What is vascular reconstruction?

Vascular reconstruction is a surgical procedure that involves repairing or reconstructing damaged blood vessels. This procedure is commonly used to treat conditions such as:

  • Aneurysms
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Arterial blockages

During the procedure, a surgeon may use various techniques, such as grafting, stenting, or bypass surgery, to restore blood flow to the affected area. Vascular reconstruction is often a complex and delicate procedure that requires a skilled surgeon and a team of medical professionals to ensure the best possible outcome for the patient.

Vascular reconstruction techniques

Vascular reconstruction involves various surgical techniques to repair damaged blood vessels, restore blood flow, and preserve tissue viability. Some of the common vascular reconstruction procedures we offer include:

Microvascular Surgery

This advanced technique involves microscopes and specialized instruments to perform delicate vascular repairs and reconstructions. Microvascular surgery is commonly used in limb salvage procedures, nerve repair, and complex vascular reconstructions.

Arterial Bypass Surgery

Arterial bypass surgery involves creating an alternate pathway for blood flow around a blocked or narrowed artery. This procedure effectively restores blood circulation and prevents further damage to the tissues.

Venous Reconstruction

Venous reconstruction is performed to repair or reconstruct damaged or blocked veins, ensuring proper venous drainage and reducing the risk of complications like blood clots and swelling.


Thrombectomy is a procedure that involves the removal of blood clots from blood vessels to restore blood flow and prevent further complications.

Aneurysm Repair

Vascular aneurysms in the upper extremities are rare but can cause significant damage to blood vessels and surrounding tissues. Our experienced surgeons perform aneurysm repair to reinforce and restore the integrity of the affected blood vessels.

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Candidates for vascular reconstruction surgery

Candidates for vascular reconstruction at HSA are individuals who experience vascular conditions affecting their upper extremities, such as those previously described.
Patients with  the following symptoms may be candidates for vascular reconstruction:

  • Persistent pain
  • Swelling
  • Numbness
  • Coldness in their hands, wrists, elbows, or shoulders

Additionally, individuals with a history of traumatic injuries, nerve compression, or those requiring limb salvage procedures may also benefit from our expertise in microvascular surgery.

Expertise in vascular reconstruction

Our team of highly skilled surgeons is well-versed in the complexities of vascular reconstruction for the upper extremities. Each surgeon at HSA is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and holds additional sub-specialization training in microvascular surgery. This specialized expertise enables us to address various vascular issues with precision and proficiency.

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Why choose HSA?

Choosing HSA  for vascular reconstruction ensures you receive the highest standard of care from experienced, board-certified specialists. We combine the latest surgical techniques with state-of-the-art facilities, providing the best possible outcomes for your vascular health and upper extremity function.

If you are experiencing vascular issues in your hand, wrist, elbow, or shoulder, do not hesitate to schedule a consultation with our team. Our goal is to help you regain optimal vascular health and maintain the full function of your upper extremities to restore healthy blood flow to these critical structures.

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