Vascular Surgery

The Department of  Vascular Surgery at Sterling Hospitals Rajkot,  is a specialized unit that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the blood vessels, including arteries, veins, and lymphatic vessels. The department is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and staffed by experienced vascular surgeons who provide comprehensive care for patients with a wide range of vascular conditions.  

Services offered by the Department of Vascular Surgery at Sterling Hospitals Rajkot,  may include:  

  • Diagnosis and management of arterial diseases: This includes conditions such as peripheral arterial disease (PAD), carotid artery disease, and aortic aneurysms. Diagnosis may involve non-invasive imaging techniques like Doppler ultrasound, CT angiography, and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), followed by surgical or endovascular interventions as needed.  

  • Treatment of venous diseases: This may involve the management of varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and venous ulcers. Treatment options may include minimally invasive procedures like endovenous laser ablation (EVLA), radiofrequency ablation (RFA), and sclerotherapy, as well as open surgical procedures for more complex cases.  

  • Dialysis access management: Vascular surgeons at Sterling Hospitals may also provide services related to creating and managing vascular access for patients undergoing hemodialysis, including arteriovenous (AV) fistula and AV graft placement, as well as management of complications related to these access sites.  

  • Wound care: The department may provide specialized wound care for patients with complex wounds related to vascular diseases, including diabetic foot ulcers, ischemic wounds, and venous stasis ulcers. This may involve a multidisciplinary approach, working closely with other healthcare providers such as podiatrists and wound care nurses.  

  • Comprehensive care for vascular emergencies: The Department of Vascular Surgery at Sterling Hospitals Rajkot,  may also be involved in the management of vascular emergencies, such as acute limb ischemia, ruptured aortic aneurysms, and vascular trauma, providing timely and appropriate interventions to save lives and limbs.  

The Department of Vascular Surgery at Sterling Hospitals Rajkot,  aims to provide high-quality, evidence-based care for patients with vascular diseases, utilizing the latest techniques and technologies to achieve optimal outcomes. Patients may be referred to the department by their primary care physician, cardiologist, or other specialists for evaluation and management of vascular conditions. It is always best to consult with a healthcare professional directly for accurate and up-to-date information about the services and expertise offered by any specific medical facility or department.  

Varicose vein surgery  

Varicose vein surgery is one of the services offered by the Department of Vascular Surgery at Sterling Hospitals Rajkot, . Varicose veins are swollen, twisted veins that often occur in the legs and can cause discomfort, pain, and cosmetic concerns. Vascular surgeons at Sterling Hospitals Rajkot,  may perform various surgical procedures to treat varicose veins, including:  

  • Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA): This minimally invasive procedure uses laser energy to heat and close the affected veins from the inside. A small laser fiber is inserted into the vein through a tiny incision, and the laser energy is applied to seal the vein, allowing blood to reroute to healthier veins.  
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA): Similar to EVLA, RFA uses radiofrequency energy to heat and close the varicose veins. A catheter with a radiofrequency electrode is inserted into the vein, and the energy is delivered to close the vein.  

  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy: This procedure involves the removal of small sections of varicose veins through tiny incisions in the skin. It is usually performed in conjunction with EVLA or RFA to remove residual varicose veins after the closure of the main vein.  

  • Sclerotherapy: This non-surgical procedure involves injecting a chemical solution into the varicose veins, causing them to collapse and eventually fade away. Sclerotherapy is commonly used for smaller veins and as a complementary treatment to EVLA or RFA.  

The choice of surgical procedure depends on the size, location, and severity of the varicose veins, as well as the overall health of the patient. Vascular surgeons at Sterling Hospitals Rajkot,  use advanced techniques and technologies to provide safe and effective treatment for varicose veins, with the goal of improving symptoms and enhancing the quality of life for patients.  

It's important to consult with a qualified healthcare professional at Sterling Hospitals Rajkot,  or any other medical facility for a proper evaluation and personalized treatment plan for varicose veins or any other vascular condition. They will assess the individual case and recommend the most appropriate treatment option based on the patient's needs and medical condition.  

Diabetic foot care  

Diabetic foot care is a specialized service provided by the Department of Vascular Surgery at Sterling Hospitals Rajkot, . Diabetes can cause various complications that affect the feet, including poor blood circulation, nerve damage, and increased risk of infections. Diabetic foot care at Sterling Hospitals Rajkot,   involves a comprehensive approach to prevent, manage, and treat foot-related issues in patients with diabetes, with the goal of preventing serious complications such as foot ulcers and amputations.  

The diabetic foot care services at Sterling Hospital Rajkot,  may include:  

  • Foot evaluation and risk assessment: Vascular surgeons and a team of healthcare professionals assess the feet of patients with diabetes to identify any potential risk factors for foot complications, such as poor circulation, nerve damage, foot deformities, and skin changes. This helps in early detection and prevention of foot problems.  

  • Foot care education: Patients with diabetes are educated about the importance of proper foot care, including daily foot hygiene, moisturization, and nail care. They are also advised on footwear selection and proper fitting to avoid pressure points and friction that can lead to foot ulcers.  

  • Wound management: Vascular surgeons at Sterling Hospitals Rajkot,  are skilled in managing diabetic foot ulcers, which are open sores that can occur due to decreased sensation and poor circulation. Wound care may involve debridement (removal of dead tissue), dressings, and other advanced techniques to promote healing and prevent infection.  

  • Offloading techniques: Vascular surgeons may recommend and provide specialized footwear or orthotic devices to offload pressure from certain areas of the foot that are at risk of developing ulcers. This helps in reducing pressure and preventing the formation of foot ulcers.  

  • Vascular interventions: If poor circulation is detected, vascular surgeons at Sterling Hospitals Rajkot,  may perform procedures such as angioplasty, stenting, or bypass surgery to improve blood flow to the feet and promote healing of ulcers.  

  • Multidisciplinary approach: Diabetic foot care at Sterling Hospitals Rajkot,  may involve a multidisciplinary team approach, including collaboration with endocrinologists, podiatrists, wound care specialists, and other healthcare professionals to provide comprehensive care to patients with diabetes and foot complications.  

Diabetic foot care at Sterling Hospitals Rajkot,   aims to prevent and manage foot-related complications in patients with diabetes, and to promote optimal foot health and quality of life. It's important for patients with diabetes to prioritize foot care and work closely with their healthcare team to prevent and manage foot problems effectively.  


Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to treat certain conditions affecting the thoracic aorta, which is the large artery that runs through the chest. TEVAR is performed by vascular surgeons and is typically used as an alternative to traditional open surgery for certain thoracic aortic diseases.  

During a TEVAR procedure at Sterling Hospitals Rajkot,  or any other medical facility, the surgeon makes small incisions in the groin area to access the blood vessels. Through these incisions, a catheter (a thin, flexible tube) is threaded into the aorta and guided to the site of the disease or the damaged section of the aorta. Once in position, the surgeon uses X-ray guidance and specialized instruments to deploy a stent-graft, which is a fabric-covered metal mesh tube, into the aorta. The stent-graft acts as a reinforcement to the weakened or diseased aortic wall, allowing blood to flow freely through the stent-graft and bypassing the diseased section of the aorta.  

TEVAR is commonly used to treat conditions such as:  

  • Thoracic aortic aneurysms: These are abnormal bulges or dilations in the aortic wall that can be life-threatening if they rupture. TEVAR can be used to reinforce the weakened aortic wall and prevent the risk of rupture.  

  • Thoracic aortic dissections: These are tears or separations in the layers of the aortic wall, which can cause severe pain and disrupt blood flow. TEVAR can be used to seal off the tear and restore normal blood flow.  

  • Traumatic aortic injuries: These are tears or ruptures of the aorta caused by trauma, such as from a car accident or fall. TEVAR can be used to repair the injured aorta and prevent further complications.  

TEVAR is typically performed under general anesthesia and may require a short hospital stay for recovery. Compared to open surgery, TEVAR is minimally invasive, resulting in smaller incisions, reduced blood loss, and faster recovery times. However, like any surgical procedure, TEVAR also carries risks, and the decision to undergo TEVAR is based on individual patient factors and the expertise of the vascular surgeon.  

At Sterling Hospitals Rajkot, , TEVAR is performed by experienced vascular surgeons using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to provide safe and effective treatment for thoracic aortic diseases. Patients undergoing TEVAR will receive comprehensive care, including pre-operative evaluation, intraoperative monitoring, and post-operative follow-up to ensure optimal outcomes. It's important to consult with a qualified healthcare professional to determine the most appropriate treatment approach for thoracic aortic conditions, including TEVAR.  

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)  

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition in which a blood clot forms in a deep vein, typically in the legs. Sterling Hospitals Rajkot, , a leading healthcare institution, offers comprehensive care for patients with DVT, including diagnosis, treatment, and recovery management.  

Causes of DVT: The causes of DVT can include:  

  • Immobility: Prolonged sitting or lying in one position, such as during long flights or bed rest after surgery, can increase the risk of DVT.  

  • Surgery or trauma: Surgeries, especially those involving the lower extremities or pelvis, can disrupt blood flow and increase the risk of blood clots. Trauma or injury to the veins can also trigger DVT.  

  • Hormonal changes: Hormonal changes during pregnancy and the use of birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy can increase the risk of blood clots.  

  • Medical conditions: Certain medical conditions, such as cancer, heart disease, and inherited or acquired blood clotting disorders, can increase the risk of DVT.  

  • Lifestyle factors: Smoking, obesity, and a sedentary lifestyle can also contribute to the development of DVT.  


Treatments for DVT at Sterling Hospitals Rajkot, :  

  • Anticoagulant medications: These medications, such as heparin or warfarin, are commonly used to prevent the growth of blood clots and reduce the risk of complications.  

  • Compression stockings: These stockings help improve blood flow in the legs and prevent swelling. They are often used as a part of DVT treatment and may be recommended for long-term use.  

  • Catheter-directed thrombolysis: This minimally invasive procedure involves using a catheter to deliver medication directly to the blood clot, helping to dissolve the clot more quickly.  

  • Inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placement: This is a device placed in the large vein that carries blood from the lower body to the heart to catch blood clots and prevent them from reaching the lungs.  

  • Thrombectomy: In cases of severe DVT or when blood thinners are not effective, surgical removal of the blood clot may be performed.  

Recovery from DVT depends on the severity of the condition and the individual patient's health status. The experienced healthcare team at Sterling Hospitals Rajkot,  will closely monitor the patient's progress, provide appropriate treatment adjustments, and offer guidance on lifestyle changes and medications as needed. Regular follow-up appointments will be scheduled to ensure optimal recovery and long-term management to prevent recurrence of DVT.  

If you suspect you may have DVT, it's crucial to seek prompt medical attention at Sterling Hospitals Rajkot,  or any other qualified healthcare facility. Untreated DVT can lead to serious complications, and timely diagnosis and treatment are essential for successful recovery. The skilled medical professionals at Sterling Hospitals Rajkot,  are equipped to provide expert care for patients with DVT, from diagnosis through to recovery management.