Saint Mark’s Hospital is small enough to give each of our patients the individual attention they deserve, but big enough to offer the valuable services of medical specialists.
Vascular Surgery is no exception. We're staffed and equipped to treat vascular conditions and diseases of all degrees, from poor circulation in your feet to blood clots in your arteries.
Armed with the latest technology, our Hybrid Operating Room offers advanced imaging hardware to enable minimally invasive surgical techniques, and a support staff that receives ongoing training to fully realize the benefits of technological advancement, vascular surgery at St. Mark’s Hospital is at the forefront of modern medicine.
But that doesn't mean we've abandoned our old-fashioned approach to individualized patient care. At St. Mark’s Hospital, that's something we'll never outgrow.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a bulge in the portion of the aorta (a blood vessel) where it passes though the abdomen carrying blood to the abdominal organs, pelvis, and legs. Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair is performed when an AAA grows too large or the aorta wall becomes too weak. Many times a repair can be done minimally invasively. Depending on the size and location, a stent (wire mesh) is inserted into the aorta to treat the aneurysm.
Carotid endarterectomy is used to remove plaque from the carotid artery, which carries blood to the brain. This procedure is often done to reduce the risk of a stroke in patients who have had transient ischemic attacks (TIAs). The affected artery is opened, cleaned, and repaired. In some situations, a stent is inserted into the carotid artery to treat the blocked artery.
Femoropopliteal Bypass Surgery
Femoropopliteal bypass surgery is used to bypass a blocked artery in the leg, restoring proper blood flow to the lower leg and foot. Doctors use a vein from another part of the body or an artificial vessel to graft around the blocked artery.
Do you often hide your legs because of the way they look? You may have noticed tiny red or blue bursts (spider veins). Or maybe you have veins that bulge or look twisted (varicose veins). If so, there are treatments that can help.
- Aneurysm Repair