About Us: Overview
The Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery is dedicated to excellence in the promotion of vascular health for Canadians through education, research, collaboration and advocacy.
Our Mission is to lead vascular care in Canada
The Society provides a forum for continuing medical education for vascular surgeons and others interested in the investigation and treatment of patients with vascular disease. It also provides an opportunity for the exchange of ideas, promotion of education and research and discussion of matters of interest to its members and others.
What is vascular surgery?
Vascular surgery is a surgical specialty that is dedicated to the treatment of conditions affecting blood vessels including arteries, veins and the lymphatic system. Some of the common vascular conditions treated include aortic aneurysms, stroke and mini strokes from carotid artery narrowing, poor leg circulation and varicose veins. (see a list below) The vascular surgeon is well trained to offer complete therapy such as patient counseling, medical treatment, minimal invasive balloon angioplasty, stenting of arteries and veins as well as reconstructive vascular surgery.
Who should be referred to a vascular surgeon?
The following is a list of common conditions that should be referred to a vascular surgeon. The list is categorized into emergencies which demands immediate referral; urgent conditions that should be referred within days and non-urgent patient who can afford to wait.