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 patient.

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 clots.

  • 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 medicine.

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 problems.

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 outcomes.

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 programs.

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Conditions and Treatments Associated with Peripheral Vascular Disease

Conditions
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Atherosclerosis
Carotid Artery Disease
Claudication (leg pain)
Critical Limb Ischemia
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Gangrene


Peripheral Artery Disease
Pulmonary embolism
Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
Thrombosis (clots)
Ulcers
Venous Disease

Treatments
Angioplasty
Directional atherectomy
Laser atherectomy


Rotational atherectomy
Stenting

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