Sometimes a blood clot develops in a deep vein, usually in the legs. Treatment of this condition relies on medication and compression to prevent the clot from loosening and lodging somewhere life-threatening, specifically in the lungs.
Vascular tumors form through the cells that make blood vessels or lymph vessels. They may be benign or malignant and can occur anywhere in the body, on the skin, in the tissues below the skin, or in an organ.
These noncancerous growths form in the uterus during a woman’s childbearing years. The cause of fibroids isn’t well understood, and some women experience symptoms while others do not.
Weak bones and osteoporosis are common effects of aging, leading to fractures in the spinal column. Often, surgery is needed to correct severe pain resulting from collapsed bones in the back.
Minimally Invasive Procedures
Using a combination of minimally invasive techniques, our expert doctors in vascular surgery and interventional radiology create comprehensive and advanced solutions for a wide variety of conditions. Below is a list of common vascular concerns and the minimally invasive procedures we can use to address them.
Arterial and Venous Blockages
Aneurysms and Dissections
Varicoceles and Pelvic Congestion
Dialysis or Infection Treatment
Tunneled catheter placement
Catheter-based therapy for access maintenance
Varicose Veins and Spider Veins
Some vascular problems are more complex than others. For the times when a minimally invasive approach will not be sufficient to treat a patient’s condition, our vascular surgeons are trained in advanced surgical techniques to provide the most effective treatment available. Surgeries performed often at our facilities include the following:
The carotid arteries are the main blood vessels that carry oxygen and blood to the brain. In carotid artery disease, these arteries become narrowed, and treatment includes surgically removing plaque that builds up inside the carotid artery.
A fistula is created when long-term hemodialysis is required. An arteriovenous (AV) graft is a connection between an artery and vein that is created by interposing graft material between them.
Peripheral Arterial Disease
A condition in which the arteries that carry blood to the legs and feet become blocked from the build up of plaque.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
A weak area in the aorta, the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body.
Deep Vein Thrombosis
The formation of a blood clot in the deep leg vein that can cause permanent damage to the leg or a life-threatening pulmonary embolism.
Carotid Artery Disease
The narrowing of the blood vessels in the neck that carry blood from the heart to the brain, which can cause a stroke.
Looking for non-invasive treatment for your varicose and spider veins?
Coastal Vein Institute & Aesthetic Center is the Gulf Coast’s only multi-speciality treatment center specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular conditions. Our goal is to get you looking and feeling better as quickly as possible.