The Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the University of Arizona is nationally recognized for its expertise in treating conditions of the circulatory system and advancing treatments and technology in the field of vascular and endovascular surgery through research and clinical trials.
What is Vascular & Endovascular Surgery?
The human body depends on circulating blood to survive. The heart pumps blood out to the body through arteries. Veins bring blood back to the heart. In between, blood supplies the body with oxygen, helps combat diseases, carries toxins to the kidneys and liver for filtering and more.
Vascular and endovascular refers to surgery on arteries and veins as well as within arteries and veins. This specialty deals with all types of vascular disease, including arterial occlusive disease, aneurysmal disease, and lymphatic and venous disorders.
Many conditions affect the complex highway of blood through the body, including blockages that can lead to stroke or heart attack, restricted blood flow due to narrowing of veins, varicose veins that have become dilated due to built up venous pressure and even kidney failure, which requires high-volume blood flow for use of a hemodialysis machine to replace kidney function.