At the Heart and Vascular Center at Washington Health System, our board-certified physicians and surgeons offer minimally invasive vascular surgery procedures and treatments to give you the care you need. From treating varicose veins to repairing aortic aneurysms, we provide advanced, quality services with compassionate, close-to-home care.
RF Treatment for Varicose Veins
RF treatment, also called radiofrequency ablation, is a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure. It uses heat to cauterize varicose veins. There are no surgical incisions or stitches, and most patients are able to return to their normal activities the same day. For the majority of patients, relief begins immediately after their procedure.
Minimally Invasive Techniques for Arterial or Venous Insufficiency
Venous insufficiency occurs when the veins in your legs are unable to transfer blood back to your heart. Treatments for venous insufficiency range from stents to surgical procedures.
Stents are small mesh tubes that hold a vein or artery open so blood can flow more easily. Stents are often used in the treatment of cardiovascular disease but may also be used for peripheral artery disease. The insertion of stents is a minimally invasive procedure, and most patients recover from the procedure in a matter of days.
Alternatively, your provider may recommend vascular surgery procedures for treatment, such as:
- cardiac valve repair or replacement
- coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)
Learn more about cardiothoracic surgery at Washington Health System.
Advanced Wound Care
If a wound does not heal for six weeks, it is classified as nonhealing and will likely require further medical care. Wounds may not heal well due to diabetes, poor circulation or certain vascular diseases.
The WHS Wound and Skin Healing Centers in Washington and Greene counties offer advanced services to heal nonhealing wounds quickly and efficiently. Patients can also participate in vascular studies.
Learn more about our Wound and Skin Healing Centers.
Limb-salvage surgery is often used in cancer treatments, but it can also be used to treat vascular damage and prevent lower limb amputation from peripheral artery disease, neuropathy or diabetes. The procedure involves removing damaged tissue from a limb while leaving the limb intact. It is designed to maintain the limb’s appearance and function.
Limb-salvage surgery requires high levels of expertise. Our surgeons are capable of providing this advanced treatment.
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