Vascular Surgery is the specialty that treats all human vessels with the exception of coronary and intracranial ones.
Arteries carry oxygenated blood from the heart to all human organs. Veins return non oxygenated blood back to the heart. Lymph vessels collect a fluid that is made up of water, protein, fat and cellular debris.
Vascular surgery treats arterial, venous and lymph vessel disease of the neck, chest, abdomen, upper and lower extremities.
Until recently, the only treatment was open surgical procedures characterized by large incisions, significant pain and morbidity, lengthy recovery and significant complication rates.
Nowadays, the vast majority of vascular disease requires only percutaneous minimally invasive procedure (also called endovascular).
In our clinic at Hygeia Hospital we perform with utmost safety all minimally invasive and open vascular procedures. All of them are performed in the HYBRID OPERATING ROOM which is the first one in Greece and one of the most sophisticated LAST GENERATION HYBRID OPERATING ROOMS worldwide.