Vascular surgery is the medical specialty that deals with the surgical treatment of diseases of the arteries, veins and lymphatic vessels.

Vascular surgery / augiology is in charge of the study, diagnosis and clinical treatment of vascular diseases – prevention, health recovery through changes in lifestyle, medications and physical exercises usually.

Surgical treatment can be conventional (surgery through incisions – or inside the vessels, endovascular surgery) Some vascular diseases whose treatment is surgical:

• Arterial occlusions – Usually caused by thrombi or atheromatous plaques; • Aneurysms – Arterial dilations; • Varicose veins – Venous dilations; • Anastomoses of arteries and veins – For the treatment of vascular trauma.