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Evaluating Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

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 involves …

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Diagnosing and Treating Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

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 …

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Why Carotid Artery Repair is Necessary

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 …

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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 …

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Venous Disease – The Problem is More than Just Cosmetic

Most people seek treatment for venous disease primarily for cosmetic reasons.  However, left untreated, venous disease can lead to health issues including severe venous insufficiency, ulcers, sores, inflammation and even painful rashes.  Venous disease is the result of the veins becoming abnormal.  This can occur for a variety of reasons, including pregnancy and standing for …

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World-Class Endovascular Medicine Right Here in Ocala

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 …

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Robotic Surgery – Understanding This Minimally Invasive Technique

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 …

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Varicose Veins – It’s More Than Just Cosmetic

More often than not, patients seek treatment for varicose veins for cosmetic purposes.  However, there are some important medical reasons to treat them as well. Let’s take a look at some of the most common medical reasons to treat varicose veins: Pain – Varicose veins can cause pain in some people. This can be especially …

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Free Vein Screening and Lecture 11/12/16

If you are suffering from varicose veins, edema/swelling, restless legs, leg pain, discoloration/pigmentation changes, ulcerations or other symptoms, please join us for a Free Vein Screening and lecture. November 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 1920 SW 20th Place, #100 Ocala, FL 34471 Lunch will be provided. (click or scan below to view this …

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We Are Now an IAC Accredited Vein Center

Surgical Specialists of Ocala is proud to announce that we are the only accredited Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) Vein Center in Central Florida and one of only six in the entire state.  What does this mean for you?  It means you and your family can take comfort in knowing that your vascular surgeon practices within …

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