Dr. Douglas Massop is a visiting specialist and vascular surgeon with The Iowa Clinic. He sees patients in Knoxville on the second Monday of each month.
To make an appointment to see Dr. Massop in Knoxville, please call 515-875-9090.
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.
Some of the medical conditions Dr. Massop treats are: blood clots, vascular malformations, aortic aneurysm, carotid artery disease, venous disease (varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis), diabetes complications, peripheral arterial disease, and dialysis access.