Mercy is a vascular center of excellence that uses state-of-the-art technology and talented physicians from a variey of disciplines to treat a broad range of disorders involving the arteries and veins outside the heart.
Because vascular disease is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the nation and Siouxland, Mercy's expertise is a valuable asset to the regional community. Early intervention in the overall progression of vascular disease may not only prevent a more serious medical emergency such as a stroke or the amputation of a limb, but it can also help patients live longer and experience better quality of life.
A vascular surgeon, neurosurgeons, general surgeons, an interventional radiologist and interventional cardiologists perform a number of specialized vascular procedures at Mercy. Carotid endarterectomies (surgical procedures that clear the major blood vessels in the neck of fatty buildup) prevent a blood flow blockage that could lead to a stroke. Circulation problems in peripheral areas of the body, such as the legs, are effectively treated by unblocking clogged arteries with balloon angioplasty and stents. Mercy has been very successful with minimally invasive procedures to treat thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms and carotid, renal and vascular diseases.
Physicians involved in vascular services are supported by staff members in the Mercy Heart Center, surgical services, radiology and many other departments and units throughout the hospital.
For more information about vascular services at Mercy, call 712-279-2878.