UF Health Vascular Surgery in Jacksonville provides high quality, state-of-the-art medical care for diseases and conditions affecting the blood vessels (arteries and veins) throughout the body except for those within the heart and brain.
Patient care is focused on prevention, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions and post-intervention follow-up. All modes of therapy are provided for those patients with vascular disease. These include medical management, surgical procedures and endovascular therapy.
Vascular surgery: Services
By incorporating interventional radiology with traditional surgery, the vascular surgeons provide a broad spectrum of open surgery and endovascular (minimally invasive) procedures to treat a wide range of diseases involving the peripheral arteries and veins. Through the use of grafts or using the patient's own arteries or veins, it may be possible to bypass a diseased blood vessel to restore normal blood flow to the affected area. Common examples include:
Vascular surgery: What to expect
The patient will undergo a complete history and physical examination. Screening studies may be performed and include duplex scan, segmental vascular studies, computed tomography (CT) scan and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA).
When the evaluation is complete, the vascular surgeon will discuss the diagnosis and treatment choices, including the risks and benefits of any proposed procedure. The vascular surgeon may obtain additional medical consultation to ensure the patient is suitable candidate for surgery. This may be followed by endovascular therapy or open vascular surgery.