What Causes A Stroke?

Strokes are caused by an interruption of blood flow to the brain and are classified by the type of blood flow interruption as listed below. Ischemic stroke - blood vessel blockage that prevents blood flow to the brain such as plaque build up in the carotid arteries. Hemorrhagic stroke - When the vessel ruptures inside of the brain and bleeds. [...]

By |May 16th, 2019|

Painful, tired legs? It could be Varicose or Spider Veins!   Vascular surgeons are the only specialist focusing exclusively on Vein & Artery disorders.  Do you suffer from: Aching & uncomfortable legsItching/muscle crampsSwelling in feet & anklesBurning or throbbingLeg heaviness/tirednessSkin discoloration Treatments Compression stockings SclerotherapyRadiofrequency ablationPhlebectomy

By |April 15th, 2019|

Understanding Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

Deep Vein Thrombosis or a DVT occurs when a blood clot or Thrombus forms in one or more of the deep veins in your body, usually in the legs, blocking the flow through the veins. Western Vascular Institutes team of five Vascular Surgeons are equipped to diagnose, manage, and treat all forms of clots and have extensive experience in positive [...]

By |March 26th, 2019|

What is Atherosclerosis?

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 [...]

By |March 21st, 2019|