If you’re one of the millions of Americans who are diagnosed with vascular disease each year, you know how quickly it can affect your quality of life. It can even put your life at risk if it’s not treated properly.
That’s why you need a vascular specialist who can provide the right diagnosis and work with you to create a personalized plan to fix the problem before it turns into an emergency.
If you need vascular surgery, rest assured that our highly trained vascular surgeons will perform your procedure with advanced medical technologies.
Because we use highly precise instruments to clear or repair problems in your blood vessels, most treatments are minimally invasive — without major open surgery or general anesthesia — so you’ll have the shortest possible stay in the hospital stay and a fast recovery.
Some of the most common vascular procedures we perform include:
Atherectomy: An artery blockage is shaved away by a tiny device on the end of a catheter
Balloon angioplasty: A balloon is used to compress plaque and stretch an artery in order to provide a wider passageway for blood flow
Laser angioplasty: A laser is used to vaporize the blockage in the artery
Rotoblator ablation: A way of disintegrating plaque with a drill, useful in long blockages with calcium deposits
Stenting: An expandable, wire mesh tube is used to line the inner walls of an artery, holding it open and maintaining normal blood flow, often used in conjunction with balloon angioplasty to help prevent renarrowing of the artery
Thrombolysis: An injection of clot-dissolving medications into a blood vessel
Symptoms of Vascular Disease
Symptoms of vascular disease vary and can resemble more than one vascular problem. The most common symptom of vascular disease is leg discomfort, especially painful cramping that occurs with exercise and is relieved by rest. You may feel it in one or both legs.
Other symptoms of vascular disease may include:
Changes in the skin, including decreased skin temperature, or thin, brittle shiny skin on the legs and feet
Diminished pulses in the legs and the feet
Dead tissue due to lack of blood flow
Hair loss on the legs
Non-healing wounds over pressure points, such as heels or ankles
Numbness, weakness or heaviness in muscles
Pain (described as burning or aching) at rest, commonly in the toes and at night while lying flat
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