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Vascular & Endovascular Surgery

At this nationally recognized center, specialists from vascular surgery, endovascular surgery, interventional radiology, advanced cardiovascular imaging, vascular medicine and vascular nursing collaborate to provide the most advanced care for patients with vascular disease.

Patients benefit from the Center’s comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services provided by specialists dedicated to the field of vascular disease. They may also have the opportunity to enroll in regional and national multi-center clinical trials that offer new therapies and treatment options. Vascular and endovascular services are designed to diagnose and prevent  disease progression, provide ongoing therapy, preserve independence and improve quality of life.

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Complex aortic pathology
  • Thoracic/thoracoabdominal aneurysm
  • Aortic dissection (acute and chronic)

Carotid and Vertebral Artery Disease

  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Carotid angioplasty/stenting
  • Vertebral artery reconstruction

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

  • Claudication
  • Critical limb ischemia

Renal Artery and Mesenteric Arterial Disease

  • Refractory hypertension
  • Mesenteric ischemia

Venous Disease

  • Varicose veins and venous insufficiency
  • Non-invasive evaluation
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Sclerotherapy

Advanced Endovascular Procedures

Patients have access to the most advanced, minimally invasive treatments, including:

  • Endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
  • Endovascular thoracic aneurysm repair
  • Percutaneous revascularization of lower extremity PAD
  • Renal/mesenteric stenting
  • Carotid stenting
  • Stent-graft therapies for complex aortic pathology

Vascular Medicine

Vascular medicine services involve preventing, diagnosing and managing arterial, venous and lymphatic disorders. Diagnostic services include physiologic and radiologic lab testing and test interpretation. Conditions treated include:

Arterial Disease

  • Vasoactive disorders: Raynaud’s, acrocyanosis, erythromelalgia, frost bite and pernio chilblains
  • Vascular compression: thoracic outlet, median arcuate ligament and nutcracker syndromes, popliteal entrapment and external iliac artery endofibrosis
  • Vasculitis: large, medium and small vessels

Venous Disease

  • Varicose vein and venous insufficiency using chemical and endothermal ablation
  • Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
  • Management of Bleeding Associated with the Novel oral Anticoagulants
  • Thrombophilia and hypercoagulation testing, anticoagulation management and using new anticoagulation agents
  • Anticoagulation before and after procedures
  • Lymphatic disease
  • Congenital and secondary lymphedema

Congenital Syndromes

  • Fibromuscular dysplasia, vascular malformation, segmental arterial mediolysis, Klippel Trenaunary Syndrome, May Thurner Syndrome, Von Hippel Lindau disease, and connective tissue disorders including Marfan and Ehlers-Danlos syndromes.