma management.
Diabetic foot Care Center
Ours was the first institution in India to get recognition from the National Board of Examinations, as a teaching and training centre for a post-doctoral fellowship programme and diploma course in Peripheral Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. The Department has the unique distinction of offering training in vascular surgery, endovascular procedures and non-invasive duplex scanning.
The department has a few research projects running simultaneously like JTCS study for Peripheral Arterial Disease.
Non-invasive Peripheral Vascular Lab/Equipiment
KNOW VASCULAR DISEASES
Management of Swollen Legs/DVT
Swollen legs due to deep vein thrombosis are a fairly common presentation. These are effectively treated by catheter directed thrombolysis, compression stockings and compression therapy. A rare but serious complication of DVT is dislodgment of the clots from the legs to the lungs
Angiography, Ballooning (Angioplasty) and Stenting
Angiography is a special dye test of the blood vessels. It is done under local anaesthesia, on a mobile X-ray machine in our vascular Cath Lab. Angiography of the legs, arm or neck vessels is done regularly.
The blood vessels can also be studied by a non invasive method - Doppler. It is similar to an ultrasonography (USG) examination. This investigation also helps to detect peripheral vascular (PVD) or arterial blockage, DVT, etc.
Surgery for Varicose Veins
Varicose veins are prominent and tortuous veins in legs, which can cause pain, ulcer and swelling. They are managed by injection sclerotherapy, endovenous ablation or operation depending on the severity. These procedures are carried out as day care procedures.
Surgery for Stroke Prevention
Stroke or Brain attack usually occurs due to blockage of arteries in the neck, which carry blood to the brain (carotid artery). This blockage can be cleared by an operation called Carotid Endarterectomy.
Surgery for Aortic Aneurysms
An aortic aneurysms is ballooning of the main artery of the body, usually in the abdomen. It is a major risk to life if it leaks or ruptures. An open surgery with a tube graft is performed to prevent this complication. This is an alternative to Endovascular surgery which is also performed routinely at this centre.
Leg bypass Surgery
Leg arteries are blocked due to atherosclerosis, hardening of the arteries. Eventually, as the process progresses, your blood vessels can no longer supply the Oxygen demands of your organs or muscles and symptoms may develop. During a bypass, the Vascular Surgeon creates a new pathway for blood flow using a graft or bypass. A graft is a portion of one of your veins or a man-made synthetic tube that your surgeon connects above and below a blockage to allow blood to pass around it.
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