Aneurysms An aneurysm occurs when the wall of an artery is weakened and bulges due to the blood pressure on the weakened wall artery. This weakened area can rupture and cause internal bleeding. There are several types of aneurysms that we treat at Western Vascular Institute Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Peripheral Aneurysm Thoracic Aneurysm Visceral Aneurysm
Pelvic congestion syndrome also known as vulvar varicosities or ovarian reflux is a common cause of chronic pain in up to 40% of women. PCS is caused by dilation of the ovarian and/or Pelvic veins in the lower abdomen. The typical age range when a woman develops PCS is from age 20-45 years old. Symptom Pelvic or low back pain [...]
A small incision is made just above the collar bone to expose the common carotid artery. A soft, flexible sheath is placed directly into the carotid artery and connected to a system that will reverse the flow of blood away from the brain to protect against fragments of plaque that may come loose during the procedure. The blood is filtered [...]
September is Peripheral vascular disease awareness month. PVD or PAD / Peripheral Arterial Disease is a chronic disease where plaque gradually builds up in the arteries leading to limited blood flow or entirely block the flow of blood also called an occlusion. This Plaque that builds up in your arteries and veins is a waxy fatty substance caused by high [...]
Many different doctors treat varicose veins, so why should I see a vascular surgeon specifically? Many doctors treat varicose veins, but vascular surgeons are specifically trained and board certified to treat such disorders. Vascular surgeons only treat venous and vascular disorders from the time they graduate medical school. These specialists spend their entire career focusing solely on venous and vascular [...]
Combining moderate physical activity with a healthy diet, mindfulness practice, and quality sleep can have a huge impact on overall health, and specifically, the health of the vascular system.