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Vascular Services

While Vascular disease can happen to anyone, your susceptibility to vascular disease may be genetic, several of the risk factors, such as high cholesterol, sedentary lifestyle and smoking are within your control.

Vascular (or Peripheral Vascular) refers to the circulatory system, or system of blood vessels that move blood through the human body, but excludes the circulation of the brain and heart as their circulation is specialized.

Our Vascular Surgical and Endovascular teams emphasizes the leading edge of treatment of vascular conditions which includes new minimally invasive endovascular approaches to the treatment of aneurysms, blocked arteries and diseases of the veins.

At Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, we provide comprehensive continuum of care including prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation services. Our staff of Vascular surgeons (find a vascular physician) are highly trained physicians who specialize in the circulatory system, and can diagnose and repair problems blood vessel problems throughout the human body.

We offer the latest in surgical treatment with our hybrid operating room which offers the latest in minimally-invasive surgical options for vascular disease. And because early detection can reduce the risk of serious complications, we place a strong emphasis on diagnosis, using the latest technology including ultrasound, CT scans, and 3T MRI testing.

Surgery-Clinical Services Offered by Our Vascular Surgeons in our state of the art endo-vascular OR

  • Angioplasty - Peripheral Stenting
  • Carotid Stenting
  • Endovascular Stent Graft
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • IVC Filter Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Dialysis Access

Important Facts About Vascular Disease

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Significant plaque deposits which develop in the arteries in the neck (carotid), are a major cause of strokes. These deposits can be detected during a vascular screening.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms occur when the major blood vessel (aorta) in the body expands and balloons outward. Rupture of the aneurysm may be prevented if the aneurysm is detected early through vascular screening.

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) occurs when plaque deposits block arteries in the legs. The condition can be painful when walking or at rest and also can cause wounds to heal poorly. Smokers, former smokers and diabetics are especially prone to PAD. PAD blockages can be detected during a vascular screening.