Vascular Surgery

Welcome to Vital Heart & Vein’s Vascular Surgery Center

Experience revitalized health and vitality at Vital Heart & Vein’s world-renowned Vascular Surgery Center. We are at the forefront of vascular treatment innovation. Our operating philosophy prioritizes your well-being above all, employing state-of-the-art, minimally invasive procedures intended to expedite your recovery while minimizing discomfort and potential complications.

At Vital Heart & Vein, our comprehensive treatment approach involves Medical Therapy, Vascular Intervention, and Exercise Therapy. Recognizing the uniqueness of each patient, these therapies can be employed independently or in combination to create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your individual requirements and health objectives.

Additionally, our center seamlessly integrates specialized vascular care with podiatric expertise—a pioneering approach, making us one of the only vascular centers to provide such comprehensive treatment.

Adhering to the principle that “Preserving a limb is saving a life,” our skilled group of vascular surgeons and podiatrists join forces to protect and rejuvenate the functionality of our patients’ limbs, thus ensuring their overall quality of life remains intact.

Join us at the Vital Heart & Vein’s Vascular Surgery Center, where we couple world-class expertise with compassionate care, paving the way for healthier lives.

from left, Louis Smith, MHNE CEO; Dr. Ping Wong, Cardiac Cath Lab medical director; Dr. Marcy Lim, Chest Pain Center medical director; Dr. Mazen Ganim, who performed the first invasive cardiology procedure

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Unraveling the Silent Nature of Strokes

Often, strokes are perceived as dramatic, immediate, and unmistakable health events. However, the truth is, many strokes go unnoticed, misinterpreted, or are even entirely asymptomatic. ‘Silent strokes’ are a far more common phenomenon than people realize.

Silent strokes can be difficult to identify because they generally don’t present typical stroke symptoms like severe headaches, dizziness, or loss of coordination. Often, they affect parts of the brain not associated with visible functions, thus making detection more challenging without medical imaging.

It’s important to note that even though they may not cause noticeable symptoms, silent strokes still inflict damage to the brain and can contribute to an increased risk of future strokes and cognitive decline.

Regular check-ups, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and addressing risk factors can greatly reduce your likelihood of experiencing a silent stroke. At Vital Heart & Vein, our expert medical team uses advanced diagnostics to identify and manage silent strokes, aiming to protect your cognitive health and overall well-being

Symptoms Of Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a common yet serious vascular condition affecting millions worldwide. If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, it’s crucial that you consult the experienced team at Vital Heart & Vein:

  1. Painful leg cramps during walking or exercise (claudication)
  2. Leg numbness or weakness
  3. Cold or discolored lower extremities
  4. Sores on legs or feet that heal slowly or not at all
  5. Headaches, dizziness, or lightheadedness
  6. Erectile dysfunction in men

These symptoms can signal PAD and potentially lead to serious complications if left untreated. At Vital Heart & Vein, our proactive and multidisciplinary approach to PAD helps identify the underlying causes, facilitating timely intervention to restore your health. Trust us as your partner in navigating your journey towards improved cardiovascular well-being and a higher quality of life.


Angioplasty, Stent & Atherectomy

A primary component of our services is our ability to provide angioplasty, stent insertion, and atherectomy procedures. Our highly experienced team excels in these minimally invasive procedures aimed at restoring blood flow in clogged or narrowed arteries. Angioplasty uses a small balloon to widen the artery, stent insertion helps to keep the artery open, and atherectomy scrubs away plaque build-up. Employing these advanced strategies, we focus on mitigating risks, reducing symptoms and enhancing your life quality.

Carotid Endarterectomy

Carotid Endarterectomy is a critical surgical procedure offered at Vital Heart & Vein. It’s primarily used to prevent strokes in individuals experiencing significant blockages in their carotid arteries. Our proficient team excels in carefully removing fatty deposits (plaque) from these arteries, thereby restoring regular blood flow to your brain. With our commitment to patient care and utilizing industry-leading techniques, we play a pivotal role in significantly reducing the risk of stroke.

Dialysis Access – AV Fistula & Graft

Maintaining efficient and comfortable dialysis access is critical to patients requiring dialysis treatments. We specialize in providing expert care in constructing and caring for dialysis access points such as Arteriovenous (AV) fistulas and grafts. Our well-equipped team employs both surgical and minimally invasive procedures to create these lifelines, designed to withstand repeated needling for dialysis. 

Surgical Bypass

At Vital Heart & Vein, we offer comprehensive cardiovascular care including Surgical Bypass procedures. This technique, performed by our highly skilled team, is pivotal in treating severe blockages in arteries which aren’t amenable to less invasive treatments. The bypass procedure involves grafting a vessel from another part of the body to circumvent the obstructed artery, restoring blood flow. 

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

One such modern, life-changing procedure we offer is Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). Ideally suited for patients with severe aortic stenosis who may be at high risk for traditional open-heart surgery, TAVR offers a less invasive way to replace the aortic valve. Using a catheter, our skilled team facilitates valve replacement, greatly reducing the recovery time and risk associated with major surgeries.

Transcarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR)

A key offering at our center is Transcarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) — a clinically-proven, minimally invasive procedure used to treat carotid artery disease. Our skilled TCAR experts utilize this state-of-the-art technique to significantly reduce the risk of stroke, streamline patient recovery, and enhance overall treatment outcomes.