Our endovascular specialists treat all the veins and arteries that make up the vascular system (blood vessels)—arteries, veins and lymphatics—except the head and heart. Our board-certified vascular surgeons care for you using sophisticated treatments—from noninvasive diagnostic tests to minimally invasive procedures to complex surgeries.
Blood vessels need to be clear for the vascular system to work properly.
Endovascular disease occurs when the blood flow is restricted or blocked, or when blood vessels become abnormally dilated (aneurysms). Blockage is usually caused by atherosclerosis. Aneurysms can develop over time and are prone to rupture when they reach critical size. Diseases can also affect veins which return blood to the heart, the most common of which are varicose veins.
The blood vessels most commonly affected by endovascular disease include:
Progression of endovascular disease is a slow process and is very similar to the problem that occurs in the vessels to the heart (coronary arteries) which can cause heart attacks. That is why the heart and vascular physicians (vascular surgeons, cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and interventional radiologists) work together to treat the whole person and prevent further disease through good follow up, proper medications and appropriate lifestyle changes.