Angiology as a science. What does an angiologist do?

Angiology as a science. What does an angiologist do?

Angiologist is a doctor who diagnoses and treats any vascular diseases. This specialist conservatively treats blood vessels throughout the body, including veins, arteries, and lymphatic vessels. Angiovascular surgeon deals with the vessels of the lower extremities, and angiosurgery performs surgeries on the vessels throughout the body.

Vascular diseases that an angiologist treats:

  • Varicose veins is a condition that causes the expansion and deformation of the vascular walls of the legs, which interferes with the normal functioning of the veins

  • Atherosclerosis is a chronic disease in which fatty and cholesterol plaques accumulate on the inner walls of blood vessels.

  • Aneurysm is a bulge in the wall of a heart artery due to the fact that it has become too thin and stretched. This creates an aneurysm sac that compresses the adjacent tissue.

  • Phlebitis is an inflammation of the venous wall with its gradual destruction, it can be acute and chronic. The main danger of the disease is a high risk of thrombosis and complete occlusion of the vessel.

  • Thrombophlebitis is an inflammation caused by varicose veins. If left untreated, the inflammation spreads to the deep veins, and the risk of blood clots moving through the bloodstream increases.

  • Phlebothrombosis is the primary formation of a thrombus in the deep vessels of the legs, the vein is blocked by a thrombus, but inflammation is not observed.

  • Hemangiomas are benign vascular tumors that are most common in children, more often in girls. Its type is lymphangioma, a benign tumor of the lymphatic system.

Vascular treatment diagnostics in Switzerland includes:

  • Angiography

  • Doppler venography

  • CT angiography

  • Duplex sonography

  • MRI

  • Osonography

  • Ultrasound of veins and arteries

The goal of angiology in Switzerland is to treat vascular diseases and prevent amputation of limbs.

Doctors diagnose and treat conditions such as Raynaud's syndrome, inflammation of the vessels, and the consequences of diabetes.

The treatment program is developed individually after a consultation with a doctor.