Vascular Surgery Services
Vascular disease, one of the leading causes of death in the US, is a condition that affects the arteries and/or veins by blocking or weakening blood vessels, or damaging the valves in veins.
Vascular Surgery is one of Fallbrook Hospital’s newest services launched in 2010 and includes minimally invasive advanced surgical procedures for treatment of vascular disease.
- Advanced minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins - short outpatient procedures that eliminate the pain and discomfort of varicose veins.
- Endovenous Ablation with Radiofrequency - a relatively new technique for treating superficial saphenous vein reflux. A tiny catheter is positioned into the diseased vein under ultrasound guidance and the radiofrequency of the catheter creates thermal energy that shrinks the diseased vein.
- Stab Phlebectomy – a procedure (in part cosmetic), used to treat tributary varicosities. The skin incisions are very small, and a small hook is used to remove the vein.
- Endovascular and Open Procedures to Treat Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) - minimally invasive procedures using angioplasty balloon, stent, and bypass to improve circulation to the legs.
- Endovascular Stent - a small tube composed of metal mesh is used to open up blocked arteries.
- Femoropopliteal Bypass (Fem-pop) - a graft is used to create a new blood flow pathway to the leg when the current blood flow is decreased or blocked.
- Carotid Endarterectomy - a procedure performed to remove blockage in the carotid arteries to prevent stroke.
- Dialysis Access Procedures – used to provide vascular access for patients with acute or chronic renal failure who require hemodialysis. Types of access devices include Areteriovenous (AV) shunts (fistula or graft), temporary dialysis catheters (used for days or weeks), and a flexible abdominal catheter for peritoneal dialysis (used for removal of fluid and toxins).