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Vascular Surgery

The UK HealthCare Vascular and Endovascular Surgery team offers a comprehensive array of treatment plans that varies from conservative management of the causes and risk factors of vascular disease to complex open and endovascular approaches. The types of vascular problems addressed include, but are not limited to:

  • Thoracic and abdominal aneurysms
  • Carotid disease
  • Renal artery disease
  • Lower extremity arterial insufficiency

The Vein Clinic, located at UK Good Samaritan Hospital, provides comprehensive management of venous disorders. A Wound Care Clinic is also offered at Good Samaritan Hospital.

  • Specialties

    • Ankle/brachial index (ABI) testing
    • Aortic aneurysms 
    • Atherectomy
    • Carotid artery disease 
    • Carotid stenting
    • Diabetic ulcers
    • Endovascular surgery
    • Femoral aneurysms
    • Hemodialysis access 
    • Ischemic nephropathy
    • Lymphedema 
    • Mesenteric ischemia
    • Occlusive disease
    • Peripheral arterial disease 
    • Renal artery disease 
    • Renal stents
    • Stents
    • Varicose veins 
    • Vein ablations
    • Venous insufficiency 
    • Venous reconstructive surgery
    • Venous stasis
  • Risk Factors for Vascular Disease

    A risk factor is anything that may increase a person's chance of developing a disease. Risk factors associated with vascular disease include circumstances that can be changed or treated and factors that cannot be changed.

    Risk factors that cannot be changed include:

    • Age
    • Family history of heart disease
    • Family history of hypertension (high blood pressure) or peripheral vascular disease
    • Male gender
    • Untreated diabetes
    • Postmenopausal women

    Risk factors that can be changed or treated, especially through lifestyle adjustments, include:

    • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
    • Obesity
    • Physical inactivity
    • Smoking or the use of tobacco products

    Individuals who smoke or have diabetes have the highest risk of complications from vascular diseases because these risk factors can cause impaired blood flow.

    The UK Vascular Surgery team works together to offer patients the most up-to-date information on the latest diagnosis and treatment methods. Call 859-257-1000 or toll free 800-333-8874 for an appointment.