Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Our specialists skillfully treat problems of the veins and arteries.
If problems develop in the arteries and veins carrying blood throughout your body, you may experience pain or numbness in the legs, see large, unsightly veins, or have an overall feeling of weakness. Our skilled surgeons have extensive experience in vascular and endovascular procedures that can help you feel better, have increased energy, and even save your life.
For instance, we treat vascular diseases affecting your aorta, the main blood vessel serving your heart, or blockages of the carotid arteries in the neck. These can be extremely serious conditions that require immediate care.
We also treat vascular conditions away from the primary arteries, such as peripheral vascular disease, which affects the arteries in the legs and feet, and enlarged varicose veins on the legs, arms, or other parts of the body.
Our multidisciplinary surgical team can also help you address underlying chronic conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, which can lead to hardening of the arteries and affect your overall quality of life.
Our surgical specialties include:
Aortic root reconstruction
Treating aneurysms of the aorta
Carotid artery surgery
Removing blockages in the arteries of the neck
Peripheral vascular disease
Affecting the arteries in the legs and feet
Varicose vein surgery
Correcting enlarged veins in the legs or other locations
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the signs and symptoms of vascular disease?
If you have persistent pain, tingling or numbness in your legs, pain in your shoulder blades and back, or an overall sense of weakness or fatigue, you should see a primary care physician or cardiologist for an evaluation. These symptoms may be signs of problems with your arteries or veins.
What does vascular surgery involve?
Surgeons may remove blockages, repair, or replace the damaged arteries and veins to restore a healthy flow of blood through your body.
Are these procedures painful?
No. Most patients are under care of anesthesia so pain and discomfort can be controlled. There may be some mild discomfort after the procedure.
How long does it take to recover?
That depends on the extent of the surgery, but it typically takes three to five days to be released from the hospital, and a full recovery should take about one month.
What about varicose vein surgery?
Many patients can return to their daily activities within one or two days after the procedure. That includes walking, which helps to restore blood flow through the vein.
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