The incidence and prevalence of vascular disease are on the rise,
given the growing elderly population. In 2005, the U.S. Census reported
there were more than 67 million people aged 55 and older. It
anticipates that number to rise to more than 87 million in 2015.To
optimize your patients’ vascular health, vascular surgeons now perform a
variety of new, minimally invasive, catheter based endovascular
procedures in addition to traditional surgical approaches to therapy.
These catheter-based treatments include stenting of the carotid
artery, endovascular repair of abdominal or thoracic aortic aneurysms,
atherectomy or angioplasty devices used to clear lower extremity
arteries of plaque, and less invasive therapies for varicose veins.
Vascular surgeons offer a full range of less invasive and simpler
treatment options for your patients with vascular problems. Treated
patients often quickly resume normal activities following short
These new endovascular treatment options are incorporated with
the time-honored operative techniques we have always used for more
complex vascular problems. Please be assured of our ongoing commitment
to continue to do what we have always done bestâ€”provide the full
range of vascular services for your patients, including both diagnosis
and disease treatment, as described in the enclosed brochure.
Vascular surgeons have partnered with primary care physicians in
managing patients with vascular disease for more than 50 years. We look
forward to working with you in caring for your patients with peripheral