A vascular surgeon is a highly trained specialist who focuses on the health of the veins, arteries and blood vessels that carry blood away from your heart and through the rest of your body. Here at The Jackson Clinic, we employ some of the region's best board-certified vascular surgeons because we know the importance of a healthy vascular system.
Conditions We Treat
Your body needs blood and oxygen to flow freely to all areas. But sometimes, disorders or diseases of the vascular system reduce or even cut off blood flow. For example, the hardening of the arteries known as atherosclerosis can limit blood flow to the lower extremities, making it difficult to walk. Or the artery in the abdomen can bulge and weaken until it bursts under the pressure.
Some of the more common vascular conditions treated by our vascular team include:
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm.
- Aortic dissection.
- Carotid artery disease.
- Chronic venous insufficiency.
- Deep vein thrombosis.
- Fibromuscular disease.
- Giant cell arteritis.
- Mesenteric ischemia.
- Peripheral arterial disease.
- Portal hypertension.
- Pulmonary embolism.
- Thoracic aortic aneurysm.
- Varicose veins.
- Vascular trauma.
Diagnosis and Evaluation of Vascular Disorders
When you arrive at our clinic, you'll meet with someone from our vascular team to go over your medical history and any symptoms you may have. Your vascular specialist may suggest one of several tests or procedures to evaluate your condition. Some of these tests—such as an ankle-brachial index test to measure blood pressure in your lower extremities—may take place in the clinic. Other, more complicated tests may be done at Jackson Hospital.
A diagnosis of vascular disease can be a little frightening. But you're in good hands in our clinic. Your doctor will take the time to explain your condition completely, in words you can understand, so you can partner with your doctor on a treatment plan.
If you're worried about surgery, know this: Many vascular disorders can be treated without major surgery. But if you do need surgery, our team is highly qualified to take care of you.
Your vascular specialist will review the benefits and risks of all options available. And you'll stay in touch throughout your treatment. In fact, since many vascular conditions are chronic, you might work with our clinic doctors for years or even decades. Through it all, you'll get the care and compassion you need to keep you healthy, happy and well.