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Department of vascular surgery

Prof. habil. Dr. Aleksandras Antusevas
vascular surgery

About the department

The department of vascular surgery at Kardiolita Hospital Vilnius provides diagnostic and treatment services for the different diseases associated with the pathology of blood vessels. The medical team offers qualified consultations on treating arteriovenous malformations, venous pathology and complex diseases of the lymphatic vessels. To determine the exact severity and cause of circulatory disorders, doctors of the department conduct an ultrasound examination of blood vessels, in which profound and superficial arteries and veins are examined. If necessary, doctors also know the technique of catheter angiography, in which a contrast agent is injected into the vessels for better visualization. The professionalism of doctors allows for the full range of vascular surgical interventions, ranging from complex operations for aneurysms to minimally invasive methods of treating varicose veins using laser technology.

The department's vascular surgeons have exceptional experience treating chronic venous insufficiency and varicose veins. Doctors use conservative methods, such as drug and compression therapy, or operative methods, such as open classical surgery and endovascular surgical techniques. Often these treatments are combined. If indicated, laser surgery can be performed. Laser and traditional operations on the vessels of the legs are safe and painless. All techniques are performed following the strict modern requirements of cosmetic surgery.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis: 

  • Peripheral artery disease 
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Varicose veins 
  • Spider veins 
  • Chronic venous insufficiency 
  • Deep vein thrombosis 
  • Superficial thrombophlebitis 
  • Aortic aneurysm 
  • Lymphedema 
  • Vasculitis 
  • Atherosclerosis 

Diagnostic: 

  • Anamnesis 
  • Clinical examination 
  • Measures of the blood pressure
  • Laboratory and biochemical analysis 
  • Coagulation tests (used to see how well a patient's blood clots)
  • Ultrasound examination 
  • A complete cholesterol test (used to find abnormalities in lipids) 
  • Catheter angiography (an injection of contrast material to examine blood vessels)
  • CT angiography 
  • Magnetic resonance angiography 
  • Doppler and duplex sonography 

Treatment: 

  • Drug therapy
  • Clot-busting medicine 
  • Angioplasty and stenting 
  • Antiplatelets and anticoagulants therapy 
  • Removal of the clot 
  • Surgical treatment 
  • Varicose veins treatment
  • Laser phlebectomy
  • Sclerotherapy 
  • Injection of special medicine
  • Compression therapy
  • Other treatment procedures 
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1978 Kaunas Institute of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Medical Doctor
  • 1978 - 1979 Republican Kaunas Clinical Hospital, surgical internship
  • 1982 Internship at A. Bakulev Institute of Cardiovascular Surgery, Moscow
  • 1985 Dissertation of a candidate in medical sciences
  • 1987 Internship at the Leningrad II Medical Institute, Clinic of Surgery
  • 1993 Internship at Viborg Hospital, Clinic of Vascular Surgery, Denmark
  • 2000 Habilitation work "Synthetic vascular prostheses with special properties: experimental and clinical research"
  • 2003 Kyiv Transplant Institute, Ukraine
  • 2004 Yaroslavl Medical Academy, Russia
  • 2010 Vascular Surgery, Douglas, Isle of Man, UK
  • 2014 Vascular Surgery, Manchester, Royal Oldham Hospital, UK

Experience

  • Since 1982 Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, lecturer
  • 2000 Head of the Department of Vascular Surgery, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
  • Clinics of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Professor

Awards, memberships, publications

  • 2001 Infection of Synthetic Vascular Prostheses
  • 2004 Acute limb ischemia 
  • 2009 Heart Disease 
  • 2016 Endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic and leg arterial diseases
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