Vascular surgery is a surgical specialty that involves treatment of the vascular, or circulatory, system (arteries and veins) outside the heart. Most often, vascular disease affects blood flow, either by blocking or weakening blood vessels, or by damaging the valves that are found in veins. Organs and other body structures may be damaged by vascular disease as a result of decreased or completely blocked blood flow due to trauma, blood clots or plaque build-up.
Our surgeons work to restore blood flow to an area of the body after trauma, disease or other conditions that damage the blood vessels. They have extensive experience in performing all of the newest vascular procedures, including stents and angioplasty for carotid artery disease, aortic aneurysms, and blockages in arteries throughout the body. Comprehensive management is also available for many disorders of the venous system including phlebitis, arteriovenous malformations, and pulmonary embolisms. Patients may undergo vascular procedures in our state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization labs.
To be referred to a vascular surgeon, please call 800-777-7775.
TCAR: New treatment option for carotid artery disease
A new minimally-invasive procedure, called TransCarotid Artery Revascularization or TCAR, decreases the risk of stroke associated with carotid intervention. Community Heart and Vascular offers several vascular surgeons specially trained in TCAR.
The board-certified vascular surgeons at Community Heart and Vascular perform all common vascular surgeries to treat vascular disease, such as carotid stenting, sclerotherapy, angioplasty, atherectomy, bypass surgery, thrombectomy and other related procedures. They can provide a range of effective and minimally-invasive treatments for emergent problems and elective vascular procedures.
To find out if you have potentially problematic vascular conditions, we offer low-cost vascular screenings and free visible vein screenings. Vascular screenings can check for carotid artery plaque build-up, signs of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), and abdominal aortic aneurysm.
To get a referral to a vascular specialist or receive a free visible vein screening, call 800-777-7775.
You may also receive care from nurse practitioners who have special training in assisting in cardiac, vascular and thoracic surgeries.