OhioHealth vascular medicine and surgery specialists are paving new ground in total vascular care. We have the region's largest vascular surgery program and perform more vascular procedures and surgeries than all other adult hospitals in central Ohio, all while achieving excellent outcomes.

Our physicians have advanced training and a wealth of hands-on experience in treating a variety of conditions. We are at the leading edge of highly specialized diagnostic and treatment techniques, as well as medical management of complex vascular problems.

From education to prevention to treatment to rehabilitation, no one in central Ohio cares for more vascular patients ‒ or cares for them better ‒ than the experts at OhioHealth.

Spectrum of Vascular Care 

Our vascular specialists address a variety of conditions, including:

  • Peripheral vascular disease – narrowing and hardening of the arteries that supply blood to the legs, hands and feet
  • Carotid artery stenosis – blockages in the neck arteries that may lead to stroke
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) – a bulging of the aorta that may cause it to rupture
  • Venous problems, for example, deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Many patients with these conditions can be treated with lifestyle changes, such as stopping smoking, controlling blood pressure, being physically active and eating a healthy diet. Vascular disease also may require drug treatment. But in some cases, patients need angioplasty or surgery.

A Complete Range of Advanced Treatments

Endovascular procedures – Endovascular means that surgery is performed inside blood vessels using catheters, rather than making an incision. For the patient, this means less pain, a lower likelihood of complications and a shorter hospital stay and recovery time. We are experts in endovascular surgery and can do the vast majority of procedures using this minimally invasive technique.

Endovascular stent graft surgery – This may be done to repair aneurysms, with the catheters used to place a stent (a tiny wire mesh tube) in the artery to restore its shape and function and prevent it from rupturing.

Angioplasty and stenting – A small balloon is inserted into the artery to widen the vessel and restore blood flow. In some cases, a coated stent is placed in the vessel to keep it open.

Carotid endarterectomy – This is used to remove plaque from the carotid artery and reduce the risk of stroke.

Endoatherectomy – This is another option for removing plaque from an artery using special devices.

Varicose and spider veins – These can be treated much less invasively and much more effectively than in the past. Our physicians are board-certified and extensively trained in the latest techniques, including:

  • Endovenous laser treatments - insertion of a thin laser fiber that delivers laser energy to seal a varicose vein
  • Sclerotherapy - injection of a solution that closes and fades a varicose vein
  • TriVex vein excision - removal of the varicose vein using a small illuminated surgical device

Putting Patients First 

Our focus, dedication and commitment to excellence ensure the best outcomes for our patients.

Our physicians and their staffs understand compassion is a vital part of good medicine. We treat patients like family, taking time to understand their lifestyles and expectations and to answer all of their questions in terms they understand.

Conditions and Treatments Associated with Vascular Medicine and Surgery

Conditions
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Atherosclerosis
Carotid Artery disease
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Peripheral Artery Disease (Peripheral Vascular Disease)
Pulmonary embolism
Small vessel disease


Spider veins
Takayasu's arteritis
Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
Thoracic outlet syndrome
Varicose veins
Venous insufficiency

Treatments
AAA repair (EVAR: endovascular aneurysm repair)
Angioplasty
Anticoagulant medication
Carotid endarterectomy
Carotid stenting
Dialysis access
Endovascular grafting
Endovascular stenting
Endovenous thermal ablation


Peripheral artery arm bypass
Peripheral artery leg bypass
Pharmomechanical thrombolysis (PSU)
Sclerotherapy
Subfascial Endoscopic Perforator Surgery (SEPS)
TAA repair (TEVAR: thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair)
Transilluminated Power Phlebectomy (TriVex vein excision)
Visceral arterial reconstruction

OhioHealth Care Locations for This Program