Vascular Medicine at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health
Your vascular health, the proper flow of blood through your arteries and veins, is crucial to your overall health. At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, we provide the full spectrum of services to treat and manage vascular disease.
Full-spectrum vascular care
The vascular surgeons at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health treat both common and complex problems of the vascular system.
Treatment from diagnosis through recovery
After an evaluation, our providers will diagnose your symptoms, discuss your treatment options and design a care plan especially for you.
Every year, we diagnose and treat thousands of patients with a variety of vascular conditions. This high volume has given us an unparalleled depth of experience and expertise in a wide range of vascular conditions.
Minimally invasive procedures
Many times, we can perform vascular surgery using minimally invasive procedures, depending on the type and severity of your condition. Minimally invasive procedures may offer many advantages over traditional surgery, including shorter recovery time and less scarring.
Conditions we treat
You don’t need to travel far to find excellent heart and vascular care. Our vascular surgeons are located throughout the Puget Sound, with clinics and on-site labs for convenient diagnostics and care. Conditions we treat include:
Low-cost, painless screenings allow us to detect vascular disease in its early stages, when treatment is most effective.
We understand that no matter how routine a treatment is for us, it’s not routine for you. We’ll always take the time to discuss procedures in detail and answer any questions you may have. Many of these procedures are minimally invasive, or even noninvasive, generally resulting in less pain and a shorter recovery for you. Procedures we offer include:
Vascular imaging is important because images provide a detailed picture of how your blood flows through your body. Your surgeon will examine the images to detect any blockages or plaque buildup that may be causing a narrowing in the arteries. Some diagnostic procedures, such as an angiography, can also provide treatment to clear clogged arteries.
Imaging scans are usually completed in a vascular lab, cardiac catheterization lab or diagnostic imaging facility. These specialized rooms allow us to safely perform the exam and, if necessary, a minimally invasive procedure.
Vascular imaging procedures
After asking about your symptoms and performing a physical exam, we’ll recommend one or more of these imaging studies:
This special ultrasound technique evaluates how your blood flows through the vessels of the abdomen.
This diagnostic method uses sound waves to measure the velocity of blood flow within the blood vessels to, and within, the brain.
These minimally invasive tests use a small amount of radioactive tracer to check the blood supply to the heart with a special camera.
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