Vascular Health Care
Thirty percent of the population may unknowingly have significant vascular disease. One in every 20 Americans older the age 50 has Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD).
At Baptist Health Care our team of vascular surgeons is highly experienced in providing expert advanced vascular surgery for many complicated arterial and venous disorders. This requires knowledge and experience with both minimally invasive modalities of treating vascular disease as well as conventional open procedures. Our realm of expertise includes treatment of carotid disease, upper and lower extremity occlusive disease, dialysis access procedures, open and endovascular treatment of aneurysms, and many minimally invasive techniques.
Non-invasive testing allows patients to be examined using ultrasound techniques free of the risks and discomforts of injections or other invasive maneuvers. These tests allow diagnosis of almost all known or suspected vascular disorders and testing can often determine the severity of the problems and the need for treatment.
If surgery is needed, our vascular surgery experts have experience in traditional open surgery and minimally invasive endovascular and endoscopic procedures. They are highly qualified to provide the most appropriate treatment to each patient.
Interventional cardiologists rank among the world’s foremost authorities on cardiovascular disease and its treatments, including angioplasty and stenting, restoring blood flow to chronically blocked arteries, repairing heart defects, or treating heart valve disease without surgery. We also specialize in diagnosing and treating a wide variety of vascular disease such as peripheral artery angioplasty and stenting, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair and carotid artery stenting.
One disease that we do evaluate and treat for is peripheral vascular disease (PVD). This disease of blood vessels outside the heart and brain affects 8-12 million people in the US; men are more commonly affected. It’s often a narrowing of vessels that carry blood to the legs, arms, stomach or kidneys. This condition can progress without detection in its early stages due to the lack of obvious symptoms.