Atherosclerosis - is a disease process that leads to the hardening or clogging of arteries. The build up over time of substances such as fat, cholesterol, & calcium, collectively called plaque, narrows the artery and restricts the amount of blood able to pass through the arteries and provide oxygen rich blood to the body. This stenosis or narrowing of the [...]
Claudication, also referred to as intermittent claudication, is pain caused by reduced blood flow to a limb generally in the legs. Claudication is a symptom of the disease called Peripheral artery or peripheral vascular disease (PAD or PVD) rather than a disease itself.
Introduced by Western Vascular Institute over 20 years ago, limb salvage of the leg, foot, & ankle is a term used to describe the type of procedure that our wound & Vascular board-certified surgeons are able to provide to save a patients leg from amputation due to Peripheral artery disease, diabetes & many other conditions. In this procedure, our surgeons, [...]
Lymphedema is an accumulation of lymph fluid that results in the swelling of the arm or leg. Lymph is a clear white fluid made of white blood cells that attack bacteria in the blood to help fight infection and is [...]
What is Carotid Artery Disease? Dr. Dawn Olsen Vascular Surgeon and Kailin George physician liaison discuss the signs, symptoms, causes, & treatments of carotid artery disease. Additionally, as seen below are some photos taken from a recent TCAR or Trans Carotid Artery Revascularization procedure performed by Dr. Dawn Olsen on a patient in the hospital. It [...]
Endovenous radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive procedure performed by a vascular surgeon that utilizes radiofrequency energy to heat a catheter element which, when inserted into the vein, shrinks the wall of the vessel. This shrinkage or ablation of the vein closes off the blood flow to the incompetent area of the vein allowing the vein to create new healthy pathways [...]