Treatments for vascular conditions can include surgery, medication, lifestyle changes or a combination of treatments. Our team will create a plan tailored to your individual health needs.
We provide treatment for vascular conditions at Roper Hospital in downtown Charleston. Some treatments we offer include:
- Aneurysm repair, including branched stent grafts for aortic aneurysms
- Carotid endarterectomy
- Chronic wound care and limb preservation
- Vascular medicine, which may include medication and lifestyle changes
Most patients will undergo testing in our vascular lab before starting treatment. We use these tests to develop a treatment plan that fits your needs and diagnosis.
Vascular tests often include ultrasounds, which check how blood flows through your body and detect narrowing of the arteries or veins (stenosis). Ultrasounds can also help us find and measure aneurysms.
We may also use arterial testing to check how blood is flowing through your arteries. During this test, we’ll place blood pressure cuffs on your arms and legs. This will help us see whether your blood pressure drops off in certain parts of the body. We often use this test to check for PAD.
Some patients may benefit from medical treatment for their vascular condition. If you have stenosis in your arteries that has not progressed to the point where surgery is necessary, we may refer you to our vascular medicine specialist. We may use vascular medicine treatments before recommending surgery.
Our vascular medicine program includes an internal medicine doctor who specializes in treating vascular conditions. This specialist works closely with your primary doctor and other specialists to develop a plan to reduce your risk for more serious vascular conditions, such as aneurysm or stroke. The plan may include:
- Dietary changes
- Structured walking program
- Smoking cessation