Vascular medicine treats diseases affecting the arteries and veins that carry blood throughout the body. Augusta Health offers a state-of-the-art Vascular Suite that combines a full operating room and the most advanced angiography and imaging equipment, so that both surgical and radiological vascular procedures can be done at the same time.
The suite provides:
- Sophisticated anesthesia equipment
- Advanced surgical lighting
- A floating angiography table for smoother patient mobility
- Integrated radiology imaging with ceiling mounted digital imaging for high quality images, and computerized documentation
- Angiography – A procedure that uses a special dye to see inside of arteries and/or veins in various areas of the body including: abdomen, kidneys, arms, and legs.
- Balloon Angiography – The inflation of a small balloon in the vessel.
- Carotid Angiography – Examines the arteries in the neck that lead to the brain.
- Renal Angiography – A test to evaluate the arteries of the kidneys.
- Venous Angiography – Examines the veins in the body.
- Abdominal Aortograms – Examines the major artery (aorta) in the body and all the vessels that connect to the aorta.
- Upper and Lower Extremity Angiograph – Examines the arteries/veins in the extremities either arms or legs.
- Arterial/Venous Fistulogram – Examines the vessels of patients, who are having or need dialysis.
- Intravascular Stenting – Uses a metal stent (tube) to hold the vessel open.
- TPA (Tissue Plasminogen Activator Thrombolysis) – Infusion of drug to break up clots.
- Percutaneous Arthrectomy – The removal of calcium in vessels.
- Endovascular Aortic Abdominal Aneurysm Repair – Repair of the abdominal aorta that has developed an aneurysm (bulging area).