Vascular Surgery at its Finest.

The Heart and Vascular Center at St. Luke's Hospital uses advanced techniques to diagnose and treat vascular disease.

Forty percent of patients diagnosed with heart disease also have peripheral vascular disease, which is any condition affecting the body’s blood vessels (vascular system). Some common symptoms of peripheral vascular disease include pain in one or both calves, thighs or hips, or a sore that doesn’t heal on the toes, feet or legs.

For many, peripheral artery disease is a chronic condition that has slowly diminished their quality of life. In these cases, our vascular specialists perform diagnostic and interventional procedures to restore blood flow and help our patients resume a more active lifestyle.

Vascular Surgery Options

  • Endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Endovascular repair of thoracic aortic aneurysms, thoracic aortic dissections and thoracoabdominal aneurysms, including hybrid aortic procedures
  • Open surgical reconstructions and balloon angioplasty and stenting in all vascular areas
  • Endovascular intervention, such as angioplasty and stenting
  • Bypass surgery and endovascular therapy for peripheral artery disease and gangrene of the limbs
  • Carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting
  • Treatment for Carotid Body Tumors and other vascular tumors
  • Endovascular intervention and open bypass surgery for mesenteric and renal arteries
  • Endovenous laser therapy and open surgical intervention for varicose veins and venous ulcers
  • Endovascular and open surgical reconstruction for deep vein occlusions
  • Hemodialysis access
  • Treatment of thoracic outlet syndrome

Robotic Vascular Surgery

Robotic surgery is a less-invasive option that can reduce the pain and risk associated with traditional surgery while improving outcomes and allowing for quicker recovery. By using the xi version of the Intuitive da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System, our experienced surgeons can operate through small incisions with a high degree of precision and control.

Surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome is one case in which the small, precise instruments of the xi da Vinci® Surgical System excel.

Using this incredible robotic system, your surgeon can safely and precisely remove the compressive and cervical bands of the scalene muscle to relieve pressure and alleviate discomfort and numbness.

At St. Luke’s Heart & Vascular Center we believe in always moving forward, continually advancing our knowledge, skills and facilities, to provide the best, most advanced vascular surgery options and post-operative care in Northwest Ohio.