The vascular system is responsible for transporting blood throughout the body. It delivers oxygen, nutrients and hormones where they are needed through an intricate network of blood vessels, including arteries, veins and capillaries.
Vascular Conditions We Treat
Vascular surgeons at TexomaCare are focused on diagnosing, treating and managing conditions that affect the blood vessels. These vascular diseases and conditions include:
- Arterial diseases. These involve the narrowing or blockage of arteries. When there is reduced blood flow to organs or extremities, it can cause serious complications such as peripheral artery disease, pulmonary embolism, peripheral aneurysms, thoracic aortic aneurysms, mesenteric occlusive or aneurysmal disease, renal artery occlusive or aneurysmal disease, diabetic foot problems or aortic dissections.
- Venous diseases. These include problems with the veins, such as varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis, chronic venous insufficiency or venous occlusions.
- Lymphatic disorders. This includes lymphedema, which is a disorder of the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system drains fluids and waste products from the body’s tissues.
Vascular Surgeries We Perform
Our vascular surgeons use ultrasound, angiography and CT scans to evaluate the condition of the patient’s blood vessels. They then can perform various surgeries based on the findings of their evaluation.
- Endovascular procedures. These are minimally invasive methods used to treat blood vessel conditions such as aneurysms, atherosclerosis, peripheral artery disease and carotid artery disease. Surgeons make small incisions and then insert catheters to help restore blood flow using balloons, stents or other specialized devices.
- Bypass surgery. When a blood vessel is blocked or has narrowed, bypass surgery can be performed to make an alternate path for blood to flow through. The surgeon uses grafts from healthy sections of other blood vessels to enable blood to flow freely.
- Carotid surgery. The carotid arteries are the major blood vessels on each side of the neck. They carry blood to the brain. Carotid surgery is performed to remove plaque buildup from the carotid arteries, which can lead to stroke.
Goals of Vascular Surgery
- Restore adequate blood flow
- Prevent further damage to the blood vessels
- Alleviate symptoms
- Improve overall vascular health
Vascular surgeons at TexomaCare aim to enhance patient outcomes, preserve limb functionality and reduce the risk of serious complications associated with vascular diseases.
TexomaCare Vascular Surgery
5012 S US Hwy 75
Denison, TX 75020