Vascular surgery requires a referral from your primary care provider. Your primary care provider should check that you are eligible for surgical consultation and obtain any imaging and prior authorizations needed beforehand.
Once your referral has been reviewed, we will call you to schedule a consultation.
During the consultation, our providers will review your medications and medical history with you. This information helps us give you comprehensive care and determine your course of treatment.
Enloe’s General & Vascular Surgery team offers a range of procedures for:
- Coronary vascular disease: when buildup of plaque is severe it can lead to a stroke. Risk factors are age, gender, history of smoking, and/or family history of diabetes, high cholesterol and obesity.
- Peripheral vascular disease: a blood circulation disorder that typically causes leg pain or spasms, especially when walking. Risk factors are the same as coronary vascular disease.
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm: a balloon-like bulge in the aortic artery, the main blood vessel in the abdomen level that supplies blood to your legs. Symptoms can range from no symptoms to transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke. Risk factors are a history of smoking, family history and gender.
- Venous insufficiency: occurs when vein valves in legs don’t allow blood to flow back to the heart. This can cause swelling, painful varicose veins or skin color changes. If untreated, leg ulcers can also form. Risk factors include age, family history, obesity and history of deep vein thrombosis. Deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot in a deep vein, usually in the legs.
General surgery procedures include:
- Hernias (except thoracic hernias): the bulging of an organ or tissues through an abnormal opening.
- Cholelithiasis: the presence of one or more gallstones in the gallbladder.
- Renal failure: also known as acute kidney failure.