Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Vascular-related diseases may be less well known than those of the heart, brain or eyes, but proper function of the spindly, blood-carrying tubes is just as essential. In fact, vascular disease, often a “silent killer,” is quite common, affecting millions of people annually.
The vascular surgical team at University of Miami Hospital is trained in the latest minimally invasive technologies and leading-edge vascular treatments.
With surgical capabilities complemented by state-of-the-art imaging within University of Miami Hospital’s dedicated, minimally invasive vascular lab, the vascular and endovascular team addresses complex cases such as thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms, aortic dissections, peripheral and visceral artery aneurysms, and carotid disease.
Combating stroke and cerebrovascular disease, our vascular surgeons use the newest minimally invasive carotid stem procedures for the treatment of carotid artery disease, which can lead to stroke and cerebrovascular disease.
If diagnostic angiography is necessary, we are able to offer it at the same time as intervention, in most cases. This avoids delays and repeat visits to the hospital. A large skilled intensive care unit team and a talented anesthesia team support the division. After surgery, all rehabilitation options are available on site.
Vascular surgeons also provide assessment and treatment for venous disease, which is quite common, including varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency. Deep venous thrombosis (DVT), afflict millions of people annually, resulting in deaths from pulmonary embolism (blood clot that travels to the lung). Deep venous thrombosis also leads to incompetent valves, resulting in crippling chronic venous insufficiency.
To encourage efficiency, and the concept of “one stop” healthcare delivery, patients are asked to bring all appropriate studies and data with them on their first visit so that a decision can be reached immediately and a plan developed.