Vascular Surgery at MetroHealth
MetroHealth’s vascular surgeons are dedicated to our patients and residents of Northeast Ohio. Our goal is to provide patient-centered, comprehensive vascular care using evidence based medicine for diagnosis, treatment, and maintenance of an excellent quality of life for our patients.
What is vascular surgery and what do vascular surgeons do?
Vascular surgery is not heart surgery.
Vascular surgery is not cardiology.
Once a sub-specialty of general surgery, vascular surgery has morphed into a field of medicine onto itself. Established well over 40 years ago, after recognizing that certain conditions required highly specialized doctors, vascular surgeons emerged as the masters of the blood vessels.
Vascular surgeons are experts in the care the vast network of blood vessels which reach to every inch of the human body.
Routinely, vascular surgeons take care of conditions varying from aortic aneurysms to varicose veins. Vascular surgeons perform traditional open surgical procedures as well as minimally invasive procedures such as angiograms, arterial stenting, and vein ablation in both hospital and ambulatory settings. Vascular surgeons also manage a number of chronic conditions involving blood vessels, chronic wounds, and limb swelling.
Why do I need a vascular surgeon?
If your doctor thinks you need to see one of our vascular specialists, you may have a condition that requires highly specialized care.
The conditions that vascular surgeons treat include but are not limited to the following:
Carotid Artery Diseases
- Cerebrovascular insufficiency
- Vertebrobasilar insufficiency
- Transient ischemic attack (TIA)
- Abdominal aortic aneruysm
- Thoracic aortic aneurysm
- False aneurysm
- Mycotic aneurysm
Peripheral Vascular Disease
- Peripheral arterial disease
- Arterial insufficiency
- Leg ulcers
- Leg cramps
- Intermittent claudication
Varicose Veins/Vein Disorders
- Venous insufficiency
- Leg swelling/lymphedema
- Chronic leg ulcers
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Post-phlebitic syndrome
- Spider veins
Diabetes foot pathology
- Diabetic foot ulcer
- Diabetic neuropathy
Vascular surgery emergencies
- Leaking/ruptured aneurysm
- "Cold leg"
- "Blood clot"
- Infected diabetic foot
- Cresendo transient ischemic attack
- Issues with hemodialysis access
- Creation of new dialysis access
- Maintenance of existing access
- Placement of and removal of temporary dialysis catheters
Referrals from your doctor enable us to match you with the right specialist. To schedule an appointment, call 216-778-4811.