Vascular Surgery

Vascular surgery is a specialty of surgery in which diseases of the vascular system (arteries and veins) are managed by medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures and surgical reconstruction. The specialty evolved from general and cardiac surgery. The vascular surgeon is trained in the diagnosis and management of diseases affecting all parts of the vascular system except that of the heart and brain.

Advanced vascular procedures, including aortic aneurysm repairs, carotid artery endarterectomy, and peripheral vascular surgeries, are performed in our Elizabeth M. Pfriem Hybrid Operating Room (OR). The hybrid OR enables surgeons to perform several complex endovascular procedures using minimally invasive techniques.

The hybrid OR combines features of a comprehensive angiography suite and formal OR with a built-in real-time imaging unit for high quality, low-dose X-ray. The imaging unit provides detailed visualization of anatomy during procedures to improve accuracy and patient outcomes, including a shorter hospital stay and quicker recovery.