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Advanced Vascular Surgery

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For patients whose vascular condition is at a more advanced stage, minimally-invasive endovascular surgery may not be appropriate. Traditional vascular surgery is performed with a larger incision, allowing the surgeon better access to the treatment area.

Every patient referred to Deborah Specialty Physicians for a vascular condition undergoes a thorough screening to assess his or her health status and the progression of the condition. While our first priority is to address the patient’s condition with medication and/or a diet and exercise program, some patients will require surgical intervention. Our surgical teams recommend endovascular procedures whenever appropriate because they are less invasive.


Vascular surgery may be
recommended for any of the following:

  • Carotid endarterectomy for critical carotid stenosis
  • Lower extremity bypass for severe peripheral arterial disease
  • Distal bypass surgery for limb salvage
  • Dialysis access surgery for end stage renal disease
  • Open aortic aneurysm repair for abdominal aortic aneurysm
Senior with leg cramps.

Do Your Legs Hurt?

In the United States, more than 18 million Americans suffer from Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) which is the hardening of the arteries — also known as “atherosclerosis” — in the limbs, often the legs. Approximately 20 percent of individuals over the age of 60 have PAD, and many of those with PAD do not experience any symptoms, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Peripheral Artery Disease can reduce mobility and increase the risk for heart attack and stroke. If left untreated, PAD can be fatal.

Because vascular disease develops over time, it is important to lead a healthy lifestyle through awareness, prevention and risk reduction.

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Kane Chang, MD

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Thomas Barnes, MD

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David Chiapaikeo, MD

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Vijay Kamath, MD

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