The Vascular Program at St. George Regional Hospital is the collaboration of a number of different services that treat conditions related to vascular disease. Medical partners include: Interventional radiologists; interventional cardiologists; cardiologists; thoracic surgeons, general surgeons, neurologists, nephrologists, emergency physicians; podiatrists; internal medicine; family practice medicine.
Vascular disease is the disease of the blood vessels (arteries and veins). Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) affects the areas that are outside your heart. The most common types of PVD are: Carotid Artery Disease, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Venous Insufficiency, and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.
What We Offer
St. George Regional Vascular Services treats vascular conditions such as Peripheral Vascular Disease, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, and Carotid Stenosis. Treatment options range from non-invasive testing to surgical interventions including:
- Non-invasive testing: Carotid Doppler; Arterial Doppler; Venous Doppler; CT or MRI scans.
- Invasive testing: Angiography of suspected vessels.
- Interventions: Aortic stent graft (minimally invasive aneurysm repair); carotid surgery and stents (stroke prevention); minimally invasive treatment of artery blockages (angioplasty, stents); bypass grafting; open surgical repairs.
In addition to the services already mentioned, prevention of vascular disease is very important. Vascular Services offers guidance in preventative measures such as: Risk factor modification; lifestyle management; medication management; and education for patients and their families, along with the community and healthcare providers.