What You Need to Know Before Open AAA Repair

Having any type of surgery can cause you to worry, but needing surgery for an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) can bring on a whole new level of stress. The first thing to understand is that an open repair for an AAA is only performed when your vascular surgeon deems that the risk of rupture is greater than the risk of the surgery itself. If you are facing an upcoming open repair for an abdominal aortic aneurysm, keep reading to help you understand the procedure and why it may be necessary.

Kidney Dialysis

Other than feeling the need to “go,” many people never even give another thought to their kidneys. If they are working properly, it is understandable that your kidneys are not in the forefront of your daily thoughts. However, knowing how your kidneys work and what their exact functions are can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Activities That Promote A Healthy Vascular System

Inactivity is one of the causes and symptoms of vascular problems. While you are more likely to develop some form of vascular disease with age, inactivity is one contributing factor that can increase your likelihood of developing a vascular disease. Other factors that can contribute to this include your family history, pregnancy, diabetes, high cholesterol, smoking, obesity, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Scleroderma, injury, infection, chronic renal failure, or sitting or standing for an extended period.

More About Varicose And Spider Veins

Varicose veins and spider veins are similar in many ways. They are both blood vessels that twist and turn. They are typically in your legs and can be seen through your skin. Varicose veins are more significant than spider veins. They also are more raised and swollen than spider veins. Spider veins are smaller and are red, purple or blue and can also be located in your face.

FAQ About Dr. Alan Benvenisty

When you enter any doctor's office, you want to do it with confidence. Knowing that you and your health are in the best care is essential for peace of mind. Health issues can be scary, so finding the best doctor to care for them will help you navigate them confidently. Dr. Alan Benvenisty is a doctor who has won the trust and respect of his patients. He is a recognized and distinguished board certified vascular surgeon. You may be wondering what all those distinctions mean, and we’re here to help.

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a leg blood clot. It occurs when a blood clot is embedded in one of your major deep veins in your leg, and your blood is blocked. If you suffer from DVT, it can involve a sudden or acute pain and cause you to swell or experience warmth in the affected leg

When A Stroke Comes Suddenly

Like many things in life, a stroke often comes unexpectedly. You never plan for it, and its effects can be life altering or even life ending. According to the American Stroke Association, if you suffer from a stroke, it affects your arteries leading to and within your brain. It occurs when the blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrients to your brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. They also state, "stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and leading cause of disability in the United States."

Recovering From Your Balloon Angioplasty

Balloon angioplasty is a minimally invasive procedure designed to open and improve your blood flow in your body’s arteries and veins. This procedure has become a popular treatment method for a variety of vascular conditions.

What Causes Blocking or Narrowing Of The Carotid Artery?

The major blood vessels in your neck that supply the blood to your brain, neck, and face are your carotid arteries. You have two carotid arteries (right and left). Your internal carotid artery supplies the blood to your brain. Your external carotid artery supplies the blood to your face and neck.

Three Small New Year’s Resolutions You Could Make That Will Give You Big Results

Happy 2019! Dr. Alan Benvenisty is honored to enter into another year of treating his patients. He will continue to treat you with the personal care and attention you need and deserve.