Vascular and vein specialists in Denver
Millions of Americans have some form of vascular disease. If you are at risk for vascular disease, it's important to seek care from a specialist early on to help prevent or manage your condition.
The vascular specialists within HealthONE Physician Group are specially trained and experienced in managing and treating conditions involving the blood vessels. They are committed to making sure you have a successful procedure and a safe recovery.
For more information on the conditions we treat and the procedures we perform, you can schedule an appointment.
Conditions we treat
Not all blood vessel conditions require surgical treatments. Many are managed through medications and lifestyle modification. But sometimes, surgery is needed, especially if the disease has progressed and puts you at risk for other conditions.
Types of vascular diseases and conditions we treat include:
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm
- Aortic dissection
- Aortoiliac occlusive disease
- Arm artery disease
- Carotid artery disease
- Chronic venous insufficiency
- Connective tissue disorder
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Dialysis access procedures
- Fibromuscular disease
- Giant cell arteritis
- Mesenteric ischemia
- Peripheral aneurysm
- Peripheral arterial disease
- Popliteal entrapment syndrome
- Renovascular conditions
- Thoracic aortic aneurysm
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Varicose veins
- Vascular infections
- Vascular trauma
- Visceral artery aneurysm
- Wound care
Types of vascular surgery
When surgery is needed, we can often use minimally invasive techniques to treat a number of vascular conditions from the arteries in the neck down to the smallest arteries in the foot. These procedures are routinely performed on an outpatient basis, significantly decreasing the complications and discomfort related to traditional open surgical procedures.
Peripheral vascular disease procedures
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a condition in which arteries become narrow or blocked, reducing blood flow to your arms or legs. Our surgeons have several procedures to treat PVD:
Atherectomy is a procedure that can be done with minimally invasive techniques. It allows us to use a tiny tool to remove plaque from the affected blood vessel. We offer several types of atherectomy, including:
- Mechanical atherectomy – A procedure where plaque is shaved or cut out.
- Rotational atherectomy – A tiny revolving instrument gently breaks apart the blockage into tiny pieces that can pass safely through the vein.
- Peripheral laser atherectomy – A laser atherectomy is a newer procedure that involves inserting a catheter that emits a high energy light (laser) to vaporize blockages in the artery.
Tortuous vein treatment
Tortuous veins (veins that are not straight) may be treated using ultrasound guided sclerotherapy. During this procedure ultrasound is used to position the needle into the diseased vein and sclerosant foam is injected. This causes the vein to close in on itself and it is ultimately reabsorbed by the body.
Venous insufficiency surgery
Doctors treat venous insufficiency of the superficial leg veins by accessing each vein with a catheter. The catheter uses radio-frequency to heat the tip of the catheter. Ultrasound is used to position the catheter in the diseased vein.
Once positioned and activated, the heat causes the vein to close in on itself. Blood can no longer flow or pool in this closed vein and is automatically rerouted to healthy veins.
Other vascular procedures we offer
Some other procedures we perform on blood vessels include:
- Carotid endarterectomy, carotid artery stenting and transcervical carotid stenting
- Endovascular or open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms
- Endovascular repair of thoracic aortic dissections
- Endovascular surgical intervention, such as angioplasty and stenting in all vascular areas
- Endovenous laser therapy treatment or perforator surgery for varicose veins and venous ulcers
- Endovascular and open surgical reconstruction for deep vein occlusions
- Hemodialysis access including femoral vein fistulas
- Open surgical and endovascular treatment for peripheral artery aneurysms
- Treatment of all aspects of thoracic outlet syndrome
- Treatment of carotid body tumors and other vascular tumors