Our vascular surgery team specializes in the treatment of diseases of the arteries, including carotid artery disease, aortic aneurysms, peripheral artery disease, vein problems and other vascular-related issues.
Advanced Vascular Diagnostics
As part of an academic medical center, our vascular physicians are at the leading-edge of diagnosing venous and other vascular diseases. This includes a noninvasive vascular lab where certified technologists conduct tests to assess blood flow and locate blockages in blood vessels without the use of needles, catheters, dye or radiation.
Comprehensive Treatments for Vascular Disease
Our vascular surgeons are nationally recognized for delivering innovative vascular care with exceptional outcomes. We offer some of the most advanced treatment options available, including:
- Medical Management — Risk-factor modification and medications may be the best treatment approach for some patients depending on the stage of their disease.
- Endovascular Therapy — Minimally invasive, catheter-based endovascular procedures are also an option for patients. These procedures deliver a smaller incision, shorter hospital stays and, generally, less pain. Endovascular therapy can include angioplasty with stents or balloons and venous ablation.
- Thrombolytic Therapy — These catheter-based procedures involve using tissue plasminogen activator (tpa) “clot busting” medication to dissolve clots that have blocked arteries.
- Surgical Therapy — When needed, our physicians are skilled in treating patients with the latest surgical options to treat vascular disease. These can include arterial bypass, carotid endarterectomy, abdominal or thoracic aortic aneurysm repair and wound debridement.
Following a diagnosis of vascular disease, it’s important to determine if and when treatment is appropriate. Our physicians work within a multidisciplinary team to decide when immediate treatment is needed or if the patient may need treatment in the future for a slowly progressing disease.
Team Collaboration and Exceptional Staff
Our team of vascular surgeons works closely with a highly trained team of vascular and interventional radiologists who are skilled in minimally invasive and image-guided procedures. In addition our team partners with board-certified vascular medicine specialists. Together, this multidisciplinary team makes up the largest dedicated vascular care team in eastern Wisconsin. Learn more about our vascular team and exceptional staff.
FORME Aesthetic and Vein Center
Using advanced technology and techniques, a team including vascular surgeons and vascular and interventional radiologists at FORME diagnose and treat vein conditions safely and efficiently without surgery.
Vascular Second Opinion Program
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with vascular disease, we offer a robust Vascular Second Opinion Program that allows you to learn more about your disease, confirm your diagnosis and explore treatment options. To request a second opinion, call 800-272-3666.
As the only academic medical center in eastern Wisconsin, our physicians are involved in cutting-edge research and participate in local and national clinical trials that can provide patients treatment options that may not be available elsewhere.