Vascular surgeons are highly trained specialists that treat disease of the vascular system. Your blood vessels – arteries carrying oxygen-rich blood and beings carrying blood back to the heart – are the roadways of your circulatory system. Without smoothly flowing blood, your body cannot function. Without smoothly flowing blood, your body cannot function. Conditions such as hardening of the arteries can create “traffic jams” in your circulatory system, obstructing the flow of blood to any part of the body.
A vascular surgeon makes sure patients with vascular health issues know and understand all their options. In short, vascular surgeons can do surgery, but they see and treat many patients who don’t require surgery. Many vascular problems can be treated with medication or exercise.
Dr. Scott sees patients by appointment only in LCHC’s Specialty Clinic. To make an appointment with Dr. Scott, call (515) 875-9090.