Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and Endovascular Disease

Peripheral arterial disease

Peripheral arterial disease (P.A.D) occurs when extra cholesterol and other fats circulating in the blood collect in the walls of the arteries.  This buildup (plaque) then narrows the arteries, which often reduces or even blocks the flow of blood. P.A.D. is most commonly seen in the legs, but also can be present in the arteries that carry blood from your heart to your head, arms, kidneys, and stomach.

Patients with P.A.D may benefit from having a surgical procedure in addition to medications and lifestyle changes. These procedures will not completely cure P.A.D., but they can improve the circulation of blood in diseased areas

Endovascular Disease

Thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) is a life-threatening endovascular condition caused by a bulge in the major artery from the heart.

Our surgeons use the latest endovascular stent graft technology to perform a minimally invasive repair of TAAs.