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Vascular & Endovascular Surgery

The circulatory system is one of the most complex and vital systems in the body, moving blood, nutrients, oxygen, and other important substances to and from the cells through a network of organs and vessels. Proper functioning of the system is vital to health, enabling your internal organs to function properly. Because of its large size and many responsibilities, the vascular system is also more vulnerable to disease.

Our team is equipped with the knowledge, experience, innovation, and most up-to-the-minute research to treat vascular conditions successfully and, in many cases, with greatly reduced recovery times. We specialize in the treatment of aortic and peripheral vascular aneurysms, peripheral vascular disease, arterial occlusive disease, carotid artery disease, thoracic outlet syndrome, vascular trauma, extra-cranial cerebrovascular disease, arterial occlusive disease, venous diseases, and grafts for dialysis access.

Aortic Aneurysm Surgery

Aneurysms of the aorta can pose a serious health risk if they become large or rupture. The purpose of elective aneurysm repair is to prevent mortality from rupture. Our surgeons are experienced and skilled in open and endovascular repair of aneurysms involving the abdominal and descending thoracic aorta.

Carotid Artery Surgery

Carotid artery disease is the second leading cause of stroke. Patients who are experiencing stroke-like symptoms called TIA’s and have been identified with significant carotid artery disease as the cause, should seek treatment to prevent a potential stroke. Our surgeons provide all options for the management of carotid artery disease including: carotid endarterectomy, trans-femoral carotid stenting, and TCAR.

Management of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

Medical management and exercise is an important first step in the management of non-limb threatening PAD, which causes cramping of the leg muscles and is known as claudication. For more serious PAD, which can cause continuous pain at rest and non-healing wounds, an immediate vascular evaluation should be sought out. Our surgeons offer a full range of treatment for patients who have serious PAD or who have not achieved satisfactory results with medical management and exercise, including angioplasty, stenting, and bypass surgery.