As part of the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC Passavant, board-certified vascular surgeons provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for the entire spectrum of circulatory disorders.
Vascular surgeons treat patients who have peripheral vascular disease – when arteries throughout the body are blocked - which can cause:
If the blocked arteries in the leg are too advanced, a person’s leg can be threatened.
Vascular surgeons also treat vein disorders, including:
They also provide aggressive wound care and treatment for thoracic outlet syndrome, a group of disorders that affect nerves and blood vessels in the area between the base of the neck and the armpit.
UPMC Passavant’s Vascular Interventional Laboratory and Vascular Surgical Service host a range of state-of-the-art procedures such as:
Advanced and minimally invasive options often are used as well, including: