Powerful New Vascular Surgery Technology
The Vascular Center at St. Anthony’s Hospital provides specialized diagnostic, medical treatment, interventional and surgical services for people with vascular disease. Our surgeons now have a new, safer, easier and more efficient device to perform Vascular Surgery, called a 9800 digital mobile imaging system. The 9800 digital mobile imaging system used in conjunction with an advanced vascular imaging table creates extremely clear, high resolution images of blood vessels.
Vascular Disease Treatment Options
There are a variety of medical, interventional and surgical procedures available to treat vascular disease, including:
- Non-surgical treatment methods, such as thrombolysis, stenting and minimally-invasive balloon angioplasty
- Surgery to repair damaged vessels or open blocked arteries and veins. Vascular specialties include carotid endarterectomies, abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) -- open and endovascular techniques, and the correction of peripheral vascular disease (PVD)
- Medical therapy such as prescription blood thinners, frequent monitoring of your condition, as well as classes to help you make positive lifestyle changes
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) Peripheral Vascular Disease also known as Peripheral Arterial Disease or PAD, refers to diseases of blood vessels outside the heart and brain. It's often a narrowing of vessels that carry blood to the legs, arms, stomach or kidneys. About 8 million Americans have PVD but mistake the symptoms of PAD for something else. People with PAD are at higher risk for heart attack and stroke.