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Endovascular & Vascular Surgeries

Endovascular and vascular surgical specialties treat diseases of the vascular system. The vascular system is the network of arteries, veins, and lymphatic circulation throughout the body. Vascular surgeons are trained in the diagnosis and management of diseases affecting the entire vascular system except for the heart and brain.

Vascular disease can occur when blood vessels in the veins and arteries are damaged by rupture or blockage. Vascular surgeons perform reconstructive surgeries like open aortic repair, along with minimally-invasive techniques, called endovascular surgery.

Using medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures, and surgical reconstruction, vascular and endovascular surgeons treat diseases of the aorta, carotid arteries, and the iliac, femoral, and tibial arteries in the lower extremities. Vascular disorders such as Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), carotid artery disease, aneurysms, and varicose veins can be effectively treated by vascular and endovascular surgery.

Common types of vascular disease include:

  • Carotid artery disease
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Aortic artery disease
  • Venous disease

Diagnosis, treatment and technologies

screening

When a patient is diagnosed with a disease affecting the vascular system, they are referred to vascular and endovascular surgeons to treat the disease. Using a blood vessel such as the femoral artery, a vein found near the groin, surgeons can gain access for coronary, carotid, and cerebral angiographic procedures. A catheter is inserted into the femoral artery and a contrast dye guided by live X-ray assists in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases like aneurysms.

Procedures and Surgical Techniques

New procedures and surgical techniques have resulted in treating arterial and venous disease more effectively than ever before. Angiography, stenting, and non-operative varicose vein treatments enable patients to achieve favorable results without undergoing traditional open surgery. Often vascular and endovascular surgery can be performed in an outpatient surgical setting, reducing or eliminating the need for a hospital stay.

Accreditation for Quality Care to Vascular Patients

CMC has achieved accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) for its noninvasive vascular testing. This accreditation recognize CMC's delivery of quality care and testing to vascular patients. 

Dr Patricia Furey

Treating painful and unsightly varicose veins

Meet Our Vascular Team

Our vascular physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and support staff bring extensive expertise and skill to each procedure, and take a personal interest in your well-being.