Vascular care doctors and surgeons in Augusta, GA
Our team of highly trained, board-certified interventional radiologists and vascular surgeons offer a wide spectrum of options for vascular conditions. In addition to surgery, we offer minimally invasive techniques used for dialysis access management, venous disease and peripheral arterial disease.
For more information or for a referral to one our cardiovascular specialists, please call (706) 651-4343.
Vascular conditions we treat
Our team is able to provide care for various vascular conditions, including:
Peripheral artery disease
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is most commonly seen in the legs, but also can be present in the arteries carrying blood from your heart to your head, arms, kidneys and stomach. This buildup — called plaque — narrows your arteries, often reducing or blocking the flow of blood.
Nearly everyone who has PAD, even those who do not have leg symptoms, suffer from an inability to walk as fast or as far as they could before PAD. In all, PAD affects eight to 12 million people in the U.S., especially those who are 50 years old and older. If you are diagnosed with PAD, the sooner you are treated, the lower your risk of the disease progressing.
Varicose vein treatment
Varicose veins are chronic and recurrent conditions. The variety of treatments available does not offer a cure, but rather a control of the condition. Successfully treated veins cannot come back. However, your inborn tendency to develop new veins will not be cured by this or any other form of treatment. Our team treats venous insufficiency completely, removing all backward-flowing veins, making your treatment for varicose veins as thorough as possible.
Vascular treatment services we provide
No two conditions are alike, and your treatment should reflect that. Our team of vascular disease professionals provide services for various types of conditions or symptoms, including:
Dialysis access management
Our team treats and manages a range of vascular access issues using the latest in minimally invasive techniques in a safe and comfortable setting. We provide individualized care in a timely fashion so you can return to your normal routine with minimal disruption to your regular dialysis schedule.
Inferior vena cava filters
The inferior vena cava, or IVC, is a major blood vessel that returns deoxygenated blood from your lower body back to your heart. An IVC filter is a small, cone-shaped medical device placed into your IVC just below your kidneys to prevent blood clots in your legs from traveling to your heart and lungs. IVC filter insertion is a minimally invasive procedure and can be performed on an outpatient basis.
Interventional pain management
The goal of pain management is to provide relief of painful symptoms originating from irreversible spine conditions in place of oral medications with possible adverse side effects. Interventional pain management involves a series of therapeutic injections to particular spine areas to alleviate pain, restoring your quality of life.
Interventional oncology treatments
Interventional oncology is a subspecialty of interventional radiology focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and cancer-related problems.
Interventional oncology procedures provide minimally invasive, targeted treatment of cancer. Image guidance, the use of real-time imaging on an X-ray to visualize the location where a procedure will be performed or a device will be placed, is used in combination with the most current innovations available to treat cancerous tumors while minimizing possible injury to other organs in your body.
These techniques are reserved for cancer patients whose tumors cannot be surgically removed or effectively treated with systemic chemotherapy or anti-cancer drugs injected into a vein or given orally and travel through the bloodstream to all parts of your body. These procedures are also frequently used in combination with other therapies provided by other members of your cancer team.