UofL Physicians - Vascular Surgery Associates provides specialized treatments for vein, artery and circulation issues. Our expert team performs a full range of surgical and nonsurgical treatments, and their expertise can make a difference in your vascular care.
People with vascular disease may or may not exhibit symptoms. For example, aneurysms rarely cause symptoms. However, there are other symptoms that should lead you to schedule an evaluation with our team. For instance, if you are experiencing pain, cramping, or tiredness in your leg while exercising or walking stairs, you might have a peripheral artery disease. Identifying a vascular disease is the first step to treatment.
Common Vascular Conditions
Our vascular specialists treat a wide range of conditions including:
- Aneurysms - abnormal widening of a portion of an artery due to weakness in the blood vessel
- Peripheral artery disease (PAD) - narrowing or blockage of the vessels that supply blood to the legs
- Carotid artery disease (CAD) - narrowing or blockage of the vessels that supply blood to the brain
- Mesenteric ischemia - narrowing or blockage of the vessels that supply blood to the intestines
- Renovascular conditions - narrowing or blockage of the vessels that supply blood to the kidneys
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) - a blood clot that forms in a deep vein
Included in the vascular care provided at UofL Health - Jewish Hospital are treatments for the aorta, the main artery in the human body that distributes oxygen-filled blood to all parts of the body and can require state-of-the-art treatment techniques.
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is one of several terms used to describe partial or complete blockage in one or more arteries outside of the heart. It is estimated that more than 8 million Americans have some form of PAD. It is being increasingly recognized as a major risk factor for the presence of concomitant CAD that can be fatal if unrecognized. PAD might manifest as a stroke if it involves the carotid or cerebral arteries or as leg pains if present in the lower extremities.
We at UofL Physicians are well-trained in the diagnosis and management of PAD. We have all the imaging tools, including CT scan, MRI, ultrasound, and angiography to diagnose the condition and treat it by angioplasty, atherectomy, or stents. We collaborate closely with our vascular surgery and radiology colleagues to reach a well-thought-out plan in the treatment of this complex group of patients.
Early Detection is Important
Our commitment to “improved circulation” begins before any treatments, procedures, or therapies. In an effort to prevent vascular events, like aneurysms or strokes, from occurring, UofL Health offers diagnostic vascular screenings at multiple facilities for just $53. Since vascular conditions do not always present with symptoms, a screening could help detect a problem before it occurs. To schedule an appointment call 502-587-4327.