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How much does it cost to see a vascular surgeon?
The cost to see a vascular surgeon depends on the rates each one has set. The good news is insurance covers most office visits, so check your insurance policy or consult your insurance provider.
What type of conditions does a vascular surgeon treat?
Vascular surgeons treat conditions including from strokes, peripheral artery disease (PAD), abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), carotid artery disease, (CAD), arteriovenous malformation (AVM), pulmonary embolism, (blood clots), deep vein thrombosis (DVT), chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), and varicose veins.
What is vascular disease?
Vascular disease is any abnormal disease or condition affecting the arteries and veins. These conditions can include strokes, peripheral artery disease, carotid artery disease, blood clots and varicose veins.
What is a vascular scan used for?
A vascular scan is a non-invasive ultrasound method used to evaluate blood circulation in the veins and arteries throughout the body to find irregularities and blockages. This is how they find artery blockages and other serious maladies throughout the vascular system.
What is a vascular surgeon?
A vascular surgeon diagnoses and treats diseases and conditions related to the vascular system, including arteries and veins/ blood vessels. They can treat conditions including clogged or blocked arteries, pulmonary issues, varicose veins, and heart disease.
Do medical centers provide specialty care?
Academic medical centers provide the widest range of specialty care treatments, including the latest technological advances, clinical trials, and surgical techniques. In general, an academic medical center is a better choice than a community hospital for complicated treatments or rare diseases. Pediatric intensive care, especially, is usually performed at academic medical centers.
What are the types of specialists found at academic medical centers?
Academic medical centers offer a broad range of specialized services, from allergists to urologists. Some of the larger medical centers have entire hospitals or clinics focused on a particular medical service, such as cancer treatment, though specialties vary among the centers. Patients whose community hospital or local doctors do not have the facilities or expertise to address complex medical conditions can be referred by their primary care physician or local specialist to a major medical center (there are more than a dozen in the United States).
Do medical centers offer outpatient services?
Yes. In addition to their inpatient hospital services, medical centers can offer a wide variety of outpatient services, such as pain clinics, rehabilitation centers, surgery, imaging and laboratory, mental health treatment, and outpatient cancer treatment. Medical groups – doctors in private practice but affiliated with the medical center--will also have offices within the medical center.
What types of medical professionals usually staff a medical center?
Physicians, nurses, physician’s assistants, residents, and attending physicians makeup the clinical staff of an academic medical center.
Do medical centers need accreditation?
Medical center accreditation is not required, but most centers work voluntarily toward accreditation because it represents higher standards of healthcare quality and patient safety.