Since 1993 when Saint Thomas Health surgeons performed the region’s first endovascular surgical treatment of an abdominal aortic aneurysm, our vascular surgery program has remained the region’s leader for excellence in patient care and surgical results. Our program has a long-standing commitment to providing patients with the safest, most advanced surgical treatment options available with an emphasis on the diagnosis and management of carotid artery disease, aortic aneurysms, and poor circulation to the legs and the abdominal organs.
Vascular and endovascular procedures are performed in our newly built state-of-the-art Artis Zeego Hybrid Operating Room. This highly advanced surgical suite accommodates both complex and less invasive procedures with the latest technologies that enhance efficiency, quality and patient safety. The operating room utilizes the most advanced surgical technology and equipment available today, which allows physicians to perform procedures with greater precision and efficiency. In addition, physicians of varying specialties are able to work in unison to diagnose and treat patients simultaneously within the same operating suite. Patient benefits include reduced infections and faster recovery times.
Lee Vaden, double amputee
Lee Vaden of Lebanon, TN's favorite thing to do is take long walks. He thought he'd lost his passion forever when the 43-year-old lost both of his legs to diabetes. Vaden thought he would never walk again. Today, things are much different.
Our board certified vascular and endovascular surgeons offer their patients the latest diagnosis and treatment options for a wide variety of vascular problems, including Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), Lower Extremity Vein Disease and poor circulation from blockages or narrowing of the arteries that can lead to strokes or Aneurysms. With a dedicated team approach, our vascular and endovascular surgeons work with physicians trained in cardiovascular issues, neurological system conditions and others specialties to diagnose and map an individualized treatment plan for each unique patient’s condition.
Screening for vascular problems can often be done with minimal difficulty.
There are more vascular surgeons associated with Saint Thomas than are normally found in any comparable-sized health system, This is to assure that patients don't have to travel long distances to access the best vascular care available. You can get your best care right at home.