Vascular surgery and phlebology in Guatemala focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the blood vessels, arteries and veins, both of the arterial and venous system. Among the most common diseases treated by this specialty are varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis, peripheral arterial insufficiency and leg ulcers.
Treatments in vascular surgery and phlebology can be invasive or noninvasive. Invasive procedures include angioplasty, stenting and bypass surgery, while non-invasive procedures include sclerotherapy and venous compression.
There are several subspecialties within vascular surgery and phlebology, such as endovascular surgery, aneurysm surgery, venous surgery and vascular access surgery.
It is important to see a specialist in vascular surgery and phlebology if you have symptoms such as leg pain, swelling or edema, varicose veins or ulcers. Early diagnosis and treatment can prevent complications and improve the patient’s quality of life.