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Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA)

  Only a very limited number of specialized surgeons including, Vascular Surgeons, who have all treatment modalities available as part of their training and scope of practice are able treat a patient by performing a carotid endarterectomy (CEA). A carotid endarterectomy is performed to remove a plaque build up in the carotid artery to allow for greater flow of blood [...]

By |June 19th, 2018|

What does a Vascular Surgeon do? An Informative Look into Vascular Care

A Vascular Surgeon is a highly trained specialist that focuses on diseases of the vascular system. Vascular Surgeons treat blood vessels & arteries that are responsible for carrying oxygen rich blood throughout your body and returning it to your heart. “Vascular surgeons treat every artery & vein of the body except the brain & heart” (1). More than just surgery, [...]

By |June 19th, 2018|

Heart Disease Starts in Childhood

By age 10, nearly all kids have fatty streaks in their arteries. This is the first sign of atherosclerosis, the leading cause of death in the United States. So the question for most of us is not whether we should eat healthy to prevent heart disease, but whether we want to reverse the heart disease we may already have. Patients [...]

By |June 19th, 2018|

Diabetic Wound Care

Q: What causes ulceration and slow–healing wounds in a person with diabetes? A: High levels of blood glucose caused by diabetes can, over time, affect the nerves (neuropathy) and can lead to poor blood circulation making it hard for blood (needed for skin repair) to reach areas of the body affected by sores or wounds. Always see your doctor if [...]

By |June 19th, 2018|

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