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Vascular disease occurs when the blood vessels throughout the body become narrowed, blocked, ripped, torn, enlarged, or simply weakened over time. In severe cases, the vessels may even burst. Vascular surgery is a specialized area of medicine that focuses on the medical and surgical treatment of these conditions, except when they occur in the heart or brain.

At SSM Health, our team of vascular surgeons provides the full range of vascular therapy, from medical oversight, to minimally invasive catheter-based procedures, to open surgeries. We use advanced diagnostic technologies to detect blockages, arterial weakening, and other complications that require immediate, individualized treatment.

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Treating Vascular Disease

If you have mild or moderate vascular disease, your physician may discuss non-surgical options with you to manage the pain better or prevent the disease from getting worse.

For some people who are diagnosed early, lifestyle changes may be the best option to keep the disease from getting worse. Your physician may recommend specific changes for you to eat healthier, exercise more, quit smoking, or reduce stress in your life.

If the signs or symptoms of vascular disease are more advanced, additional medical treatment may be necessary. Our SSM Health physicians may prescribe medicine to prevent blood clots, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, control sugar, or reduce pain.

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Our Services

Our vascular surgeons commonly diagnose and treat patients with:

  • Aortic aneurysms
  • Aortic dissections
  • Carotid artery stenosis
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Mesenteric vascular disease
  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD)/Peripheral vascular disease (PVD)
  • Renovascular disease
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Varicose veins
  • Venous disease

SSM Health vascular surgeons offer a variety of minimally invasive and open techniques to treat vascular disease, including:

If you have vascular disease, find an SSM Health vascular surgeon near you today and schedule an appointment for a complete evaluation from our highly skilled team.

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