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Vascular Surgery

Ramon Vazquez, MD -  - Board Certified General Surgeon

Ramon Vazquez, MD

Board Certified General Surgeon & Vascular and Endovascular Surgery located in West Palm Beach, FL

Without smooth and unobstructed blood flow, your body can’t function. Ramon Vazquez Jr., MD, is a highly skilled general and vascular surgeon who performs the most advanced endovascular techniques at his practice in West Palm Beach, Florida. Call Ramon Vazquez, MD, PA, or book an appointment online today for the highest-quality care in vascular surgery.

Vascular Surgery Q & A

What is vascular surgery?

Vascular surgery is a medical specialty that focuses on your blood vessels (veins and arteries). Your heart pumps oxygen-rich blood to all parts of your body through arteries, and veins bring oxygen-depleted blood back to your heart. 

As a fellowship-trained vascular surgeon, Dr. Vazquez manages the blood vessels in every part of your body except the brain and heart. He treats major arteries throughout your body, including:

  • Carotid artery
  • Thoracic artery
  • Abdominal aorta
  • Iliac artery

Dr. Vazquez provides nonsurgical and surgical treatment options, including minimally invasive endovascular procedures. 

How do I know if I should see a vascular surgeon?

People see Dr. Vazquez for many reasons. Your primary care physician may refer you to him if they suspect that your symptoms, such as leg pain and cramping, are due to a vascular problem like peripheral artery disease (PAD). 

People with chronic medical conditions, like diabetes and high blood pressure, may be at higher risk for vascular problems. Diabetes increases your risk for serious complications like amputation. Dr. Vazquez performs limb salvage procedures to help people with diabetes prevent amputation. 

What procedures does a vascular surgeon perform?

Dr. Vazquez uses a broad range of procedures to diagnose, treat, and monitor vascular conditions. Depending on your needs, he may perform one or more of the following:

  • Angiogram
  • Duplex ultrasound
  • Limb salvage to prevent amputation
  • Endovascular aneurysm repair
  • Thrombolytic therapy
  • Surgical bypass

Just because you need to see Dr. Vazquez doesn’t mean you need surgery. He always explores the most conservative treatments possible and only recommends surgery if your condition is severe or doesn’t improve.

What conditions do vascular and endovascular surgeries treat?

A healthy body needs unrestricted blood flow through your veins and arteries. Dr. Vazquez diagnoses and treats many conditions that interfere with normal blood flow, including:

  • Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) and PAD
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysms
  • Peripheral aneurysms
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Aortoiliac occlusive disease
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Varicose veins
  • Lymphedema

For advanced expertise in vascular surgery and minimally invasive endovascular techniques, call the office of Ramon Vazquez, MD, PA, or book an appointment online today.