Dr. Jaisom Chopra

Dr. Jaisom Chopra

Dr Jaisom Chopra is a skilful surgeon known for his accomplishments in vascular surgery. He is known as one of the best vascular surgeons in Delhi. Dr Chopra is proficient in his field and he is also highly qualified. His experience lies not only in India but also abroad. He finished his graduation and post-graduation in India and went to the United Kingdom for further studies. Dr Chopra completed his FRCS from the Royal College of Surgeons, which is situated in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. He is even a member of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, UK.

Further, he worked as a vascular surgeon for a decade in many famous teaching hospitals in England. After that, Dr Chopra practised as a consultant in vascular surgery in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He gained a lot of knowledge and enhanced his existing skills there.

Later, in 1998, Dr, Jaisom Chopra came back to India with a vision in his mind. He wanted to set up the recent state of techniques in his field, i.e, vascular surgery. He accomplished a lot in his field; he is a member of the Vascular Society of India. Dr Chopra is also a life member of the Medical Council of India and he was a former Trustee of Bahl skin institute. In addition to this, he was a part of many International conferences such as he presented a paper on oesophagal erosion due to acid intake in Johannesburg, South Africa. And conferences over endovascular techniques, laser varicose veins surgery on Vascular surgery in the United Kingdom. Several publications have his credit.

He has a deep interest in Laser varicose surgery and bypass surgery for the salvage of limbs in diabetic patients. He is the head of the department of Surgery at Batra hospital which is in New Delhi. He also practices in renowned hospitals like Apollo hospital. He was a guiding light for DNB candidates and guided them on various vascular surgery topics including laser techniques for varicose veins, comparisons of conventional techniques for varicose veins, comparison of embolectomy and thrombolysis and comparison of arterial bypass and stenting at different sites. Apart from this, Dr Chopra is a visiting consultant for many hospitals in different states like New Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana. All of this- his studies, experience and knowledge make him the best vascular surgeon in Delhi.

He also supports social causes and assists in the healthy living of underprivileged people. He is a part of many charitable institutes like Arpana hospital, Madhuban, and Karnal a charitable institute. This place is run by a trust who looks after the welfare of the poor and the needy. Poverty-stricken people can get free and the best vascular surgery from the best vascular surgeons in the country. Dr Jaisom Chopra frequently visits this hospital for the last couple of years, He even performs OPD and surgeries in the hospital to give his contribution to saving the lives of the needy. This is what makes him different from other vascular surgeons in Delhi.

He deals with all types of vascular surgeries such as leg bypasses, occlusive disease, arterial disease, venous diseases, diabetic foot and dialysis access.

Arterial disease-

 Peripheral artery disease PAD is the blockage of the vessels that carry blood from the heart to the legs or arms. The arteries get narrowed and as a result, they reduce the flow of blood.  

Symptoms of arterial disease

  • Pain in the legs, hips, and thighs after walking (claudication)
  • Pain in the arms while doing even small tasks such as writing
  • Sometimes, sores appear on the legs or toes which take a lot of time in healing
  • Numbness in the arms or legs
  • Men can phase erectile dysfunction 
  • Either a weak pulse or no pulse on the legs
  • Change of colour on the skin of the legs
  • The very slow growth of the nails of the toes

Causes of arterial disease 

  • The arterial disease mainly occurs because of the deposit of fats in the arterial wall. 
  • Exposure to radiation
  • Injury in the arms or legs
  • Inflammation of the blood vessels
  • Some unusual changes in the ligaments or muscles  

Risk factors of arterial disease 

  1. Higher level of cholesterol
  2. Obesity increases a lot of chances of arterial disease
  3. People above the age of sixty-five years
  4. High blood pressure levels
  5. A history of strokes of artery disease in the family
  6. Increase of homocysteine, an amino acid which increases the chances of coronary artery disease 

Prevention of peripheral artery disease 

If you want to prevent peripheral artery disease, you will have to bring changes to your lifestyle. 

  • Quit smoking
  • Keep a check on your cholesterol and blood pressure levels
  • Avoid foods with high saturated fatty acids
  • Manage your blood sugar levels
  • Exercise regularly and maintain a healthy weight

Venous disease 

Our pumps the blood so that the arteries can carry that to other parts of the body. Arteries carry oxygenated blood from the heart to other parts of the body. Whereas the veins carry deoxygenated blood to the heart. Veins are hollow structures that have flap-like valves inside them. This is our circulatory system. These valves carry blood to the heart but the damage of these valves leads to venous diseases. 

Types of venous diseases 

  • Blood clots- Blood clotting disorders may occur in the arms, legs, intestines, kidneys, lungs, brain or pelvic organs.
  • Deep vein thrombosis- DVT is a blood clot that forms in a deep vein in the arms or the legs.
  • Superficial venous thrombosis- Also known as phlebitis, it is a blood clot that develops in a vein that is close to the surface of the skin. 
  • Varicose and spider veins- The veins become abnormal due to the weakening of the wall of the vessels. 
  • Ulcers- Venous stasis ulcers occur above the ankle and below the knees. The ulcers either do not heal or they appear again and again.

Symptoms of venous disease 

  • A leather-looking skin
  • Swelling or heaviness in the lower leg
  • Pain in the lower leg and more in the ankles
  • Twisted or enlarged veins that appear close to the skin
  • Dry or weeping eczema
  • Dermatitis

Risk factors of venous disease-

  • Obesity
  • Age- being  above fifty years of age
  • Gender- women are more likely to develop the venous disease than men. 
  • Pregnancy
  • Standing for longer periods
  • A very tall height
  • Family history

Diabetic foot

People who do not control their sugar can have a foot problem. Very high blood sugar levels can damage our nerves and cause poor circulation. It can cause foot infections, pain in the foot, ulcers and blisters. 

Common types of diabetic foot problems are-

  • Fungal Nail infection- The nail of your foot becomes brittle and thick. It is either discoloured or brownish-yellow. 
  • Athlete’s foot- It is a type of fungal infection in which there is itchiness, cracks and redness on the foot. 
  • Ulcers or blisters- These are infected deep sores in the foot. 
  • Callus or corns- Hard skin forms on the underside of the foot known as a callus. Corns are the formation of hard skin in between toes or a bony area. 
  • Plantar warts- They look like calluses but they have black spots and these are very painful. 

Symptoms of diabetic foot

  • Numbness of the feet
  • Tingling; sometimes tingling is with a lot of pain
  • Wounds, ulcers or blisters that do not heal
  • Reddish strips
  • Shaking
  • Chills
  • With infection, you can even experience fever
  • Very high sugar
  • Loss of balance and coordination
  • Weak muscles 
  • The loss of sensitisation and the ability to feel the temperature 

Risk factors of diabetic foot

  • Being overweight- if your body mass weight increases above 24
  • Smoking- Smokers are more likely to develop diabetic foot problems that damage the blood vessels that carry blood. 
  • Kidney disease – Diabetes can affect your kidneys to a great extent. These damaged kidneys can further cause nerve damage.
  • Poorly maintained diabetes- It is the biggest cause of diabetic foot.  

Dialysis Access

Your kidneys purify and filter your blood. But when your kidneys fail, your body can no longer purify the blood on its own. It can be very dangerous as there can be high levels of electrolytes like phosphorus or potassium. That is why the patient needs dialysis if he is not going through a kidney transplant. Dialysis purifies the patient’s blood but before that one needs the set up of diabetes access in the body. 

Types of diabetes access

For hemodialysis, a process in which the doctors transport the blood from your body and back to your body, there are three types of dialysis access. 

  • Central venous catheter (CVC) – In this type, a flexible, y-shaped tube is inserted inside the central vein of the neck or chest. One can use this for immediate dialysis as it is quick to insert and remove. 
  • AV Fistula- Arteriovenous fistula is the most preferred type of dialysis access. In this type of access, the doctor makes a surgical connection between the artery and the vein. 
  • AV graft- Arteriovenous graft is also a surgical procedure that works quite similarly to AV fistula. But doctors use this method if the patient’s damaged veins or the veins are too small to fit the fistula. 

There is another type of dialysis, known as peritoneal dialysis. Unlike hemodialysis, in this type of dialysis, the doctors use a different type of access known as the peritoneal dialysis catheter. This method takes less time as in this method, a dialysate solution is used to clean the blood. 

Being the best vascular surgeon in Delhi, Dr Jaisom Chopra attends to patients with all vascular diseases. He is an expert in dealing with vascular problems. If you have any such problem, and you are looking for a vascular surgeon in Delhi, contact Dr Chopra now!

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