Endovascular Aneurysm Surgery
In this procedure, a device called an endoluminal stent graft – called an endograft - is placed inside the diseased artery to provide support for the weakened artery. The device allows blood to pass freely through the artery without pushing on the weakened walls of the aneurysm. This procedure can be performed in the thoracic aorta, abdominal aorta, iliac arteries, or popliteal arteries.
IVC Filter Placement and Removal
An IVC filter is an umbrella shaped device designed to catch life threatening blood clots from traveling to the lungs and causing pulmonary emboli (PE). IVC filters are used when a patient cannot safely take oral anticoagulants, when a patient has to suspend their oral anticoagulation, or when patients have blood clots that are refractory to anticoagulation. Some IVC filters are removable.
Open Aneurysm Surgery
An aneurysm is a swelling or ballooning of an artery wall. This causes the artery wall to weaken and is life threatening if the artery were to burst. In open aneurysm surgery, an incision is used to open the skin, the artery is freed from the surrounding tissue above and below the aneurysm, and an artificial graft is inserted to replace the diseased artery.
Lower Extremity Arterial Surgery & Limb Salvage
Many patients have clogging of the arteries that causes narrowing and eventual blockage of the arteries that supply blood flow to their legs. Our surgeons perform a variety of procedures to treat these blockages. Sometimes they can repair the artery from inside the blood vessel - using "endovascular" techniques similar to heart catheterization. Typical endovascular procedures include stenting and angioplasty. Other times surgeons have to perform open surgery to bypass and reroute around the blockage, using either a patient's vein harvested from another leg or an artificial artery.
Carotied Surgery & Stroke Prevention
A carotid endarterectomy is a procedure where a narrowed carotid artery is surgically opened and cleaned out to reduce the patient's risk of having a stroke. Our surgeons also perform removal of carotid body tumors, and perform endovascular carotid stenting in select patients.
Dialysis Access Surgery
Our surgeons create hemodialysis fistulas and grafts and place peritoneal dialysis catheters and for dialysis patients. They also perform maintenance procedures on these access sites when they develop problems.
Comprehensive Venous Surgery & Varicose Veins
Our providers evaluate and treat venous insufficiency and varicose veins. They start with an ultrasound evaluation to look for venous insufficiency - also called venous reflux – which is when the valves inside the veins do not close fully and allow blood to flow backwards towards the feet, causing swelling, pain, discoloration, and ulcers. Our providers also evaluate and treat varicosed – or enlarged and dilated – veins. Surgical treatment of these conditions include endovenous laser ablation, phlebectomy, and sclerotherapy.