Abdominal aortic aneurysm is a dilation of the main blood vessel of the abdomen. This can occur without symptoms and can be a life threatening problem. It is easily diagnosed with an in office ultrasound and can be treated with a minimally invasive stent graft. Learn more about abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Hardening of the arteries or atherosclerosis commonly occurs in the blood vessels to the brain, the carotid artery. These blockages can cause a stroke. The carotid artery is easily examined with in office ultrasound. Carotid plaque is effectively removed with surgery or can be treated with a stent. Learn more about carotid artery disease.
Atherosclerosis commonly causes blockages in the arteries to the legs. This is commonly seen in diabetics and smokers. This may result in pain in the legs with walking (claudication) or skin wounds that do not heal. In severe cases gangrene and limb loss can result. If you have these symptoms you should discuss your concerns with your primary doctor or seek consultation with a vascular surgeon. Learn more about peripheral artery disease.
Varicose veins are enlarged visible veins usually in the legs. They can be unsightly but also can cause pain, burning, itching and leg fatigue. Although they are not usually dangerous, accurate diagnosis is essential to direct proper treatment. This can consist of compression stockings, injection sclerotherapy, laser therapy and surgical removal. All of these are available at Vascular & Endovascular Associates. Learn more about varicose veins.
This occurs when blood clots in the venous system. You may experience swelling or pain in your arms or leg but symptoms are not always present. This frequently occurs after surgery, airplane travel, long car rides or in clusters of families. Blood clots can travel to the lungs as a Pulmonary Embolism. The treatment may consist of medications (blood thinners) or may be removed with a minimally invasive catheter procedure. Learn more about deep vein thrombosis.
If you have been diagnosed with kidney failure your Nephrologist will recommend a fistula or graft for dialysis. This is surgically placed in your arm as an outpatient. Pre-operative ultrasound testing will identify the optimal location for access creation. Learn more about dialysis access.
Mesenteric arteries supply oxygenated blood to your intestines. Sometimes these arteries can become blocked or narrowed, resulting in mesenteric ischemia, and can cause severe abdominal pain. This can be treated with minimally invasive procedures or surgery to restore the blood flow. Learn more about mesenteric ischemia.
Renal artery stenosis is a narrowing of arteries to the kidneys which can be a cause of hypertension (high blood pressure) and possible kidney failure. This can be diagnosed with in office ultrasound. If treatment is required this can usually be accomplished with angioplasty or stent. Learn more about renovascular conditions.
Aortic stent graft placement for abdominal aortic aneurysms
Angioplasty and stent placement for peripheral artery disease (PAD)
Atherectomy for peripheral artery disease (PAD)
Carotid stent placement for carotid artery disease
Renal artery stent placement for kidney artery disease
Mesenteric artery angioplasty and stenting for intestinal artery disease
Ablation of varicose veins by laser and schlerotherapy for spider veins
Dialysis access for kidney dialysis
Vena cava filter replacement/retrieval
Carotid endarterectomy for carotid stenosis
Peripheral arterial bypass
Mesenteric and renal artery bypass
Dialysis access placement
Varicose vein treatment