Who to Refer to a Vascular Specialist

Vascular surgeons are specially trained to collaborate with other medical professionals to develop patient-centered care plans. Their comprehensive approach to promoting vascular health includes prevention, medical therapy, multiple surgical options, including both minimally invasive and open procedures, and ongoing, long-term disease management. 

Because vascular disease affects millions of adults each year, your patient may benefit from seeing a vascular surgeon, especially those with risk factors such as:

  • Atherosclerosis
  • ​Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • ​Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • ​Vasculitis
  • Lymphedema

Consider engaging with a vascular surgeon as soon as possible to learn all treatment options and to help create a care plan that will result in the best long-term outcome for your patient. 

Learn more and have more meaningful conversations with your patients about the following vascular conditions:

Head and Neck

Chest and Abdomen: Aneurysms and Occlusive Disease 

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endoleaks (Type I-V)
  • ​Aortic Dissection
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • ​Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease
  • Mesenteric Ischemia
  • ​Visceral Artery Aneurysm
  • Renovascular Conditions (renal artery stenosis, renovascular HTN) 

Upper Extremity

  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • ​Arm Artery Occlusive Disease
  • Hypothenar Hammer Hand (Ulnar Artery Aneurysm)
  • ​Lymphedema

Lower Extremity

Unusual Vascular Problems 

  • Popliteal Entrapment
  • Adventitial Cystic Disease
  • Iliac Artery Endofibrosis
  • Hypothenar Hammer Hand
  • Fibromuscular Disease
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Connective Tissue Disorder (CTD)
  • Raynaud’s Syndrome 

Vascular Infections

  • Aortic Infections
  • ​Prosthetic Graft Infections
  • Dialysis Access Graft Infections

Vascular Trauma

Dialysis Access

  • Hemodialysis Access Creation
  • ​Steal Syndrome
  • Malfunctioning Hemodialysis Access


Why you should refer your patients to a vascular surgeon?

Find the symptoms and related conditions that vascular surgeons are best equipped to treat.

Symptoms and Conditions


Where can you find a vascular surgeon?

To find a board-certified vascular surgeon, click the link below, enter your ZIP code and selected the preferred distance from your home.