OhioHealth's peripheral vascular program and services are internationally
renowned for expertise, leadership and dedication to bringing
the most innovative care to patients with vascular disease.
Our physicians are world leaders in the areas of peripheral
artery disease and limb care, and they work collaboratively to
provide extraordinary care and improved outcomes for some of the
most complicated cases. We are dedicated to delivering expert care
with a personal touch, providing individualized attention to each
A Complete Range of Care
We offer a one-of-a-kind, comprehensive approach to treating a
wide array of conditions, including peripheral artery disease,
aneurysms, carotid artery disease and vascular problems, such as
- We pioneer and use the most advanced techniques to open
narrowed arteries, repair aneurysms and dissolve blood clots.
- We use the latest generation of stents, which are tiny wire
mesh tubes used to keep arteries open following angioplasty. We are
the first in the nation to use a drug-coated
stent outside the heart to treat peripheral artery disease - a
condition that affects 1 in 20 Americans over age 50. These
drug-eluting stents slowly release medication to prevent scar
tissue from forming in the arteries.
- We are diligent in screening our patients for other possible
vascular problems. This allows us to help them modify risk factors
to prevent heart attacks and strokes.
Our peripheral vascular program team is at the forefront of developing
and using minimally invasive techniques, which use a catheter-based
approach to treat the spectrum of vascular conditions. For the
patient, that means a smaller incision, less risk and a shorter
hospital stay and recovery.
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A National and International Reputation
Our patients come from 18 states and across the ocean to receive
the type of outstanding treatment and care we are uniquely
qualified to provide.
Physicians from around the world come to us to learn the latest
and best techniques for treating peripheral vascular disease, and
we travel internationally to train physicians in leading-edge
OhioHealth heart and vascular physicians serve as lead
investigators in national and international research trials
designed to advance the diagnosis and treatment of complex vascular
We have one of the largest clinical research departments in the
country and currently are participating in a national clinical
trial to treat people with severe, uncontrolled hypertension by
affecting the activity of the renal nerves.
We are involved in a study that uses cells from a patient's own bone marrow to treat severe peripheral artery disease.
Putting the Patient First
Patients and their families put their trust in us, and we are
committed to keeping them informed, comfortable and at ease through
every step in the treatment process.
We understand making repeated trips to the hospital can be a
burden, so we've created a unique program for rapid evaluation and
treatment – all in the same place.
At the OhioHealth Advanced Heart & Vascular Center, patients
can see a multidisciplinary team of physicians, imaging experts,
nurses and other health care professionals – all in the same visit.
Patients can see all their doctors, have all their tests and
receive a treatment plan in one day. When a procedure is needed, we
often can schedule it for the next day.
Not only is this a convenience, it means patient care is
meticulously coordinated – a key factor in getting the best
Our Critical Limb/Wound Care Center at the
Advanced Heart & Vascular Center is the first of its kind in
the nation, providing a complete range of centralized peripheral
vascular care that allows our medical experts to treat vascular
conditions faster and more comprehensively than ever before.
Our specialists excel at treating severe conditions, such as
Critical Limb Ischemia, a severe obstruction in the arteries that
reduces blood flow to the legs, feet and hands. Our ability
to treat these complex cases can spare patients from amputations
and lead to an improved quality of life.
The range of care includes:
- Screening and diagnostic services
- Medical management
- Revascularization therapies
- Lower extremity wound care
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Follow-up care
Our relationship with our patients doesn't end when treatment is
over. We are vigorous in following up with patients to make sure
that problems don't recur and they remain healthy by regular
appointments and through our cardiac and vascular rehabilitation
Conditions and Treatments Associated with Peripheral Vascular Disease
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Carotid Artery Disease
Claudication (leg pain)
Critical Limb Ischemia
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Peripheral Artery Disease
Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
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