Peripheral Vascular Disease

Vascular Disease

Advanced Diagnostics and Treatments for Vascular Conditions

Vascular disease, which affects the complex system of veins, vessels and arteries, can lead to dangerous events such as blood clots, stroke, heart attack and aneurysm.

Our Vascular Surgery services team is unequaled in the Mid-Hudson Valley and northwestern Connecticut, offering comprehensive diagnostics, advanced treatments and cutting-edge, minimally invasive techniques including TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR). Working collaboratively, Vascular surgeons, Neurologists, and Neurointerventionalists can determine the most effective treatment, or hybrid procedure, for prevention and treatment of stroke.

Vascular diseases build up over time, but surgical or non-invasive treatment can make your whole body feel better in ways that can restore your circulation and quality of life.

Why Choose Us?

  • Our team of experienced and highly trained heart and vascular doctors, interventional cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, nurses and staff work together to create the preeminent cardiovascular program in the Mid-Hudson Valley and northwestern Connecticut.
  • Our teams use minimally invasive techniques to treat vascular conditions to ensure optimal outcomes and the quickest recovery possible.
  • Clinical excellence and diagnostic accuracy of this caliber was previously available only outside our region. Now you have the comfort of being treated by highly experienced specialists, close to home.
  • Vassar Brothers Medical Center is recognized by U.S. News & World Report (2018-2019) as one of the nation’s highest performing hospitals for aortic valve surgery, heart failure and heart bypass.

Conditions We Treat

Treatment and Technology

The vascular team at Vassar Brothers Medical Center uses image-guided catheters to repair defects and open blood vessels, taking a minimally invasive approach whenever possible. The surgeons and vascular disease interventionalists collaborate to provide leading-edge vascular treatments.

  • Aortic aneurysm repair
  • Atherectomy – the blocked area inside the artery is “shaved” away by a tiny device on the end of a catheter.
  • Balloon angioplasty – a small balloon is inflated inside the blocked artery to re-establish blood flow. This is often accompanied by stent placement.
  • Carotid endarterectomya surgical procedure used to reduce the risk of stroke by correcting narrowing caused by plaque buildup in the carotid artery or internal carotid artery.
  • Endovenous laser varicose vein surgery 
  • Medication and medical management – your doctor may prescribe a medication to help improve blood flow and avoid surgery.
  • Mesenteric artery stenting
  • Radio frequency ablation for chronic venous insufficiency
  • Surgical thrombectomy
  • TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) is a patient friendly, endovascular procedure that incorporates the neuroprotection principles of traditional carotid  surgeries to temporarily reverse blood flow away from the brain. A stent is placed in the carotid blockage for long term prevention of stroke.