Xenophon P. Xenophontos, MD
Vascular Surgeon & Endovascular Surgeon located in Garden City, NY
When you need vascular surgery to address an aneurysm or a blood vessel disease, rely on the experience of Xenophon P. Xenophontos, MD, FACS, FSVS. At his Garden City, New York, vascular surgery practice, Dr. Xenophontos uses the latest surgical techniques to clear blood vessel blockages and repair damage from disease. To request a consultation for vascular surgery, call the office or use the online tool today.
Vascular Surgery Q & A
What is vascular surgery?
Vascular surgery focuses on treating medical issues that affect your blood vessels, such as age-related narrowing or blockages that disrupt blood flow. While Dr. Xenophontos often relies on endovascular surgical techniques to treat these issues, he also performs traditional open vascular surgeries when needed.
Using the latest vascular surgery techniques, Dr. Xenophontos can address a variety of vascular health conditions, including:
- Carotid artery disease
- Coronary artery disease
- Deep vein thrombosis
Surgery typically involves the repair, reconstruction, or replacement of blood vessels damaged by disease. Dr. Xenophontos may also use open vascular surgery techniques to clear blockages that are affecting the circulation of your blood.
Vascular surgery may be an option if you have conditions that minimally invasive techniques cannot treat.
Am I a good candidate for vascular surgery?
You may be a candidate for vascular surgery if you have severe blockages in your blood vessels that increase your risk for stroke or heart attack. Often, you may require surgery if other treatments, like therapy with blood thinners, aren’t effective.
Dr. Xenophontos reviews your medical history and existing vascular condition to determine if surgery is the right course of treatment for you. He discusses your options for surgery during your initial evaluation.
How long does it take to recover from vascular surgery?
Everyone heals differently following surgery, but Dr. Xenophontos can tell you a rough idea of what to expect during your recovery process in advance of your procedure. In general, you should plan to schedule downtime from work and your usual activities based on his recommendations.
While you need time for your incisions to heal, you should also expect to begin moving around within the first week of surgery to keep your blood circulating and your muscles strong. Dr. Xenophontos may recommend physical therapy to help you safely recover from your surgery.
It’s also important that you take all necessary medications, including blood thinners, to prevent blood clots from forming after surgery, if Dr. Xenophontos prescribes them.
Another element of recovery from vascular surgery is incorporating lifestyle and dietary changes that prevent additional vascular conditions from developing down the line. Dr. Xenophontos can provide resources for improving your diet, quitting smoking, and engaging in daily exercise while you continue your recovery from vascular surgery.
To learn more about the benefits of vascular surgery, schedule a consultation with Xenophon P. Xenophontos, MD, FACS, FSVS, online, or by calling the office today.