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Vascular Surgery Defined

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Updated April 17, 2014

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Definition: Vascular surgery is the division of medicine specializing in treating the blood vessels of the body, with the exception of the vessels of the heart. Vascular surgeons may work to restore blood flow to an area of the body after trauma, disease or another issue damages blood vessels.
Examples:
When the diabetic patient began having trouble with blood flow to her feet, a vascular surgeon was consulted to decide if surgery would help.
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