Carolinas HealthCare System’s Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute’s expert team of vascular medicine physicians brings you specialized care for diseases affecting the arteries, veins and lymphatic system.

From prevention and diagnosis to minimally invasive treatments, we offer vascular care that’s advanced, comprehensive and convenient.

Aortic Disease and Aneurysms

We offer nation-leading, breakthrough care to repair and treat aortic aneurysms.

Stent Graft Repair

  • Our skilled surgeons perform stent grafting to replace damaged blood vessels with specially designed materials customized to give you the perfect fit, offering patients who have previously been denied surgery the chance for successful treatment. 
  • Our expert surgical team was the first in the nation to implant a branched stent graft designed to repair thoracic aortic aneurysms, introducing a novel care approach currently available in only select locations around the country. As a less-invasive alternative to open-chest surgery, this procedure is especially beneficial for hard-to-reach aneurysms.

Code Rupture

  • We’re one of only two centers in the state with a special treatment protocol for ruptured abdominal aneurysms. When a rupture occurs, we activate an integrated, system-wide protocol called ‘Code Rupture’ to give you the seamless care and expert treatment you need when it matters most.

Peripheral Artery Disease

We bring a full team of experts from a range of areas together to provide you complete care for peripheral artery disease (PAD). Our team develops a customized treatment plan designed to help you maintain an active lifestyle and lower your risk of cardiovascular complications.

We offer:

  • A range of advanced, noninvasive test options to accurately diagnose PAD
  • Medical therapy to lessen your symptoms, exercise therapy to help you stay active without pain, and help to quit smoking
  • Minimally invasive endovascular therapies including angioplasty to widen narrow blood vessels, stenting to open blockages, and atherectomy to remove plaque and restore blood flow
  • Surgical techniques including endarterectomy to remove plaque and widen blocked arteries, and surgical bypass to reroute blood flow around blocked blood vessels

Limb Salvage

If you have vascular problems or ischemia that put you at high risk of amputation, our pioneering limb salvage program offers potential treatment.

As an extension of your regular care team, our limb salvage team offers advanced treatments and innovative therapies to improve blood flow to your limbs, treat deep vein thrombosis, and ensure you’ve been thoroughly assessed for skin changes or ulcerations.

Varicose Vein Treatment

Our vein clinics offer the most advanced treatment options for varicose and spider veins. Varicose veins can cause pain and discomfort in the legs, skin discoloration and visible bulged veins, but with the proper treatment, your symptoms can be greatly reduced.

Our physicians work with you to choose the right treatment option. We offer the latest minimally invasive treatment options in a convenient outpatient setting, including:

  • Surgical vein removal
  • Compression stockings
  • Radiofrequency
  • Laser therapy
  • Injection therapy

Meet the Vascular Medicine and Surgery Team

Meet our team.

For more information:

CALL 877-999-7484