Vascular Surgery Services
Kettering Health’s vascular surgery team performs both traditional open surgeries and minimally invasive procedures. We prioritize providing you with the best treatment options to improve your quality of life.
What Is Vascular Surgery?
Vascular surgery refers to surgical procedures involving the veins and arteries. Our vascular surgeons focus on the circulatory system of the neck, arms, legs, and torso—every area of your body except the heart.
We recommend vascular surgery when blood no longer flows properly to one or more parts of the body. Our surgeons use specialized skills and advanced tools to remove blood clots or bypass clogged arteries. We also insert stents (small mesh tubes) to open narrowed arteries, among other procedures.
Vascular Conditions Requiring Surgery
We treat a range of vascular diseases and peripheral vascular diseases (PAD) at Kettering Health. These conditions include the following:
- Amputation: Full or partial removal of a limb
- Aortic aneurysm: Enlarged or “bulging” main artery that runs through the torso to the heart
- Atherosclerosis: Narrowed or “hardened” arteries that restrict blood flow
- Chronic wounds: Wounds that reoccur or do not heal
- Thrombosis: Blood clot that forms inside a vein or artery
- Varicose veins: Painful swollen veins in the legs
Vascular Surgery Treatments
Your vascular surgeon works with you to plan a surgical treatment specific to your condition. Treatment may include the following:
- Atherectomy and endarterectomy to clean plaque out of clogged or narrowed arteries in the neck or leg
- Bypass graft to reroute the blood flow around a permanently clogged artery
- Phlebectomy to remove varicose veins
- Revascularization, which involves bypass or stenting procedures to increase blood flow and encourage wound healing
- Thrombectomy to remove blood clots