Vascular care

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If you have a problem with your vascular system, know that the specialists at Spectrum Health are here to help. We work together to bring you coordinated care for your unique needs, goals and preferences.

Your vascular system

Your vascular system is made up of the blood vessels that carry blood through your body. You might also hear it called the circulatory system. It includes:

  • Arteries – Carry oxygen-rich blood away from your heart
  • Veins – Bring blood back to your heart
  • Capillaries – Connect small arteries and veins

Early detection

Simple, noninvasive tests can help you find vascular disease early—so you can take steps to stay as healthy as possible. See if you qualify for free vascular screenings at Spectrum Health.

Conditions we treat

Get expert care for a full range of blood vessel problems, including: 

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm – Weak, bulging area in the largest artery in your abdomen 
  • Aortic dissection – Tear in the inner layer of your body’s main artery 
  • Arteriovenous malformation – Tangled veins and arteries 
  • Carotid artery disease – Plaque buildup in one or both of the large arteries in your neck 
  • Mesenteric artery disease – Plaque buildup in one or more of the arteries that bring blood to your intestines 
  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD) – Narrowed arteries in your legs, stomach, arms and/or head due to a buildup of plaque 
  • Renal artery disease – Plaque buildup in the arteries that bring blood to your kidneys 
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome – Compressed blood vessels or nerves just below your neck 
  • Vein disease – including varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis

Treatment options

Trust vascular surgeons with experience in routine and advanced procedures. We perform more than 2,000 vascular surgeries every year. Look to us for: 

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair – Treats a weak, bulging area of your aorta to stop or prevent bleeding 
  • Angioplasty and stent placement – Opens clogged arteries and then places a mesh tube to keep them open
  • Arteriovenous fistula for dialysis access – Connects an artery and vein, usually in your arm, to provide good blood flow for dialysis treatments 
  • Bypass surgery – Reroutes blood flow around a blocked artery 
  • Carotid endarterectomy – Removes plaque from the carotid arteries in your neck 
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) – Improves blood flow to the heart 
  • Transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) – Treats carotid artery disease and helps prevent strokes 
  • Vein ablation – Uses heat from a laser or radiofrequency energy to treat blocked blood vessels

Get a Second Opinion

Feel certain you’re getting the best care with a second opinion at Spectrum Health.