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Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Your vascular health, the proper flow of blood through your arteries and veins, is crucial to your overall health. Vascular surgery and vascular medicine treat diseases of the circulatory system that carries blood throughout the human body. 

If you have been diagnosed with a vascular condition, you want compassionate care from providers who deliver exceptional outcomes.

Expert surgeons

Every year, we diagnose and treat thousands of patients with a variety of vascular conditions, giving us an unparalleled depth of experience and expertise.

Full-spectrum vascular care

The vascular surgeons at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health treat both common and complex problems of the vascular system.

Treatment from diagnosis through recovery

After an evaluation, our providers will diagnose your symptoms, discuss your treatment options and design a care plan especially for you.

Diagnosis & treatment

Vascular conditions

Specific services offered by the Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Vascular and Endovascular Center include:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Carotid disease
  • Claudication
  • Dialysis access via catheters and surgically made fistulas
  • Limb salvage
  • Mesenteric ischemia
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Renovascular hypertension
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysms

Vascular screenings

Vascular disease often doesn’t show symptoms until advanced stages. At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, we can screen for vascular diseases before they become serious. 

Talk to your provider to find out if vascular screening is right for you. Generally, we recommend screenings for anyone age 50 and older, or younger if you have diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, a history of smoking, or a family history of stroke, abdominal aortic aneurysm or heart or vascular disease.

Here’s what you can expect when you come in for a screening:

  1. We’ll perform the screening (or multiple screenings) in one of our advanced vascular labs.
  2. A vascular surgeon will examine the results.
  3. Your provider will review the results with you to determine if you need treatment or further testing.

Vascular screenings we offer:

  • Carotid artery disease screening to check for narrowing of the carotid artery
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening to check the abdominal aorta
  • Peripheral vascular disease (PVD)/peripheral artery disease (PAD) screening to check for narrowing or blockages in leg arteries

Minimally invasive procedures

With advanced technology, many heart and vascular problems can be treated with balloons, stents and other devices delivered inside the vessels via small catheters. Learn more about minimally invasive procedures for vascular disease. 

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Resources

Learn more about vascular and endovascular surgical procedures, how to prepare for your procedure and what to expect while recovering after you leave the hospital.

Resources & videos