VSA will through modification of your risk factors, work with your primary care physician to help minimize expansion of your aneurysm. These include smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, fatty diet and diabetes.
Anterior Spinal Exposure
Traditional spinal surgery is done with an incision through the muscles of the back. With advancements in technology and newer techniques; more of these surgeries are being performed with an incision on the abdomen.
One of the more recent innovations in the minimally invasive treatment of arterial blockages is the technique of atherectomy. Literally, atherectomy means cutting out the plaque.
An alternative to bypass surgery is balloon angioplasty. Angioplasty consists of accessing a blood vessel, usually the femoral artery in the lower extremity on the brachial artery in the upper extremity, with a device called a sheath.
When a blockage is encountered in an artery, the blood loses its direct path to an organ or extremity. In order to improve the circulation to the affected area, a new and direct pathway must be created.
Approximately 80% of all strokes occur due to disease in the carotid arteries, the pulsatile structures on both sides of the neck which provide most of the blood supply to the brain. As in almost all cases of disease in arteries…
Most strokes develop from hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) in the frontal neck region, in the carotid arteries. These are the pulsatile structures on either side of the neck that carry the preponderance of blood supply to the brain. Very often, strokes are preventable by cleaning out these arteries surgically.
When kidney failure, or end stage renal disease, develops patients require dialysis. To replace the work of the kidneys by cleaning the blood of waste products. Dialysis is frequently performed by direct cleansing of the blood, known as hemodialysis; a process where blood is removed from the body and passed through a machine called a dialyzer.
Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation/Laser Ablation
The treatment of venous reflux, which is the root cause of varicose veins, uncomfortable leg swelling, and even leg ulcers, has evolved greatly over the last two decades.
Varicose veins are unsightly (and often uncomfortable) superficial veins that become engorged, usually due to a problem with the venous drainage in the leg. The treatment of varicose veins involves not only treating the underlying cause, but also removing the symptomatic varicose veins.
Sclerotherapy is a procedure where a fluid called a sclerosant is injected into small dilated veins, such as varicose veins, telangiectasias and spider veins. The sclerosant causes these veins to shrink and collapse.
A stent is a cylindrical metallic device that is placed within the diseased artery to help keep it open. Stents are either mounted on a balloon or packaged within a specially designed catheter that can be unsheathed, to allow the stent to expand on its own and conform to the artery.
Temporal Artery Biopsy
The temporal arteries are the small pulsatile structures in front of each ear and running up onto the forehead. In cases of severe headaches without a clear cause, and in certain inflammatory conditions diagnosed by…
Vascular Disease Prevention
Prevention of Vascular Disease focuses on reducing or control the risk factors for Vascular Disease. Those factors include tobacco use, diabetes, high cholesterol, and hypertension.
Vein Stripping/Vein Ligation
Occasionally, due to anatomic challenges or the presence of clot within the vein, endovenous ablation may be difficult or inappropriate. Prior to the development of endovenous ablation with the laser or radiofrequency…
Blood clots in the deep veins of the legs (DVT) are a potentially lethal disorder when they migrate to the arteries supplying blood flow to the lungs (pulmonary embolism or PE). They also, however, pose a more long-term threat.
Vena Caval Filter
A DVT is often treated medically, but there are minimally invasive procedures available to treat more severe DVT’s. In patients who cannot receive medical treatment of their DVT due to other medical issues…
Do you have a cut, ulcer, or sore on your calf or foot that has not healed in 2-3 weeks? As part of our full service vascular care, Vascular Surgery Associates treat the most complex wounds at multiple different wound care centers.