One of McLeod's Operating Rooms.

McLeod Leads the Region in Innovations and Care for Vascular Patients - Earned the Vascular Surgery Excellence Award™ - 5 years in a row by Healthgrades

Vascular surgery is a specialty of surgery in which diseases of the vascular system, or arteries and veins, are managed by medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures, and surgical reconstruction. The vascular surgeon is trained in the diagnosis and management of diseases affecting all parts of the vascular system except that of the heart and brain. Cardiothoracic surgeons manage surgical disease of the heart and its vessels.

The Vascular Program at McLeod includes:

  • Board-certified Vascular Surgeons: 
    Dr. Christopher Cunningham
    Dr. Gabor Winkler
  • A dedicated vascular surgical team that is on call after hours for the handling of emergency cases.
  • An ICVAL certified non-invasive laboratory to aid in the diagnosis of vascular disease.

 The McLeod Vascular Program has been featured in an article in Endovascular Today, Click here to view this article.

 What Is A Vascular Surgeon?

A vascular surgeon is a specialist who evaluates and treats diseases of the blood vessels. Treatment can include traditional open surgery and endovascular approaches. Endovascular is minimally invasive surgery that is designed to access the area of the body through the major blood vessels.

Some of the surgeries performed by a vascular surgeon may include:

  • Removing the plaque from an artery
  • Bypassing the area of obstruction with a graft
  • Performing endovascular procedures

Because of their training, vascular surgeons are uniquely qualified to diagnose all vascular diseases and interpret a wide variety of diagnostic tests.

 

 

 

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