Our Services

VVC Services

Surgical Treatments
Angiogram (Arteriogram)
An x-ray picture of an artery obtained by an injection of dye into a blood vessel.

Venogram
An x-ray picture of the veins obtained by the injection of dye into the venous system

Endarterectomy
Removal of atherosclerotic plaque from the inner wall of an artery.

Bypass grafts
An opening using man-made (prosthetic) material or vein to reroute blood flow.

Aneurysm resection
Repair aneurysm direct, excision (partial or total) and with graft replacement/insertion to restore arterial continuity.

EVLT Procedure and RFA
The EVLT™ Procedure and RFA procedure deal with the incompetence of the greater saphenous veins. Unlike surgical stripping, EVLT and RFA permanently closes off the vein while leaving it in place. It uses the energy from an 810 nm diode laser delivered by a fine fiber-optic probe or heat from a radio-frequency catheter to close the vein.

Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm repair
One or two small incisions are made near your groin. Then a catheter is threaded through an artery at each incision. A graft, or a section of a graft, is placed inside each catheter. The graft is guided toward the damaged part of the aorta.

Venous Treatment-Sclerotherapy
The spider veins and small varicosities are treated in 15-minute sessions, and it usually requires four to ten sessions. We use multiple dilutions of the most effective sclerosant, sodium tetradecyl (Sotradecol ), for optimum results and minimum side effects and complications.

Thrombectomy and embolectomy
Removal of a blood clot from a blood vessel.

Amputation
Loss of limb due to tissue death caused by poor circulation.

Transluminal angioplasty
Dilation of a narrowed artery or vein by inflation of a balloon catheter.

AV grafts
Special tubing called a vascular graft can be used to connect the artery with vein for dialysis. (forearm, upper arm, or upper thigh)

AV Fistula
Formed by sewing artery and vein in wrist together for dialysis.

Medical Treatments
Anticoagulant medications (“blood thinners”)
Prevent blood clots from forming and keep blood clots that are already present from getting larger. These drugs can be administered in a hospital or can be taken at home (orally).

Antiplatelet medications
Used to prevent platelets from forming clots.

Hemorrheologic medications
Make the red blood cells more flexible to allow them to squeeze a small narrowed vessel.

Thrombolytic drugs
Dissolve clots to restore blood flow. These are administered intravenously (through a vein) or intrarterially (through an artery) and require close observation in a hospital. This form of therapy is becoming more common.

Antilipid medications
Help to reduce plaque formation by lowering fat and cholesterol levels in your blood. However, diet and exercise are the treatment of choice before this medication is prescribed.

Elastic bandages or support stockings
Prescribed by physician to relieve symptoms of venous disease and prevent the condition from becoming worse.

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