When a blood-flow problem in your arteries or blood vessels affects your health and quality of life, you can turn to SoutheastHEALTH.
Our vascular medicine specialists diagnose and treat problems involving the circulatory system outside the heart.
We've been on the forefront of vascular medicine for decades. We know that vascular disease can have tremendous impacts on quality of life. For instance, some blood-flow problems cause leg pain while walking. In extreme cases, poor blood flow can raise the risk of amputations.
What's more, people who have a vascular disease are often at risk of heart disease and stroke.
For all these reasons, we know how important it is to diagnose and treat vascular problems early.
Vascular Problems We Treat
Our vascular surgeons and other specialists provide a wide range of care for vascular problems, such as:
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), an enlargement of a large artery in the abdomen that can cause a fatal rupture
- Carotid and subclavian artery stenosis—blocked neck arteries that can cause a stroke
- Leg-vein and artery problems, such as peripheral artery disease (PAD), deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) and chronic venous insufficiency
- Renal, iliac, celiac and mesenteric artery stenosis—blocked kidney arteries that may lead to high blood pressure or cause kidney disease
Often, we start with noninvasive treatments, such as diet, exercise and medications.
But if a procedure would improve your condition, we have the expertise and advanced technology to help you.
For example, our specialists use catheters (flexible wires) to repair AAAs and open blocked neck, leg and kidney arteries. We can also perform peripheral artery bypass surgery.
Diagnostic Tests and Vascular Screenings
We offer a variety of tests to diagnose and evaluate vascular diseases. You may need a test if you have symptoms, such as leg pain while walking, or risk factors, such as a history of smoking.
In most cases, you will first need a noninvasive imaging test to find the potential vascular problem.
Tests we offer include carotid, abdominal aortic, and venous and arterial ultrasounds. These safe and painless tests use sound waves to see inside the arteries of your neck, abdomen or legs.
We also provide screenings for PAD, carotid artery disease and AAA at locations throughout the community. The need for screening depends on your risk factors. Ask your surgeon what's right for you. The cost for all three screenings is $110 or $50 for an individual screening. Osteoporosis screening is available for an additional $30. There are a limited number of screenings available. Please call 800.800.5123 to register.
Make an Appointment with a Vascular Surgeon
You don't need a referral to see one of our experts. Please call 573.331.7870 to schedule an appointment.