Surgical Specialists of Ocala offers Endovenous Ablation

Venous Disease: What You Need to Know

It is important to note that while there is no cure for chronic venous disease, there are treatments that can help slow its progression.  Surgical Specialists of Ocala offers endovenous ablation – a procedure which closes diseased varicose veins. Another treatment we offer for venous disease is called Phlebectomy, a painless surgical procedure that carefully […]

Venous Disease: What You Need to Know

Venous Disease: What You Need to Know

Damaged veins can cause a number of chronic conditions.  This is known as chronic venous disease.  Examples of conditions and/or problems associated with chronic venous disease include: Spider veins Varicose veins Ulcers on the lower extremities, particularly the legs Skin changes, swelling and pain in the legs Inflammation and/or deformity in the veins Venous disease […]

Evaluating Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

What is peripheral vascular disease (PVD)? One diagnostic tool we use for evaluating Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is the peripheral angiogram.  This painless, non-invasive test shows us exactly where your blood is flowing.  Once diagnosed with PAD, treatment options include a peripheral angioplasty and peripheral bypass. Peripheral angioplasty is the same procedure used to open arteries of the heart.  It […]

Diagnosing and Treating Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Peripheral artery disease

Pain and discomfort in the legs or extremities can be a result of reduced bloodflow.  Blood carries oxygen to various parts of the body through the peripheral arteries.  Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) – or Peripheral Vascular Disease – occurs when the peripheral arteries become restricted or blocked because of plaque or atherosclerosis (hardening of the […]

Why Carotid Artery Repair is Necessary

Carotid Artery

Surgical Specialists of Ocala takes carotid artery disease seriously. We perform a long-lasting procedure called carotid artery endarterectomy to safely remove plaque from the arteries.  One of the most common vascular surgeries, carotid artery endarterectomy involves making an incision on one side of the neck to reveal the blocked carotid artery.  We then clamp the […]

Carotid Artery Disease

Carotid Artery Disease

Why Carotid Artery Repair is Necessary We have carotid arteries located on either side of our neck. These arteries extend from the aorta to the base of our skull. The purpose of the carotid artery is to deliver blood to the brain and facial areas. Over time, the accumulation of fatty plaque causes these arteries […]

World-Class Endovascular Medicine Right Here in Ocala

Dr Chandra Performing Surgical Proceedure

Did you know that our own Dr. Ravi Chandra, MD, FRCS, FACS, FSVS is the only Ocala physician certified by both the American Board of Endovascular Medicine and the American Board of Surgery? This certification is important because endovascular procedures are lifesaving, especially in the case of aneurysms. Repairing abdominal aortic aneurysm is one area […]

Robotic Surgery – Understanding This Minimally Invasive Technique

Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery is one of the most advanced surgical techniques used today. Our general surgeon is well-versed and highly trained in this high-tech surgery.  We use the esteemed da Vinci Surgical System, which allows us to perform complex surgical procedures using minimally invasive robotic surgery.  During your procedure, our general surgeon controls the da Vinci […]

Angioplasty and Stenting Procedure

Angioplasty and stenting

In most cases, we will gain access to your vein through the groin.  Depending on your age and health, you will likely be treated as an outpatient and discharged the same day. Patients who undergo stenting often notice a decrease in swelling and discomfort in their lower extremities. They also find walking to be more […]

What is a Venogram and Why Might I Need a Stent?

What is a Venogram and Why Might I Need a Stent?

When we need to see exactly what is going on within your veins, we take what is called a venogram. This minor procedure involves injecting a harmless dye into your veins and taking an x-ray.  This allows us to see your veins more clearly and identify any blockages or damage.  If we find a blocked […]

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