Many people suffer from vascular or circulatory problems. When they do, they are referred to a vascular surgeon. A vascular surgeon uses surgical and non-surgical techniques to correct these problems. If not treated and corrected, vascular problems can cause hypertension, kidney failure, loss of limbs, leg ulcers and even, in the case of aortic aneurysm, death.
Surgical and Nonsurgical SolutionsCarolina Surgery & Cancer Center performs vascular surgery to care for patients with vascular or circulatory problems, particularly those problems that require surgical treatment. These may include:
- Carotid artery surgery to prevent stroke
- Treatment of aortic aneurysms
- Bypass surgery to save limbs
- Treatment of vein problems
Carolina Surgery & Cancer Center also performs vascular lab interpretations for arterial and venous disorders. We can also treat a wide variety of problems non-surgically, depending on the individual patient's needs (some can be helped non-surgically, some cannot). These include:
- Mesenteric arterial disease - We treat disorders of circulation to the gut.
- Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) - Blockages in the circulation to the arms or legs due to atherosclerosis or other diseases, which may threaten the limbs
- Cerebrovascular disease - Blockages in the arteries to the brain that may increase the risk of stroke
- Deep venous thromboisis (DVT) - Blood clots in the veins that could migrate to the lungs.
- Aortic aneurysm - We treat the ballooning of the major artery that can cause fatal rupture
- Chronic venous disease - We treat varicose veins and other disorders that cause leg swelling and leg ulcers
We welcome and encourage your referrals.