Vascular Diagnosis and Treatment

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Why does Vascular Treatment Matter?

Your vascular system is made up of a system of many flexible tubes. Some of the tubes are tiny, and some are large. This system of tubes (which are veins, arteries, and lymph nodes) moves blood, oxygen, and nutrients throughout your entire body. Through this system, your body organs and tissues receive oxygen and nutrients. This complete system is known as your vascular system.

Sometimes, this system of tubes fails. Whether it’s arterial, venous, or lymphatic insufficiency, this can make it hard for you body to receive the nutrients it needs for optimal health. At BoxBar Vascular, our team specializes in diagnosing and treating venous insufficiency.

In the United States, venous insufficiency is ten times more common that arterial insufficiency, and is often unrecognized by patients and providers. Venous insufficiency impacts 25 to 40 million people in the United States, which is more than three times the total patients with coronary artery or heart disease.

How Can BoxBar Help?

Dr. Ellen Derrick can diagnose the following potential vascular system issues – DVT or Deep Vein Thrombosis (a blood clot in the leg), carotid artery stenosis, which is a risk factor for a heart attack and stroke. She can also diagnose abdominal aortic aneurysms, which is what killed Albert Einstein and Lucille Ball, PVD or peripheral vascular disease (narrowing of the arteries in the legs) and determine if a diabetic patient’s wounds are not healing due to poor circulation. While Dr. Derrick does not do wound care, she can refer you to a local physician who is excellent at treating wound care.

Treatment Options

Once your diagnosis is confirmed, there are several treatment options available to you. There are minimally invasive options such as catheter-based and stent procedures. There are options which combine minimally invasive procedures with some surgical procedures. Patients have great results with these “hybrid” procedures. Depending on the level of need, there are also surgical-only options to consider.

Once a diagnosis is made, Dr. Ellen Derrick will review all the options with you and together you will decide on your best treatment course. She is highly skilled in the latest techniques and procedures to treat vascular system problems, and you can relax, knowing you are in the very best hands. Her care is all patient-centered care, and you are her top priority.

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