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Heart and Vascular Institute – Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Heart and Vascular Institute – Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

We offer traditional open surgery, minimally invasive (endovascular) procedures, and a combination of these procedures (hybrid operations), allowing us to match the best treatment option to each individual patient.

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Comprehensive Surgical Options

Vascular surgery isn’t one-size-fits-all. The procedure we use to treat each patient’s vascular disease depends on each individual’s anatomy, age, comorbidities and other factors that help us determine the most appropriate approach.

That’s why all of our surgeons are fully trained in traditional open surgery, endovascular surgery, and hybrid procedures that combine these two techniques into one operation.

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We serve patients at multiple convenient locations.


Minimally Invasive Surgery

We offer a variety of minimally invasive surgery options for a range of diseases. Learn more here.

About Vascular Disease

Vascular disease includes any condition that affects the circulatory system. These conditions are serious because circulation of blood through the body is essential to life.

The blood vessels that distribute blood throughout the body are a branching set of tubes (arteries and veins) called the vascular system. Arteries deliver fresh, red, oxygenated blood to all organs and tissues. Veins return the used "blue" blood to the heart and lungs to absorb more oxygen and begin the process anew.

Due to certain situations such as the buildup of fat and cholesterol deposits, the arteries and veins can become narrowed, impairing their ability to circulate blood. The resulting lack of oxygen (ischemia) causes damage to the organs and tissues supplied by the diseased vessels. This is called peripheral vascular disease, meaning narrowing or blockage of arteries outside of the heart and brain.

Some of the more common vascular conditions include:

  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Varicose veins

Our Procedures

For patients with vascular disease, the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery offers a range of open, endovascular, and hybrid procedures. Our services include:

  • Endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (EVAR)
  • Endovascular repair of thoracic aortic aneurysm (TEVAR)
  • Hybrid repair of abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysm
  • Open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Carotid artery stenting
  • Endovascular management of peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
  • Lower extremity bypass surgery
  • Mesenteric, renal artery stenting
  • Mesenteric artery bypass
  • Renal artery bypass
  • Endovenous ablation for venous Insufficiency
  • Subclavian artery bypass and reconstruction
  • Dialysis access

Not all hospitals can offer hybrid techniques because it takes a special hybrid operating room, which we have available. It’s equipped with all of the necessary surgical tools as well as advanced imaging technology that’s required for endovascular approaches.

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