Treating Peripheral artery disease with endovascular stent graft. Peripheral vascular disease PVD / 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 levels of cholesterol and [...]

By |July 3rd, 2019|

How a vascular surgeon treats Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA). 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. EVAR – Endovascular aneurysm repair with an endovascular stent graft placed via a catheter much like a typical stent. The graft allows for the bypass of [...]

By |July 3rd, 2019|


Western Vascular Institute houses the most advanced and innovative In-Office angiography suites in both our Mesa, & Phoenix offices. An angiogram is a diagnostic test that uses medical imaging technology to visualize the blood vessels. It may serve to evaluate vessel disease, obstruction, or narrowing, as well as to identify aneurysms and other structural abnormalities. In this procedure, a flexible catheter is [...]

By |June 25th, 2019|

Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome

The Vascular Surgeons of Western Vascular Institute have over two decades of specialized experience providing care to individuals with Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome (or KTS). KTS is a rare genetic condition, Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome is characterized by abnormal growth of blood vessels, bone, and soft tissue. The majority of patients with the syndrome present at birth with a red-purple birthmark, which typically appears [...]

By |June 21st, 2019|

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Our board-certified vascular surgeons are also certified in wound care. One tool used in wound care is hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy which is often used to treat decompression sickness (a condition that affects scuba divers), is also effective for addressing serious infections and wounds that have arisen as a result of conditions such as diabetes or PAD. In [...]

By |June 21st, 2019|

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