Dr. David Chew is a visiting specialist and vascular surgeon with The Heart Center.
Dr. Chew diagnosis and treats a variety of vascular conditions, including: abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms, carotid artery stenosis, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), peripheral arterial disease (PAD), varicose veins, venous disease, and any other vascular related disorder.
To make an appointment to see Dr. Chew in Knoxville, please call 641-842-1555.
Vascular surgeons are specialists highly trained to treat diseases of the vascular system, also called the circulatory system. Your blood vessels – arteries carrying oxygen-rich blood and veins carrying blood back to the heart – are the roadways of your circulatory system. Without smoothly flowing blood, your body cannot function. Conditions such as hardening of the arteries can create “traffic jams” in your circulatory system, obstructing the flow of blood to any part of the body.
Vascular surgeons utilize a variety of surgical techniques and procedures to repair damaged or partially-blocked blood vessels. In addition, they see and treat many patients who don’t require surgery. Many vascular problems can be treated with medication or exercise.