Longstreet Clinic’s Vascular & Vein specialists are specifically qualified to treat patients suffering from a wide range of vascular diseases and conditions. Our doctors sit down with our patients, listen and work with them to determine the plan of treatment that best fits.
Our state-of-the-art Vascular Access Center allows our specialists to provide cutting-edge relief for a wide range of circulatory issues, including peripheral artery disease, carotid artery disease, abdominal aortic aneurysms and end stage renal disease, as well as aiding those patients in need of chemotherapy access.
Peripheral Artery Disease
We offer numerous treatment options for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), each designed to open blocked arteries and restore circulation to the legs.
After X-rays reveal the condition of the arteries in specific areas of the body, your surgeon will decide if angioplasty, atherectomy or stenting is required.
Opens blocked arteries by expanding their inner diameter with a balloon mounted on a thin tube. Cardiologists perform this same procedure in the heart, and vascular surgeons perform this procedure in vessels outside the heart.
A minimally invasive approach that removes plaque located inside a blood vessel.
Peripheral Artery Stenting
Mesh-like metal tubes that can be expanded inside arteries are used to help hold vessels open if a balloon angioplasty is not successful.
Carotid artery disease
Our Vascular & Vein specialists are specifically qualified to treat patients who suffer from carotid artery disease.
We offer these treatment options at our state-of-the-art Vascular Access Center:
A surgical procedure that removes the blockage-causing plaque from the artery.
Carotid balloon angioplasty (PTA)
A surgical procedure in which a physician inserts a guide wire and small balloon into the artery. The balloon is inflated, clearing a pathway to restore blood flow.
Stents are mesh-like metal tubes that can be expanded inside arteries. They help hold arteries open when a balloon angioplasty isn’t successful. And these are sometimes used in concert with balloon angioplasty.
A surgical procedure similar to the Carotid Endarterectomy that was developed to treat patients with carotid disease who are at risk for open surgery. The TCAR procedure is performed through a smaller incision, resulting in less pain, smaller scars, and reduced risk of future strokes.
Abdominal aortic aneurysms
If you suffer from abdominal aortic aneurysms, we can help you find the best way to care for your condition. Our vascular specialists have expertise in the following treatment options:
A less invasive option in which a catheter is threaded through the leg, and a graft is put in place to reinforce the aorta. The surgeons at Vascular & Vein Specialists prefer the endovascular approach whenever possible.
Open surgical repair
An inpatient procedure during which the damaged part of the aorta is removed and replaced with a graft.
End stage renal disease
When the kidneys no longer function, the only treatment is dialysis. Our vascular surgeons have extensive experience providing care to patients with end stage renal disease and can help you through any of the following treatment options:
Patients who suffer from kidney failure may require hemodialysis. Hemodialysis is a type of dialysis treatment intended to replace the overall kidney function. During the dialysis, a dialyzer filters toxins from the bloodstream and returns healthy blood to the body. To ensure the best dialysis possible, it is necessary for patients to have proper dialysis access. That’s where our experts come in. We provide the following dialysis access options:
Arteriovenous fistula (AV fistula) placement
The construction of a fistula involves the direct connection of a vein to an artery. AV fistula is the preferred access method by many physicians and patients because it incorporates native tissue and provides healthy, long-term blood flow.
Arteriovenous graft placement
A graft is created by connecting an artery and a vein using a soft plastic tube. This minimally invasive procedure can effectively support overall blood flow but requires ample attention and upkeep.
A catheter can be used as either a short-term or long-term treatment option for dialysis.
Peritoneal dialysis catheter
This form of dialysis utilizes a cleansing fluid, which is circulated through a catheter inside part of your abdominal cavity. The fluid absorbs waste products from blood vessels in the abdominal lining and is drawn back out of your body and discarded.
Many patients who undergo systemic chemotherapy often undergo a “port placement” procedure in order to ease the intake of intravenous fluids.
To effectively achieve chemotherapy access, ports must be properly placed by a trained physician. Our board-certified specialists have years of experience working with chemotherapy patients.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call 678-207-4000.