Learn more about Vascular Surgery Specialists

A vascular surgeon specializes in caring for people of all ages with diseases and conditions of the lymphatic system and blood vessels outside the heart and brain. Vascular surgeons use medical and surgical techniques to diagnose and treat many conditions, including blood clots, blood vessel blockages, and blood vessel injury. Vascular surgeons are also experts in preventing vascular problems, such as stroke and complications of diabetes.

A vascular surgeon typically:

  • Evaluates a patient’s medical history and educates the patient about vascular health and disease prevention

  • Performs a physical exam that includes evaluation of blood pressure, vital signs, and the health of the vascular and lymphatic system

  • Orders and interprets laboratory and imaging tests and prescribes medications

  • Screens, treats and monitors conditions that increase the risk of a serious vascular condition such as peripheral artery disease

  • Diagnoses and treats acute and chronic diseases and conditions that affect the blood vessels and lymphatic system including venous stasis ulcers, carotid artery disease, and gangrene

  • Performs diagnostic procedures and surgery

  • Provides direct care for vascular and lymphatic system conditions in the office, clinic, outpatient surgery center, and hospital

  • Works closely with your primary care doctor, other specialists, and members of your healthcare team to provide optimal care

Vascular surgeons may also be known by the following names: blood vessel surgeon, circulatory surgeon, artery surgeon, and vein surgeon.

There are 5401 specialists practicing Vascular Surgery in the United States with an overall average rating of 4.2 stars. There are 2376 hospitals in the United States with affiliated Vascular Surgery specialists, including Mount Sinai Hospital, Cleveland Clinic and NYU Langone Health Tisch Hospital.