Aorta Bypass Graft
When there is a diseased area of the body that slows blood flow through the abdomen (stomach area), the surgeon will redirect the blood around it by sewing an artificial blood vessel (graft) to the aorta, the largest blood vessel in the body.
Aortic Aneurysm/Dissection Repair
An aneurysm is a widening or a balloon-like bulge that forms in an artery. A dissection is when there is a tear between the walls of an artery. The aortais, the large artery that leaves the heart and curves down through the chest and abdomen, delivers oxygen-rich blood to your body, so a burst aneurysm or a dissection can be life threatening. Depending on the location and severity of the aneurysm, our surgical team will perform one of the following surgeries:
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Endovascular or Open Approach
- An aneurysm or dissection can be repaired with a stent graft or may be repaired with a different approach where a graft is sewn into the aorta to replace the aneurysmal section.
- Aortic Descending Thoracic Aneurysm Repair, Endovascular Approach
- An aneurysm or dissection in this area can be fixed, minimally invasive, with a stent graft placement.
Arteriovenous (AV) Fistula or Graft
To increase blood flow for dialysis, the surgeon will connect an artery and vein orinsert a strong artificial tube in the forearm, upper arm or thigh, to provide access for dialysis.
Peripheral Artery Bypass Graft
When a patient isn’t getting enough blood to the legs, the surgeon will graft in a native, artificial, or donated blood vessel to increase blood flow.
Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA)
If there is a blockage in the carotid artery (major blood vessel in the neck), the surgeon performs this procedure to remove the blockage and restore normal blood flow to the brain.
If there is a blockage in the legs or arms, the surgeon can try minimally invasive techniques to improve blood flow, which includes atherectomy, angioplasty, and stents.
Varicose vein treatment
If there is evidence of veins in your legs not working efficiently leading to varicose veins or other symptoms, the patient can be offered numerous venous treatments, which includes radiofrequency ablation, stab phlebectomy, and sclerotherapy.
If a patient were to experience a disruption or damage to blood vessels when involved in a trauma or accident, the surgeon has the capability to restore blood flow and provide vascular services to our Level I trauma patients.
Below is a list of tests we perform:
- Cartoid Doppler
- In this exam, the physician uses sound frequencies to produce images of the carotid arteries in the neck. These images reveal any blockages in the blood vessels so our team can treat them.
- Renal Artery Ultrasound
- For this test, we use high-frequency sound to create an image of the renal arteries that lead to the kidneys to spot any narrowing that might reduce blood flow.
- Peripheral Artery Ultrasounds
- For this test, we use high-frequency sound to create an image of the arteries to spot any narrowing or blockages that might reduce blood flow.
- Peripheral Venous Ultrasounds
- For this test, we use high-frequency sound to create an image of the veins to spot any areas of blood clots or if there are leaky valves that may lead to varicose or other leg vein problems.
- Aorta Ultrasound
- For this test, we use high-frequency sound to create an image of the aorta (main artery in your body) to spot any areas of blockage and to detect for an aneurysm or dissection.