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Vein & Vascular Care

Experienced Vascular Surgeons

Your veins are the highway system of your body. They transport blood and vital nutrients to all areas of the body. It’s important to keep this system in good, healthy condition. Unfortunately, vascular disease is often silent and presents no noticeable symptoms when it first occurs. The good news is that your healthcare provider can assess your vascular health during your annual physical. Be sure to keep up with your vascular health, as a rupture or blockage in the arteries can lead to serious problems if left untreated.

Vascular surgeons at Paris specialize in the surgical management of blocked or obstructed arteries or veins. Vascular surgery can treat multiple vascular conditions, including peripheral vascular disease, atherosclerosis, varicose veins, and aneurysms of the aorta.

Conditions vascular surgeons treat include:

  • Varicose veins
  • Lymphedema
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Spider veins
  • Pulmonary embolism

Learn More About Vascular Procedures

Many vascular surgeries are minimally invasive, meaning only small incisions are needed to perform the operation. These procedures are often done on an outpatient basis, allowing patients to return home after the operation without staying overnight at the hospital.

Vascular surgeons provide the following treatments:

  • Angioplasty – Veins that have collapsed or become too narrow are at risk of creating a blood clot. Angioplasty is a procedure to widen the veins by inserting a small balloon into the vein and inflating it.
  • Stents – Often done with angioplasty, a stent is a small tube placed in a vein to keep it wide.
  • Catheter embolization – In this procedure, embolic agents are placed into a damaged or weakened vein to stop blood flow in the area. This will redirect blood flow to other, healthier veins.
  • Catheter-directed thrombolysis – Often used to treat deep vein thrombosis, this treatment works by guiding a catheter to a blood clot and releasing a dissolving agent to remove the clot.
  • Vein stripping – A treatment for varicose veins, this procedure removes the swollen veins from the body so that blood flow will redirect to healthier veins.

Request an appointment: Call (217) 366-2670 or request an appointment online in your patient portal.
Hours: Third Monday of each month – 8 am to 5 pm

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