Advanced Vascular Care at Medical City Dallas Hospital
We are a team of specialists with one top priority: our patients.
The Vascular Center at Medical City offers a truly multidisciplinary approach to vascular care. Our specialists work as a team to meet all of our patients’ needs for peripheral vascular disease, endovascular services, diabetes management, wound care and stroke prevention on one campus. A panel of board-certified vascular/thoracic surgeons, interventional cardiologists, interventional radiologists and specially trained nurses form our vascular team provide comprehensive care.
Medical City is dedicated to the well-being of our patients. That’s why our integrated team of physicians collaborate to diagnose each patient’s condition and determine the most effective treatment for that individual. By working together, our entire vascular team provides the best possible care in one convenient place.
We offer comprehensive care from a collaborative approach.
- Our specialists provide a truly multidisciplinary approach to vascular care to offer the best possible treatment.
- Our team meets all of our patients’ needs for peripheral vascular disease, endovascular services, diabetes management, wound care and stroke prevention in one convenient place.
- Medical City’s Vascular Lab, a state-of-the-art, completely digital facility, was one of the first in Dallas to be accredited for high quality patient care by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL).
Screening and Diagnosis
The Vascular Disease Foundation recommends that men and women over the age of 40 should be screened for vascular disease. Medical City’s Vascular Center hosts comprehensive studies to provide anatomic, pathologic and hemodynamic diagnostic data. Testing is conducted by Medical City’s Vascular Lab, a state-of-the-art, completely digital facility. In fact, it was one of the first in Dallas to be accredited for high quality patient care by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL). Our specially trained technologists and board-certified physicians perform and interpret an array of noninvasive inpatient and outpatient studies.
We offer cerebrovascular profiles to evaluate carotid artery and vertebral artery disease. Digital color-flow duplex imaging is utilized to detect stenosis and stroke potential. Plaque characterization is performed to predict the risk of embolization and plaque ruptures.
With venous profiles, our specialists detect venous thrombus or thrombophlebitis in the upper and lower extremities. By combining a color-flow Doppler exam with B-mode imaging, we evaluate clot localization, venous flow, venous insufficiency, varicose veins and extremity swelling.
Peripheral Arterial Profiles
Our specialists conduct peripheral arterial profiles to assess the arterial blood flow in upper and lower extremities. Circulatory blockages are located with Doppler imaging, pressure measurements and graphic pulsatility. Evaluations for hemodialysis access are also performed with the same modalities.
We also offer impotence profiles for the evaluation of penile blood flow utilizing pressure measurements. Both Doppler imaging and graphic chart recordings are used to indicate the patency of the arteries. After any tests are conducted, we fax or electronically send a complete report of the results and our team’s interpretation to the office of the patient’s physician within 24 hours. As soon as a condition is diagnosed, our specialists are ready to provide successful treatment and ongoing care.