Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Vascular Surgical Expertise
Vascular and endovascular surgical specialists at Lutheran Hospital diagnose and treat conditions of the blood vessels, as well as the network of vessels called the lymphatic system. Specific procedures include:
- Aortic aneurysm repair
- Carotid artery stenting
- Carotid endarterectomy
- Endovascular therapy for peripheral artery disease (PAD)
- Endovenous laser therapy treatment
- Surgical treatment for deep vein occlusions
Collaborative Approach for Vascular Disease
Physicians from various specialties work together to review vascular cases and develop patient treatment plans. This multidisciplinary approach merges different areas of expertise to better diagnose and treat conditions and diseases of the vascular system. The patient care team includes physicians, therapists and other specialists.
Minimally Invasive Endovascular Repairs
Our specialized surgeons at Lutheran Health Network use minimally invasive techniques to repair vascular conditions. Using advanced therapies such as carotid endarterectomy or intravascular balloons and stents, our specialists are able to successfully treat aneurysms, atherosclerosis or other vascular issues.
Know the Risk Factors for Vascular Disease
It is important to know what factors may increase your risk for heart and vascular disease. With earlier detection, specialists can better diagnose and treat weakened or diseased blood vessels for improved circulation and long-term health. Arteries can become thicker as we age and can significantly affect blood flow to the heart and brain. In addition to aging, the following risk factors can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease:
- Family history
- High cholesterol
- Sedentary lifestyle
Being proactive about heart and vascular health can reduce the chance of heart or vascular conditions. Try to stop smoking. Eat more fruits and vegetables. Enjoy foods with lower fat content. Any physical activity, even short walks around the block, can help improve your health. Small changes can make a big impact on heart and vascular health.