Vascular & Endovascular Surgery

The circulatory system is one of the most complex and vital systems in the body, moving blood, nutrients, oxygen and other important substances to and from the cells through a network of organs and vessels. Proper functioning of the system is vital to health, enabling your internal organs to function properly. Because of its large size and many responsibilities, the vascular system is also more vulnerable to disease.

Our team is equipped with the knowledge, experience, innovation and most up-to-the-minute research to treat vascular conditions successfully and, in many cases, with greatly reduced recovery times. We specialize in the treatment of aortic and peripheral vascular aneurysms, peripheral vascular disease, arterial occlusive disease, carotid artery disease, thoracic outlet syndrome, vascular trauma, extra-cranial cerebrovascular disease, arterial occlusive disease, venous diseases and grafts for dialysis access.

 
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Aortic Aneurysm Surgery

Aneurysms of the aorta can pose a serious health risk if they become large or rupture. The purpose of elective aneurysm repair is to prevent mortality from rupture. Our surgeons are experienced and skilled in open and endovascular repair of aneurysms involving the abdominal and descending thoracic aorta.

Carotid Artery Surgery

Carotid artery disease is the second leading cause of stroke. Patients who are experiencing stroke-like symptoms called TIA’s and have been identified with significant carotid artery disease as the cause, should seek treatment to prevent a potential stoke. Our surgeons provide all options for management of carotid artery disease including: carotid endarterectomy, trans-femoral carotid stenting and TCAR.

Management of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

Medical management and exercise is an important first step in the management of non-limb threatening PAD, which causes cramping of the leg muscles and is known as claudication. For more serious PAD, which can cause continuous pain at rest and non-healing wounds, an immediate vascular evaluation should be sought out. Our surgeons offer a full range of treatment for patients who have serious PAD or who have not achieved satisfactory results with medical management and exercise, including angioplasty, stenting and bypass surgery.

 

Patient Information

Our vascular surgeons provide care at the following location:

OU Physicians Building
General Surgery
825 NE 10th Street, 4G
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
405-271-1400


Preparing for Surgery

As with most medical procedures, preparation in advance of your cardiac surgery can help ease anxiety as well as make for a smoother recovery and experience overall. Your care team will make sure you have all information and knowledge necessary, but as a general guideline, here are a few things to be prepared for:

  • If you’re a smoker, there has never been a better time to quit. Not only is it better for your health in general, it will help decrease your chances of developing pulmonary complications such as pneumonia. It is ideal to be smoke-free for at least three weeks prior to surgery.
  • Discuss with your care team prior to surgery every medication you take so any necessary precautions can be taken.
  • If your doctor has given you breathing exercises, be sure to follow the recommended usage to help reduce the risk of complications after surgery.
  • The night before your surgery, organize clothing and any supplies you want to take with you.
  • Have a designated person as your primary contact and provide their information to your care team before surgery.
  • Be sure to eat a healthy diet prior to surgery to help give your body the nutrients it needs to recover well. However, do not eat or drink past midnight the night before surgery.
  • Be aware of your health leading up to surgery. If you develop a fever or cold prior to surgery, contact your doctor as soon as possible for an evaluation.