The vascular system is made up of arteries and veins. Arteries carry oxygen-rich blood away from the heart and veins carry the oxygen-poor blood back to the heart.
At Ellis Medicine, board-certified vascular surgeons specialize in treating people with such conditions as:
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm
- Aortic dissection
- Carotid stenosis
- Peripheral arterial occlusive disease
- Varicose veins
Our surgeons also perform:
- Brachial artery repair
- Femoral artery repair
As people age, their arteries tend to thicken, get stiffer and narrower. This condition is called arteriosclerosis.
Over time, plaque and cholesterol can build up in large and medium sized arteries. This condition is called atherosclerosis, or commonly termed “clogged arteries.” When plaque and cholesterol build up, the arteries narrow and can result in coronary heart disease. The arteries can narrow in many places, such just the heart causing a heart attack or brain cause a stroke. When arteries narrow in other places, such as the legs or arms, it is called peripheral arterial disease (PAD).
For more information about surgery at Ellis Medicine or for a physician referral, please call 518.243.3333.