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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.
Are plastic surgeons affiliated with hospitals?
Plastic surgeons can be affiliated with hospitals, but it is not a rule. There are hospitals that have comprehensive plastic surgery wings that some surgeons are affiliated with, but affiliation tends to align more with private plastic surgery clinics than with hospitals.
What does an initial consultation with a plastic surgeon include?
There are variables on an initial consultation, but expect the doctor to review your medical history and discuss the procedure, , its pros and cons of the procedure, surgical and non-surgical options, risks, cost, insurance coverage, and recovery time. Some provide computer imaging of what you will look like pre and post-surgery.
Do plastic surgeons provide free consultation?
Many doctors provide free consultations for clients, but it is not required.
Are plastic surgeons required to be board certified?
A plastic surgeon does not have to be board certified. Board certification sets the minimum competency requirements to treat and diagnose patients.
What type of special training do plastic surgeons receive?
To become a plastic surgeon, one must earn a medical degree, gain a medical license and enroll in a residency and fellowship programs. A plastic surgeon is highly skilled and trained in surgical procedures, but their training has an emphasis on tissue transfer, body contouring and laser surgery, skills associated with plastic surgery.