VASCULAR CONDITIONS TREATED

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

Is the narrowing or blockage of the vessels that carry blood from the heart to the legs, which is mainly caused by the accumulation of fat in the arteries, it can also be called Peripherovascular Disease (PVD). To prevent this condition we recommend a healthy diet and regular exercise.

Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease

Is the blockage of the aorta, the main artery that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body. This disease may be managed by quitting smoking, controlling cholesterol and regular exercise. Or if further treatment is needed, our doctors can place a stent in your aorta to create a wider path for blood flow.

Carotid Artery Disease

Occurs when plaque, a substance made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium and other substances, clogs the blood vessels that carry blood and oxygen to the brain (carotid arteries). The best treatment for this condition is healthy eating and exercise habits.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Is a bulge in the aorta, the main artery that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body, that depending on the size and exact location, our doctors may perform a surgery to repair or remove the damaged tissue.

Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

Is a weakened area in the major blood vessel that feeds blood to the body (aorta). When the aorta is weak, blood pushing against the vessel wall can cause it to bulge like a balloon (aneurysm). For more information, contact us.

Endoleaks (Type I-V)

An endoleak is a fairly common complication of endovascular aneurysm repair surgery, a technique used to repair abdominal aortic aneurysm. The procedure involves placing a prosthesis inside the aorta to restore aortic function without having to operate directly on the aorta.

Mesenteric Ischemia

Occurs when narrowed or blocked arteries restrict blood flow to the small intestine. Decreased blood flow can permanently damage the small intestine. The best treatment is a healthy diet, good sleep and physical exercise.

Peripheral Aneurysm

Is an enlargement or weakened area in an artery other than your aorta that mostly affects the arteries in your legs or neck. Our doctors are experts in treating peripheral aneurysms because they use minimally invasive techniques to treat your condition.

Visceral Artery Aneurysm

Is a ballooning of the splenic, renal, hepatic or mesenteric arteries, which supply blood to the spleen, kidney, liver and intestines, respectively. Aneurysms are the result of weakening and thinning of the arterial wall. Our specialized physicians are in charge of monitoring your arteries to avoid any possible damage to your health.

Vascular Infections

An artery can become infected by bacteria, viruses or fungi. The infection circulates through the bloodstream and can cause fevers, chills and weight loss. It should be noted that it is not common for arteries to become infected, however our physicians are trained to treat you if you have an infection.

Giant Cell Arteritis

Is an inflammatory disease of large blood vessels. Symptoms may include headache, pain over the temples, flu-like symptoms, double vision, and difficulty opening the mouth. For more information contact us.

Renovascular Conditions

Are diseases of the arteries leading to the kidneys. These diseases can lead to high blood pressure and/or kidney failure. Fortunately, there is a treatment, which controls blood pressure and prevents kidney failure.

Vasculitis

Vasculitis is an inflammation of the blood vessels. The inflammation can thicken the walls of these vessels which restricts blood flow, so organs and tissues can be damaged. It is a rare condition, but our doctors are trained to treat you if you suffer from it.

Vascular Trauma

The term “vascular trauma” refers to injury to an artery, which carries blood to an extremity or organ, or to a vein, which returns blood to the heart. Our doctors can help you with treatments depending on your case.

Varicose Veins

Occur when veins become enlarged, dilate and fill with excess blood, causing them to swell and take on a purple-bluish or red color that generates pain. Doctors will advise you to make changes in your lifestyle, although there are also medical treatments to cure them.

Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Occurs when the veins in the legs do not allow blood to flow toward the heart. When these valves do not work properly, blood flows backwards and pools in the legs causing varicose veins, swelling or color changes in the leg.

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Occurs when a blood clot forms in one or more of the deep veins in the body, usually in the legs. Deep vein thrombosis can cause pain or swelling in the legs, but it can also occur without symptoms. For more information, consult our doctors.

Pulmonary Embolism

Is a sudden blockage in a pulmonary artery. It usually occurs when a blood clot breaks loose and travels through the bloodstream to the lungs. Pulmonary embolism is a serious condition that can cause permanent damage to the lungs. Our physicians use blood thinners or medical procedures to treat this condition.

Portal Hypertension

Is an increase in pressure within the portal vein, which carries blood from the digestive organs to the liver. This condition can be controlled by a healthy diet, medication, endoscopic therapy, surgery or radiology. For more information, contact us.

Lymphedema

Lymphatic malformation is swelling in an arm or leg caused by a blockage of the lymphatic system. The main symptom is swelling of an arm or leg, which may be accompanied by pain or discomfort. Exercise, bandages, massage and compression may help.

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Is a group of disorders that occur when blood vessels or nerves in the space between the collarbone and the first rib become compressed. This can cause pain in the shoulders and neck and numbness in the fingers. Our doctors accompany patients with the necessary treatment to cure this condition.