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Vascular Surgery at Magee-Womens Hospital

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Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC’s Vascular Surgery program provides the women and men of our region convenient access to a full spectrum of vascular and endovascular surgery services, as well as other artery and vein services.

Reasons to See a Vascular Surgeon

Referrals to a vascular surgeon usually are made through a patient's primary care physician and are based on indications of or risk factors for common vascular ailments, such as:

  • Leg artery blockages which can cause pain with walking
  • Strokes or mini-strokes (Transient ischemic attack)
  • Varicose veins
  • Persistent foot sores in patients with vascular disease or diabetes

Conditions We Treat

In a welcoming and convenient setting, we offer consultations, second opinions, and diagnosis and treatment of numerous conditions, including:

  • Aneurysms (localized, blood-filled bulge in a blood vessel)
  • Carotid stenosis (narrowing of the neck artery)
  • Leg ischemia (lack of blood and oxygen to the legs)
  • Leg ulcers (wound due to improper functioning of leg veins)
  • Varicose veins (enlarged and twisted veins)
  • Dialysis (blood filtration) access needs

Our Services

The vascular surgery program at Magee offers patients a comprehensive blend of services to bring relief for the conditions listed above. Surgery options include:

  • Vein sclerotherapy (vein shrinking)
  • Laser vein ablation (laser assisted vein disintegration)
  • Full arterial surgery
  • Endovascular (minimally invasive) options for treating aneurysms, leg artery blockages, and carotid artery stenosis
  • Creation and maintenance of dialysis access