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Vascular Surgery

The Detroit Medical Center Vascular Surgery program provides comprehensive medical care, minimally invasive endovascular treatment, open surgical procedures and hybrid operations, combining minimally invasive procedures and open operations.

Our vascular surgery program offers state-of-the-art, comprehensive care for patients with arterial, venous and lymphatic diseases.

Vascular conditions
Vascular Care refers to the care and treatment of problems in the vascular system, which includes arteries, veins and lymphatics. When something interrupts the essential functions of the vascular system, you may need to see a vascular disease specialist or vascular surgeon. Vascular Specialists manage diseases and conditions of the circulatory system. The following is a list of conditions that Vascular Specialists treat:

Aortic Surgery

  • Open thoracic and abdominal aneurysm repair
  • Aortic surgery for occlusive disease
  • Aortofemoral bypass
  • Mesenteric bypass
  • Renal bypass
  • Minimally invasive aortic surgery
  • Thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair – TEVAR
  • Abdominal endovascular aneurysm repair – EVAR
  • Endovascular fenestrations for thoraco-abdominal aneurysm repair
  • Iliac artery stenting
  • Mesenteric artery stenting
  • Renal artery stenting

Complex Aortic Reconstructions

  • Aortic dissection/transaction repair
  • Debranching procedures in preparation for minimally invasive aneurysm repair with a stent.

Limb Salvage & Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
Do you have enough blood flow from your heart?
Arteries are the blood vessels that deliver oxygen-rich blood and nutrients from the heart to the tissues of your entire body. But if you have peripheral arterial disease (PAD), neither the oxygen nor the nutrients can get to the legs, arms and organs.

One in every 20 Americans over the age of 50 has PAD, a condition that develops when fatty deposits that limit blood flow to the legs and increase the risk for a heart attack or stroke. Men and women are equally affected by PAD, although African-Americans have an increased risk.

At Detroit Medical Center, interventional cardiologists and vascular surgeons are now using the latest imaging technology to get access to the arteries in order to treat PAD.


If you are age 50 or older, ask your doctor to check your risk for PAD. To find a doctor who can help, call 888-DMC-2500.

Signs and Symptoms of Peripheral Arterial Disease

When you develop PAD, your extremities – usually your legs – don’t receive enough blood flow to keep up with demand. This causes symptoms, most notable leg pain when walking that goes away with rest.

Physical signs in the leg that may indicate PAD include:

  • Muscle Atrophy

  • Hair Loss on the legs

  • Smooth, shiny skin on the legs

  • Skin that is cool to the touch, especially when accompanied by pain while walking that is relieved while at rest

  • Decreased or absent pulses in the feet

  • Non-healing ulcers or sores on the legs or feet

  • Cold or numb toes

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, DO NOT WAIT. Talk to a doctor. If you do not have a doctor, call 888-DMC-2500, and the DMC Health Access Center can help you locate one, and schedule an appointment.

The DMC Vascular Surgery Program offers:





  • Medical treatment for PAD
  • Non invasive vascular testing
  • Arteriography
  • Minimally invasive endovascular procedures for treatment of PAD and for limb salvage, including balloon angioplasty, stenting and atherectomy
  • Bypass surgery for the treatment of PAD and limb salvage
  • Thrombolytic therapy

Peripheral Aneurysms (Femoral, Popliteal, Subclavian, Carotid)

  • Open repair of peripheral aneurysms
  • Endovascular repair of peripheral aneurysms

Carotid Artery and Great Vessel Disease

  • Carotid endarterectomy and stenting
  • Revascularization of subclavian and innominate vessels in preparation for thoracic aneurysm endografting
  • Carotid – subcalvian bypass
  • Subclavian artery stenting
  • Carotid body tumors
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Vertebral artery reconstruction
  • Upper extremity arterial stenting and bypass

Diabetic foot wound care 

Dialysis access

  • Access creation
  • Access maintenance
  • Minimally invasive access revision

  • Comprehensive medical and surgical care
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Inflammatory Vasculitis

Venous Disease & Varicose Veins

  • Radiofrequency ablation for varicose veins
  • Microincision phlebectomy
  • Sclerotherapy
Venous insufficiency

  • Venous ulcers

Deep Vein Thrombosis

  • Pharmacomechanical Thrombectory for Acute DVT

Percutaneous Balloon Venoplasty and Stenting

Wound Care

  • Venous Ulcers
  • Diabetic Foot Ulcers
  • Arterial Ulcers
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