Henry Ford Allegiance Health vascular surgeons specialize in the treatment of disorders of the blood and blood vessels. They perform surgery on nearly all veins and arteries, with the exception of blood vessels within the brain and heart.
Comprehensive Vascular Management
The department of Vascular Surgery provides comprehensive vascular management, from vascular stenting to complex bypass repairs necessary to save a limb. Some of these procedures include:
Open arterial repair (also called a bypass procedure)
One of the most common types of arterial aneurysms begins with a weakness in the wall of the popliteal artery. In the open repair procedure, the blood vessel behind the knee is tied up or removed and a small artery is created using a vein on the same leg.
Endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
A repair to a widened portion of the aorta, the major blood vessel bringing blood to the abdomen, pelvis, and legs. It involves the placement of a synthetic fabric graft supported by a metal stent. Two small incisions are made for the placement of the graft into the vessel. This is done without surgically opening the blood vessel or removing any tissue.
A surgical procedure to create an access portal in an arm or leg that allows blood to be removed and returned quickly and safely during kidney dialysis.
A minimally invasive, outpatient procedure that treats varicose veins, venous insufficiency and venous reflux. This is a faster and less painful alternative to the traditional vein-stripping operation.
Carotid artery endarterectomy
A surgical procedure to restore blood flow by removing the inner lining of a carotid artery that has become damaged or thickened with plaque. When plaque builds up, small pieces can break off, causing a stroke. Removing plaque will help prevent this from happening.
An effective treatment for varicose and spider veins, sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution directly into a vein, causing it to scar and collapse. As a result, the blood is rerouted through healthier veins
Lower extremity bypass
A procedure performed to reroute blood flow around a blocked blood vessel in the leg, using a graft to create a new pathway for blood flow.
Clinical Background & Experience
Vascular surgery encompasses the diagnosis and management of disorders of the arterial, venous and lymphatic circulatory systems, excluding the circulatory vessels intrinsic to the heart and brain. At least 10 years of post-graduate education is required of vascular surgeons.
The surgeons at Henry Ford Allegiance Vascular Health have extensive knowledge, skills and understanding of medical science relative to the vascular system. They have also gained significant experience in all types of vascular disease, including diagnosis, medical treatment and reconstructive vascular surgical and endovascular techniques.
Having offered vascular surgery services since 2005, our surgeons have performed hundreds of minimally invasive procedures involving the repair of aneurysms, as well as providing continuing follow-up care.
Local Anesthesia & Sedation
Henry Ford Allegiance Health is one of the few hospitals in Michigan to offer patients local anesthesia with sedation during venous and arterial surgical procedures. This gives the anesthesiologist and surgeon great flexibility in tailoring the degree of anesthesia to the needs of the patient.
We are able to provide many procedures on an outpatient basis that once required patients to stay overnight in the hospital, including radiofrequency ablation for treatment of varicose veins.
Excellent Clinical Outcomes
The Henry Ford Allegiance vascular surgery program has consistently achieved excellent results, including lower complication and infection rates, and a shorter length of stay than state and national averages.