At Soleil Surgical LLC we treat many vascular problems. Dr. Julio Calderin is a Board Certified Vascular Surgeon and is trained in the latest techniques to treat a vast array of vascular problems. At Soleil you can get treatment for:
- Peripheral Vascular Disease
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (Open or Endovascular Repair)
- Carotid Artery Disease
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) refers to diseases of blood vessels outside the heart and brain, mostly narrowing of vessels that carry blood to the legs, arms, stomach or kidneys. At Soleil Surgical Dr. Calderin uses the latest endovascular techniques to aid in the treatment of this debilitating condition.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Occurs when a weak area of the abdominal aorta, the largest artery in our body, expands from the pressure of blood coursing through it. A normal aorta is about 1 inch in diameter, however an abdominal aortic aneurysm is much larger. The aneurysm could rupture at it expands, causing severe internal bleeding, which can lead to surgical emergency. It is recommended that these be repaired after reaching a certain size.
Carotid Artery Disease
Carotid Artery Disease happens when the major arteries in the neck that go towards the brain become narrowed or blocked. These supply the brain with blood supply, hence, oxygen. A plaque can build up inside your arteries and block the flow of
blood. This blockage could cause a stroke. It is possible to operate the carotids to open up the blockage.
Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT)
DVT forms when your blood flow becomes very slow. DVT is usually treated with medication. It can also be treated with thrombolytic therapy, or an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter may be indicated. Most people have chronic venous disease.
Varicose Veins/Venous Ulcers
Veins are responsible for bringing blood back to the heart, sometimes working against gravity. When walking, muscles in your leg squeeze the veins and help blood flow back into the heart. Varicose veins are large, raised, swollen blodd vessels that twist and turn. These usually developed in legs. Varicosities are secondary to chronic venous insufficiency, poorly functioning valves that allow the blood to pool in the lower leg and cause symptoms like swelling which could break down the skin and cause chronic wounds.
Secondary to chronic venous insufficiency, these are smaller, red, purple and blue vessels that also twist and turn. These are easily visible throughout the skin. These can be seen on legs or face. These can be treated with sclerotherapy or IPL laser technology.