The Division of Vascular Surgery offers a wide array of vascular and endovascular diagnostic and treatment options for patients with venous and arterial diseases. We provide expert evaluation and care in all areas of vascular disease management. In particular, our physicians specialize in caring for patients with aortic aneurysms, performing carotid artery interventions for stroke prevention, treating arterial disease of the extremities and managing chronic venous disease.
Minimally invasive procedures
Minimally invasive surgeries are performed throughout the Medical Center. These procedures are carried out through multiple small incisions through which miniaturized surgical instruments and a camera are inserted. Minimally invasive surgery involves less risk than open surgery, reduces the possibility of infection and disturbs far less anatomic structures. Some of the minimally invasive surgeries that our vascular surgeons perform are:
- Endograft repair of thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms
- Balloon angioplasty and stenting for PAD of the extremities, kidneys, brain and intestines
- Balloon angioplasty and stenting for blocked or narrowed veins
- Ablation of abnormal veins using radiofrequency or laser catheters
Some patients will require treatment involving a combination of minimally invasive catheter based technology and traditional surgery. Our state-of-the-art hybrid operating room combines all the best features of a sophisticated vascular imaging suite and a traditional operating room so that these complex procedures can be carried out with optimal efficiency and safety.
We offer the full spectrum of non-invasive and minimally invasive vascular diagnostic imaging. Some of the technologies that we use to evaluate patients include:
- Non-Invasive Vascular Hemodynamics and Duplex Ultrasound Imaging (in our certified non-invasive vascular laboratory)
- Computed Tomographic Angiography (CTA)
- Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA)
- Catheter Based Digital Diagnostic Angiography