Vascular surgery is a common treatment option for diseases of the arterial, venous, and lymphatic systems. The surgeons of Franciscan Health use advanced technology and minimally invasive techniques for vascular surgery.
Advanced Vascular Surgery Options
Vascular diseases – diseases in blood vessels outside the heart – are often caused by conditions that clog or weaken blood vessels or that damage valves that control blood flow in veins. Vascular diseases can lead to a variety of serious conditions including strokes or heart attacks. Diseases that may require vascular surgery include:
- Carotid Artery Disease
- Kidney (or Renal) Artery Disease
- Dialysis Access
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
- Intestinal Artery Disease
- Varicose Veins
- Peripheral Arterial Disease
- Angioplasty and stenting of carotid, vertebral, renal, mesenteric, upper extremity and lower extremity arterial occlusive disease
- Iliac aneurysm repair
- Thoracic aortic aneurysm disease
- Acute and chronic mesenteric ischemia
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
At Franciscan Health, our vascular surgeons specialize in the diagnosis and repair of damaged blood vessels. Our surgeons offer a multidisciplinary approach to vascular problems, combining the expertise of fellowship-trained specialists in both vascular surgery and endovascular interventions.
Vascular ultrasound evaluates blood velocity as it flows through a blood vessel, including the body's major arteries and veins in the abdomen, arms, legs and neck.
The endovascular program at Franciscan Health diagnoses and treats blood vessel diseases or conditions. Our highly-trained specialists provide the most advanced techniques using minimally invasive procedures to treat blockages in the carotid, renal and peripheral arteries.
Heart and vascular surgeons at Franciscan Health are able to use extracellular matrix (ECM) to repair and reconstruct the heart and its valves. ECM is innovative tissue technology that helps the heart repair itself and brings higher success rates to patients.
Vascular services at Franciscan Health treat problems relating to or blood vessels within the body. Vascular care covers the relatively simple issues involving varicose veins to the complex issues surrounding arterial disease and aneurysms.