Vascular Diseases Program at MedStar Georgetown
Using a patient-oriented approach in a "one-stop-shopping" format, we offer expertise across the entire spectrum of noninvasive diagnosis, medical therapy, vascular surgery and interventional procedures.
As peripheral vascular disease can often be treated with lifestyle change, risk factor management and medication, our team is dedicated to avoiding invasive treatments when possible. However, if invasive treatments become necessary, our physicians are recognized experts in carotid surgery, leg bypass and aortic surgery, as well as varicose veins. This expertise and the experience of the surgical team at MedStar Georgetown add up to better outcomes for our patients.
Vascular Conditions Treated
- Aortic Aneurysms
- Stroke Prevention
- Carotid Arterial Disease
- Lower Extremity Arterial Insufficiency
- Renovascular Hypertension
- Venous Disease
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Vascular Malformations
- Noninvasive Vascular Laboratory offers vascular screening, diagnosis and follow-up services to individuals with possible or existing vascular conditions. MedStar Georgetown doctors are able to use ultrasound technology to diagnose carotid artery disease to prevent stroke, detect decreased blood flow to the legs to prevent amputation and diagnose abdominal aortic aneurysms that could burst and possibly lead to death.
- Peripheral Vascular Intervention Laboratory offers state-of-the-art, Siemens Axiom Artis System catheterization technology and clinical expertise to diagnose and treat vascular disorders in a minimally invasive manner. Services include:
- Catheter-based diagnosis
- Angioplasty (balloon therapy) to open narrowed arteries
- Atherectomy with the Silver Hawk atherectomy catheter
- Cryotherapy with the Polar Cath angioplasty balloon
- Stenting to hold open arteries and placement of stent-grafts to bypass blocked arteries, and can open up blocked arteries to improve circulation
- Excimer laser therapy
- Subintimal Angioplasty
- Angiojet catheter thrombectomy
- Declotting of Dialysis fistulae and AV grafts