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Vascular conditions affect the veins and arteries (blood vessels) that make up your circulatory system. Problems happen when a condition disrupts how blood oxygen moves through your body.You might feel symptoms such as pain, swelling or shortness of breath, although some vascular disorders have no symptoms at all.
Vascular and endovascular surgeons diagnose and treat conditions that affect the veins and arteries outside your heart and brain. Many vascular problems can be treated without surgery. Others may require endovascular surgery, which involve tiny tubes(catheters) inserted through a blood vessel in the leg or neck using tiny incisions(cuts).
At PeaceHealth, your care team will develop a treatment plan that’s right for you.
PeaceHealth offers complete care, vascular expertise and a wide range of services.
PeaceHealth vascular labs are accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).Accreditation means the lab meets rigorous national standards. You’ll get care from a highly trained team with years of experience and high patient satisfaction.
PeaceHealth uses a wide range of endovascular therapies to repair damaged blood vessels and open blocked arteries. These methods use tiny incisions (cuts), which can help you have less pain and give you the power to recover faster.
Endovascular surgeons, vascular surgeons, imaging technologists, specially trained nurses, rehabilitation specialists and others at PeaceHealth work as a team to offer you well-coordinated, seamless care and advanced treatments.
Atherosclerosis is a condition caused when your blood vessels become narrow from a buildup of a fatty substance called plaque. This condition can raise your risk of a blood clot. Plaque that forms in the arteries in your heart is called coronary artery disease. When plaque forms in your arms and legs, it’s known as peripheral artery disease. Your doctor may also prescribe blood thinners if you’re at risk for a stroke or you’ve had one, or if you have a deep vein thrombosis.
Conditions that affect your blood vessels include aortic aneurysms (bulge in the major blood vessel), carotid artery disease, peripheral artery disease, deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in a vein) and others. We also treat varicose veins and spider veins.