Vascular and Endovascular Services

Vascular procedures or techniques are designed to improve blood flow that may be blocked, narrowed, or dilated.  Diseases of the peripheral arteries can be treated with medications, surgery or endovascular procedures. Endovascular procedures are a less invasive alternative and offer benefits such as smaller incisions, less pain, shorter hospital stays, and a quicker recovery period. 

At Augusta University Cardiovascular Center for Heart Care, we specialize in both vascular surgery and endovascular procedures.  Our specially trained physicians are skilled at determining the most optimal treatment for your particular condition. Our physicians are dedicated to pairing the latest technologies with individualized, compassionate service to provide you with the high-quality care you deserve.

 

Types of Vascular Conditions We Treat

As part of our multidisciplinary heart and vascular team, our vascular surgeons vascular surgeons work closely together to create a treatment plan that can offer the best possible outcome for your individual needs. We treat a wide variety of common and complex vascular conditions including:

  • Aortic aneurysms
  • Aortic dissection
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Claudication
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Raynaud’s phenomenon
  • Renal hypertension
  • Venous disease

 

Services and Treatment Options

To ensure we meet the needs of each and every patient, we offer a wide range of services and treatments such as:

  • Anteriogram: An arteriogram is an imaging test that uses a special dye to see inside the arteries to understand how blood moves through them.
  • Angioplasty: An angioplasty is a minimally invasive procedure, using a balloon or stent, designed to treat atherosclerosis which occurs when there is a blockage of normal blood flow in the arteries.
  • Atherectomy: An atherectomy is a procedure used to remove plaque that is limiting blood flow in arteries.
  • Carotid stenting: The inserting of a small metal tube called a stent to widen the carotid artery, which is the vessel that sends blood flow to the brain, may be necessary if there is plaque buildup.
  • Carotid endarterectomy: A carotid endarterectomy removes the blockage to the normal flow of blood and can reduce stroke risk.
  • Endovascular stent graft: An endovascular stent graft is intended to treat arteries in the heart and other blood vessels that function poorly.
  • Vascular bypass surgery

 

Request an Appointment

If you have concerns about your vascular health or have been diagnosed with a vascular condition, call our specialists at Augusta University Cardiovascular Center for Heart Care at 706-721-2426 to request an appointment. We look forward to providing you with cutting-edge treatment options and excellent long-term outcomes.