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Treat Your Condition with Vascular Surgery in MA & RI

Vascular surgery focuses on treating conditions of the lymphatic system and blood vessels outside the heart Cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons treat vascular conditions in the heart.

A vascular surgeon may see you in an office setting or they may care for you in a Southcoast Health hospital for serious or complex vascular problems.

Our vascular surgeons offer considerable experience in their patient-focused care. As a result of our surgeons’ knowledge and skills, and our new state-of-the-art vein center, Southcoast Health is now able to provide minimally invasive, technically advanced methods, specializing in care of patients suffering from thoracic or abdominal aortic aneurysms, stroke and cerebrovascular disease, mesenteric vascular disease, renovascular hypertension, dialysis, deep venous thrombosis, pelvic congestion syndrome, varicose veins, thoracic outlet syndrome, superior vena cava syndrome pulmonary embolism and peripheral vascular disease.

To learn about your options for vascular surgery in MA and RI, consult with a vascular surgeon at Southcoast Health.

Vascular Conditions Treated at Southcoast Health

A vascular surgeon can treat many conditions and diseases involving the health of the lymphatic system, arteries and veins, including:

  • Aneurysm: A weak area in an artery wall in your chest or abdomen that could expand and rupture
  • Carotid and vertebral artery disease: A blockage of the major arteries in the neck
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT): A blood clot in a large vein, of the chest, abdomen or legs
  • Lymphedema: A buildup of fluid in the arms or legs
  • Mesenteric ischemia: A narrowing or blockage of the arteries of the small intestine or other digestive organs
  • Peripheral arterial disease (PAD): A narrowing or blockage of the arteries in your pelvis, legs or arms that can cause pain and weakness in the legs, known as claudication
  • Pulmonary embolism: A blood clot that travels to the lungs
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome: Compression of the main vein, artery or nerves in the chest
  • Varicose veins: Distended, often painful veins. Learn more about our Vein Center.
  • Vascular problems of diabetes: Including non-healing wounds, ulcers, atherosclerosis, stroke and PAD
  • Venous insufficiency: A condition that occurs when the veins cannot return enough blood to the heart and can lead to venous stasis ulcers

Vascular Services Provided at Southcoast

At Southcoast Health, our vascular surgeons can perform various procedures and surgeries to treat vascular conditions, including:

  • Aneurysm repair, including repair of endovascular, abdominal and thoracic (chest) endovascular aneurysms.
  • Carotid and renal artery angioplasty and stenting to open blocked arteries.
  • Venous angioplasty, stenting and thrombolysis
  • Dialysis vascular access procedures, including arteriovenous (AV) fistula and AV graft surgery for hemodialysis.
  • Peripheral vascular bypass to bypass narrowed arteries in the arms and legs.
  • Medications, including thrombolytic therapy to dissolve blood clots.
  • Risk factor management, including diabetic foot care and stroke prevention.
  • Vascular ultrasound
  • Sclerotherapy and vein closures are also services offered through the Vein Center.
  • And more.

Hear from Our Team

Dr. David Gillespie, Chief of Vascular Surgery at Southcoast Health, performs an Endovascular Aneurism Repair (EVAR) in the hybrid operating room in Charlton Memorial Hospital’s Lash Heart and Vascular Center. The hybrid operating room is a state-of-the-art surgical theater where Southcoast Health physicians are able to perform a variety of highly complex and minimally invasive procedures.

Southcoast Health offers exceptional vascular surgery in RI and MA to patients of all ages. To learn more about your options for treatment, consult with a vascular surgeon at Southcoast.

Southcoast Health performs vascular surgery in Wareham, Fall River and New Bedford, MA as well as parts of Rhode Island.