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Vascular Surgery Patient Care

Operations Performed by Vascular Surgery


    • Aortic Surgery for occlusive and aneurysmal diseases
    • Complex Aortic Reconstructions
    • Limb Salvage & Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
    • Peripheral Aneurysms (Femoral, Popliteal, Subclavian, Carotid)
    • Carotid Artery and Great Vessel Disease
    • Diabetic foot wound care
    • Dialysis access
    • Lymphedema
    • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
    • Inflammatory Vasculitis
    • Venous Disease & Varicose Veins
    • Venous insufficiency
    • Deep Vein Thrombosis
    • Percutaneous Balloon Venoplasty and Stenting
    • Wound Care

The vascular specialists of DMC / Wayne State University School of Medicine evaluate and treat the entire gamut of arterial, lymphatic and venous disease in the body outside of the heart.

Employing physical diagnostic techniques, noninvasive vascular testing, computed axial tomography (CT Scan) and when necessary arteriography we evaluate patients with diseases of the arterial and venous systems. Once a diagnosis is achieved, vascular specialists initiate conservative medical management, when indicated, and in situations that are not amenable to medical therapy, we perform minimally invasive endovascular techniques, open surgical techniques and “hybrid procedures” which include a combination of endovascular and open procedures to treat vascular abnormalities. A “state of the art” newly completed hybrid procedure room at Harper University Hospital is used on a daily basis to perform vascular procedures.

We treat extracranial cerebrovascular disorders including carotid artery stenoses and aneurysms, subclavian, vertebral and aortic arch abnormalities for aneurysms and occlusive disease. We treat aneurysms of the thoracic aorta, abdominal aorta, iliac arteries and peripheral arteries. We treat patients with claudication, rest pain and tissue loss due to arterial occlusive disease. In addition, individuals with all forms of vasculitis are seen by our team and working in conjunction with other specialists a comprehensive treatment plan is established.

Employing both endovascular and open treatments, patients with mesenteric and renal artery disease, including occlusive as well as aneurysmal disease receive state-of-the-art treatment. Branch aneurysms of the renal artery have been successfully treated with bench repair and auto-transplantation by our team. The results of these procedures have been presented at national meetings.

Venous conditions including deep vein thrombosis, acute, subacute and chronic thromboses are treated with medical therapy as well as endovenous therapy for occlusive disease as well as venous insufficiency. We also treat the patient’s with varicose vein disease with minimally invasive endovenous ablation, microincision avulsion phlebectomy and sclerotherapy.

The vascular specialists treat patients with chronic lymphedema and have developed new, state-of-the-art techniques for reducing massive lymphedema in patients with chronically severe disabling disease.

Lastly, the Vascular Specialists of DMC/WSUSOM have developed and maintain one of the only hospital based Dialysis Access Centers in the region and have achieved nationally recognized results in establishing and maintaining dialysis access fistulas and grafts.