As we age, it’s not uncommon to experience problems with our circulatory systems – the vast network of blood vessels in our body. These kinds of problems, called vascular disease or "hardening of the arteries," take many forms – high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol, and diabetes to name a few – and one thing they have in common is they all can lead to complications with the circulation of blood in our blood vessels. Vascular surgeons are specially trained to perform procedures that treat these complications using the latest minimally invasive techniques as well as the traditional "open" methods. Conditions they treat include:
If you have been told you have problems with your circulation, a variety of tests are available to help you and your physician to decide on the best treatment options for you. Since time is of the essence in diagnosing and managing vascular problems, White Plains Hospital offers a complete, state-of-the-art vascular testing program to assess each patient’s individual needs. Our testing modalities include both invasive and noninvasive options, including
angiography, computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and ultrasound (Doppler) studies. These studies are not only helpful in diagnosing existing vascular problems, but often they can provide information helpful in preventing life-threatening conditions like stroke and ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Resources for Patients
The following Web sites provide educational information that patients may find helpful:
Society for Vascular Surgery
Varicose Vein Information