Carolinas HealthCare System
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Vascular Surgery and Medicine

Specialized Vascular Care

Carolinas HealthCare System has an expert team of vascular medicine physicians and surgeons who focus solely on diseases that affect the arteries that carry blood to the body and back to the heart. Our goal is to provide patients convenient and comprehensive evaluation, treatment and prevention.

Vascular Screening Program

Vascular disease often goes unnoticed until it causes a serious medical emergency. The good news is that screening is simple and non-invasive. By scheduling a $78 vascular screening with Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, you can help determine your level of risk for vascular disease. Call 704-373-0212 for more information.

Innovative Aneurysm Treatment

Abdominal aortic aneurysm is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the large blood vessel that supplies blood to the abdomen, pelvis and legs becomes abnormally large or balloons outward. When the aneurysm bursts, it is a life-threatening emergency requiring immediate treatment from medical personnel. Learn About Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screenings.

Physicians and medical staff at Carolinas HealthCare System, providing vascular medicine and vascular surgery care, have recently initiated a protocol called "Code Rupture" to expedite the care of patients with a high probability of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm.

The protocol connects referring physicians, MedCenter Air and EMS services, emergency medicine physicians and vascular surgeons from Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute so the patient can be treated as quickly and effectively as possible. Carolinas Medical Center is one of only two centers in North Carolina with an expedited treatment protocol for ruptured abdominal aneurysms.

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Learn about abdominal aortic aneurysm from renowned vascular surgeon Frank Arko, MD.

Advanced, Minimally Invasive Procedures

Our team of board-certified vascular physicians and surgeons use the most advanced techniques, including minimally invasive options, for the treatment of vascular and venous disease.

varicose veins

Varicose veins are enlarged, painful, superficial veins resulting from poorly functioning valves.

Vascular Services:

Varicose Vein Clinic 

Our vein clinics offer the most advanced treatment options for varicose and spider veins, common conditions that affect approximately 40 percent of women and 25 percent of men. Varicose veins can cause pain and discomfort in the legs, skin discoloration and visible bulged veins. Symptoms can be greatly reduced with proper treatment.

Learn more about what causes varicose veins.

Treatment Options

Our physicians will choose the treatment option that is right for you. In addition to surgical vein removal, we offer that latest minimally invasive treatment options in a convenient outpatient setting including compression stockings, radiofrequency, laser therapy and injection therapy, among others.

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