nonvascular surgery

Nonvascular Surgery

Nonvascular surgery is a type of surgery that is performed to treat medical conditions without using blood vessels or arteries. This type of surgery may involve the removal of tumors, cysts, and other growths that can be found in and around organs. Nonvascular surgical procedures may also include draining of abscesses, removal of gallstones, or draining of an infected area. Nonvascular surgery is often used to diagnose and treat conditions prior to vascular surgery.

Nonvascular surgery does not require the same level of skill, expertise, or training as vascular surgery does, since the use of blood vessels or arteries is not integral to the procedure. While not as complex as vascular surgery, nonvascular surgery still requires medical knowledge, attention to detail, and precision.

Types of Nonvascular Surgery

Nonvascular surgery may involve a variety of treatments and procedures, including:

  • Removal of tumors or cysts
  • Surgery to remove gallstones
  • Drainage of abscesses or other infections
  • Fracture repairs and other bone surgeries
  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Abdominal surgery
  • Urologic surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Plastic surgery

Benefits of Nonvascular Surgery

Nonvascular surgery offers many benefits, including:

  • Nonvascular surgery is less invasive than vascular surgery.
  • Nonvascular surgery involves fewer risks.
  • Nonvascular surgery may not require the use of general anesthetic.
  • Nonvascular surgery can be done on an outpatient basis, meaning shorter hospital stays.
  • Nonvascular surgery can be done in less time than most vascular surgeries.
  • Nonvascular surgery can be used to diagnose and treat conditions, before or in lieu of a larger vascular surgery.
  • Nonvascular surgery does not require the same level of expertise, knowledge, or skill as vascular surgery.

Preparing for Nonvascular Surgery

Prior to a nonvascular surgery, it is important to discuss any current medications, medical conditions, or allergies with your doctor. It is also important to inform your doctor if you have a history of drug or alcohol abuse, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you are allergic to certain medications, or if you have a pacemaker. You must also follow your doctor's instructions for fasting before the procedure and abstaining from smoking or drinking alcohol.


Nonvascular surgery can offer many benefits, including fewer risks, quicker recovery times, and shorter hospital stays. However, it is important to properly prepare for the procedure and understand the risks associated with it. By following your doctor's instructions, you can ensure a safe and successful nonvascular surgery.