Vascular Surgery: Treated Vascular Disorders

Extensive education and dedicated training have allowed our physicians to become experts in their field. Their focus is to work as partners to assist primary care physicians in managing the patient's overall health. Attention is focused on assessing, diagnosing, and treatment of vascular disease. In addition to vascular diseases, surgical expertise is often needed in caring for a number of other medical conditions.

Visit our glossary of the most commonly used medical words you may hear while under our care. It is important that you write down any words which may not be familiar to you and ask for help as needed.

The most commonly seen vascular diseases and possible treatment options include the following:

Disease

Potential treatment

Carotid Artery Diseases

  • Cerebrovascular insufficiency
  • Stroke
  • Vertebrobasilar insufficiency
  • Transient ischemic attack (TIA)

See: Patient information on the Vascular Web



  • Carotid artery endarterectomy
  • Carotid stenting
  • Stroke medical management

Aneurysms

  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Ruptured aneurysm
  • False aneurysm
  • Thoracic aneurysm

See: Patient information on the Vascular Web

  • Open aneurysm repair
  • Aortic stenting
  • Aortic endograft

Peripheral Vascular Disease

  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Arterial insufficiency
  • Tired leg
  • Leg ulcers
  • Leg cramps
  • Intermittent claudication

See: www.pletal.com
www.pvss.org
www.scvir.org



  • Medication management
  • Smoking cessation program
  • Exercise therapy
  • Abdominal Angiograms
  • Angioplasty
  • Leg bypass
  • Wound management
  • Coagulation therapy
  • Amputation

Varicose Veins/Vein Disorders

  • Venous insufficiency
  • Leg swelling/lymphedema
  • Chronic leg ulcers
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Post-phlebitic syndrome
  • Spider veins

See: www.lymphnet.org



  • Vein stripping
  • Compression stocking therapy
  • Filter placement

Renal Vascular Disease

  • Renal failure

See: Renovascular Hypertension


  • Arteriovenous graft
  • Arteriovenous fistula
  • Peritoneal dialysis catheter
  • Hemodialysis catheter

Diabetes

  • Diabetic foot ulcer
  • Diabetic neuropathy

See: www.diabetes.org or www.preventdiabetes.com


  • Wound management
  • Medication therapy
  • Foot wear therapy
  • Limb sparing procedures
  • Amputation