At the Center for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, our specialists are experts at diagnosing a variety of vascular-related conditions, including:
The aorta is the largest artery that supplies oxygen-rich blood to the body and it runs from the heart through the center of the chest and abdomen. When a weak area of the abdominal aorta expands or bulges, much like a balloon, it is called an abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Carotid artery disease occurs when the major arteries in the neck become narrowed or blocked. These arteries supply blood from the heart to the brain. Carotid artery disease is a serious health problem because it can cause a stroke.
End-stage renal disease (kidney failure) is when a person’s kidneys are no longer working well enough for them to live without dialysis or a kidney transplant.
The mesenteric arteries supply blood to the large and small intestines. Mesenteric ischemia occurs when the blood cannot flow through one or more of these arteries as well as it should due to narrowing or blockage, and the intestines don’t receive the necessary oxygen to perform normally.
Peripheral aneurysms, a weak area of a blood vessel that expands or bulges, affect the arteries other than the aorta. Most peripheral aneurysms occur in the popliteal artery, which runs down the back of the lower thigh and knee.
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is caused by fatty deposits that can build up in the walls of the arteries (atherosclerosis). PAD is a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to the limbs, usually the legs.
Renovascular disease affects the blood vessels of your kidneys, called the renal arteries and veins. When your kidney blood vessels narrow (stenosis) or have a clot (thrombosis), your kidney is less able to function properly.
The part of your aorta that runs through your chest is called the thoracic aorta, and when a weak area of the thoracic aorta expands or bulges, it is called a thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA). Approximately 25 percent of aortic aneurysms occur in the chest.
The thoracic outlet is the area of the lower neck and upper chest. This area has a variety of nerves, blood vessels, muscles and bones that run through a fairly small area. When the nerves and blood vessels of this area are compressed, irritated or injured they can cause a range of symptoms known as the thoracic outlet syndrome.
Varicose veins are enlarged veins that can be blue, red, or flesh colored and they develop when the valves of the veins become damaged. They are often raised above the skin on legs and look like twisted, bulging cords. They can also be associated with pain, aches, heaviness, restless legs, or burning and itching of the skin.
At the Center for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, every patient meets with one of our highly skilled, board-certified surgeons.
Vascular disease comes in many different forms and our world class surgeons are experts at diagnosing and treating a wide-spectrum of vascular diseases.
St. Elizabeth’s Cosmetic Vein Center offers both cosmetic and therapeutic treatments of varicose veins and spider veins.
The Vascular Lab provides many types of testing and diagnostic services to help diagnosis a variety of vascular diseases.
Many patients who come to the Center for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at St. Elizabeth's have a story to share about their care, recovery, and success after surgery or other treatments.
Center for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
736 Cambridge Street
Brighton, MA 02135