Mercy Medical Center's vascular surgery program is led by board-certified surgeons, offering both minimally invasive and traditional surgical vascular intervention techniques.
What is Vascular Disease?
As its name suggests, vascular disease affects the body's vascular system—which is comprised of the blood vessels tasked with carrying blood throughout the body. This is a critical process, without which the body cannot function. Certain conditions can restrict or cause disruptions to blood flow, causing minor to major complications throughout the body.
It is important that vascular conditions be diagnosed correctly and treated promptly. The fellowship-trained vascular surgeons at Mercy Medical Center can provide several treatment options individually tailored to individuals experiencing vascular disease.
Why See A Vascular Surgeon?
A vascular surgeon is a highly-trained physician who focuses on the treatment of vascular diseases. Some common conditions include abdominal aortic aneurisms and peripheral artery disease (PAD), but there are many other blood vessel-related conditions that can affect multiple areas of the body. While surgery may be necessary for more acute or complex cases, many times vascular conditions can be treated with medication or exercise.
If surgery is necessary, the vascular surgeons at Mercy Medical Center offer minimally invasive techniques for qualified candidates that can decrease scarring and reduce recovery times when compared to traditional surgery. Our surgeons will consult with patients individually to discuss all available treatment options and develop personalized plans.
If you would like to find a vascular surgeon, we can help. Please call (209) 564-4500 or click here to use our Find A Doctor tool. You should also discuss any concerns you may have with your primary care physician (PCP), as in many cases, he or she can refer you to a vascular surgeon when necessary.
What is Peripheral Arterial Disease?
Peripheral Arterial Disease, or PAD, is a vascular condition that involves the narrowing of the blood vessels. This limits blood flow to the limbs, and includes symptoms such as numbness, pain or fatigue in the legs, as well as sores, leg cramps, and others. It is important that PAD is diagnosed and treated by a medical professional, as the condition can increase one's risk for other diseases and complications
The board-certified vascular surgeons at Mercy Medical Center perform minimally-invasive and traditional surgical techniques, including:
- Aortic disease (narrowing of an artery due to plaque)
- Aortic aneurisms (minimally-invasive endovascular and open-surgical techniques)
- Surgery of the abdominal and thoracic aorta
- Balloon angioplasty
- Carotid artery disease
- Carotid endarterectomy (CEA)
- Carotid artery angioplasty with stenting (CAS)
- Dialysis access
Treatment of Aortic Conditions
Endovascular Arterial Therapy
Treatment of Carotid Artery Disease (for the Prevention of Stroke)
Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
- Risk modification and medical management
- Endovascular therapy
- Surgery for occlusive disease, including lower-extremity revascularization for limb salvage
Mesenteric Revascularization (acute and chronic)
Treatment of Venous Conditions
- Acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Chronic severe leg swelling
- Venous stenting
- Radiofrequency ablation for varicose veins