Vascular Health - Your Pathway to a Better Life

Meet Sky Ridge's Vascular Surgeons

Our Vascular Surgery Program is recognized as a leader in diagnosis and management of vascular disease. With fellowship-trained vascular surgeons, hybrid OR, and a state-of-the-art cardiovascular lab and diagnostic services, Sky Ridge's vascular program excels in treating more common conditions as well as rare disorders of the vascular system.  

Your vascular system (also called your circulatory system) includes blood vessels, arteries carrying oxygen-rich blood and veins carrying blood back to the heart and is a pathway throughout your body. Without smoothly flowing blood, your body cannot function. Conditions such as hardening of the arteries can create “traffic jams” in your circulatory system, obstructing the flow of blood to any part of the body.

Sky Ridge's vascular surgeons are highly trained to treat vascular disorders and diseases. They work closely with heart surgeons, neurosurgeons and other specialists to coordinate care throughout your body, including the heart and brain. Many of the surgeries we perform are minimally invasive, which means they usually require less recovery time, and generally have fewer complications. Our number one priority is to make you and your family's experience is as smooth and as comfortable as possible, while starting you on the path to recovery.

The Sky Ridge vascular program:

  • Treats major vascular conditions such as aortic aneurysms using minimally invasive techniques
  • Offers 24/7 vascular surgeon coverage
  • Performs procedures such as peripheral vascular occlusion, peripheral vascular bypass and arterial access
  • Provides interventional technology for enhanced capacity to rapidly treat major trauma and hemorrhage

  • Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a term for narrowed arteries going to the legs, stomach, arms and head, due to buildup on the walls of blood vessels.
  • Carotid Artery Disease is a blood clot that occurs in the carotid arteries, resulting in a stroke.
  • Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) is a blood clot in the vein. It’s related to two life-threatening conditions: Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE).
  • Aortic Aneurysm is a weakened or bulging area in the wall of a blood vessel in the aorta.
  • Diabetes is not itself a vascular disease but often leads to vascular damage and disease. High blood glucose causes hardening of the arteries, which can lead to a heart attack, stroke or poor circulation in the feet. Heart disease is the leading cause of diabetes-related death.
Signs and symptoms of vascular diseases can vary, however, many vascular diseases have similar effects on the body and include:
  • Chest pain
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke or mini stroke, called a transient ischemic attack (TIA)
  • Leg pain or cramps
  • Skin color change
  • Sores or ulcers
  • Tired, swollen or stinging legs
  • Cold or numb fingers or toes
  • Pain in your fingers, toes, hands or feet
If you suffer from any or several of these symptoms, contact a doctor and get tested for diabetes and vascular diseases.
  • Overweight
  • Sedentary lifestyle (less than 30 minutes of physical activity a day)
  • Smoking
  • A poor diet full of sugar, salt and fat
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure and/or cholesterol
  • Increasing age