Vascular Surgery Patient Care:

Experienced and highly trained surgeons, advanced practice providers, nurses and support staff help work with patients, their family and friends through evaluations, operations and post-surgical follow-ups to assure high quality care.

Among the conditions that our vascular surgeons treat are:

1. Blockages in the neck arteries that can cause strokes.
2. Blockages in the leg arteries that can lead to serious debilitation or loss of limb.
3. Aneurysms of the aorta and its branches.
4. Chronic disorders of the veins in the legs
5. Compressed blood vessels or nerves in the thoracic outlet.
6. Other blockages in the arteries of the body such as mesenteric artery disease which can lead to abdominal pain, inability to eat and unintended weight loss

The Division offers the full scope of surgical treatment for vascular disease including:

1. Medical management of peripheral vascular disease
2. Surveillance of vascular conditions with non-invasive ultrasound testing
3. Minimally invasive or percutaneous techniques (angioplasty, stenting, atherectomy)
3. Traditional surgical therapies (bypass, endarterectomy or removal of plaque, and aneurysm repair)
4. Treatment of venous disease including varicose veins, chronic lower extremity ulcers due to vein insufficiency. Follow this link to learn more.
5. Creation of dialysis access for patients with kidney failure

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David Pilcher Non-invasive Vascular Lab:

image lab vascularThe David Pilcher Noninvasive Vascular Lab performs approximately 9,000 studies annually and has received the “Gold Milestone Recognition Award” for maintaining IAC Vascular Testing accreditation for over 30 years. By maintaining this accreditation, we ensure superior healthcare standards for our patients. We are committed to following best practices and providing quality imaging studies to support patient management. The vascular lab provides training for vascular technologists and educates medical students, residents and vascular surgery fellows. Fellows obtain hands-on duplex scanning experience and participate in didactic sessions designed to prepare the fellow for the Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) examination.


Innovative Hybrid OR Suite:

The vascular faculty utilize a state-of-the-art hybrid suite in its operating room for standard and complex endovascular procedures including advanced aortic endovascular repair with customized branched devices, carotid revascularization and peripheral vascular interventions. Fixed fluoroscopic imaging in an operating room suite enables our surgeons to expand their use of less invasive endovascular techniques.