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Vascular Surgery & Intervention

Metrolina Surgical Specialists specilizes in the treatment of peripheral arterial and venous diseases.

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Metrolina Surgical Specialists performs most vascular treatments using newer, minimally invasive procedures such as Angioplasty, Stents, and Atherectomy. Many of these procedures are office-based, with offers patients an enhanced alternative to the typical outpatient hospital experience.

As the population ages, vascular disease--which affects the blood vessels outside the heart, including the carotid arteries, the aorta, and the veins and arteries in the legs and arms--is becoming more prevalent. Vascular disease can lead to morbidity, limb loss, and because of the significant association with cardiac and cerobrovascular disease, myocardial infarction, stroke and death.

Similar to cardiovascular disease, peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is caused by the buildup of fat and cholesterol, known as plaque, which reduces or blocks normal blood flow to arteries in the vascular system. More than half of the people with PVD experience painful symptoms - severe leg pain, numbness, and slow or non-healing wounds on the feet - but many people dismiss these signs as "a normal part of aging" and don't seek medical help.

PVD affects 8 to 12 million people in the United States and is common in the older population. Those at risk of developing PVD include patients with high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol. Other contributing factors include obesity, smoking and an inactive lifestyle. If left untreated, PVD increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, amputation and even death.

Early diagnosis and treatment will help resolve these problems and can help avoid limb loss. An Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) is a simple, non-invasive test that measures the ratio of blood pressure in the ankle to that in the arm. If the blood pressure at the ankle is lower than the pressure in your arm, you may have PVD. ABI is 95% accurate. It predicts PVD 99% of the time.

Metrolina Surgical Specialists performs ABI and other non-invasive vascular studies in our office.

Charlotte Office
485 N Wendover Road
Charlotte, NC 28211
(704) 375-0404 Phone
(704) 375-0705 Fax
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907 Fitzgerald Street
Monroe, NC 28112
(704) 226-0531 Phone
(704) 292-7880 Fax
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