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Vascular Disease

Vascular Disease services offered in Sheboygan and Milwaukee, WI.

As you age, your risk for vascular diseases like blood clots, stroke, and coronary artery disease increases. At Third Coast Vascular, advanced technologies are available to screen for and diagnose a range of vascular conditions in adults. The team customizes a care plan to prevent the progression of vascular disease. They perform image-guided procedures like embolization and sclerotherapy in-office and continue to monitor your vascular health during follow-up visits. Call the Milwaukee or Sheboygan, Wisconsin, office to schedule a vascular disease consultation, or book an appointment online today. 

Vascular Disease Q & A

What is vascular disease?

Vascular disease describes conditions that affect the structures creating your vascular system, including your arteries, veins, and capillaries.

Arteries are vessels that carry oxygenated blood from your heart to the rest of your body while your veins bring blood and waste products back to your heart. Capillaries are tiny vessels connecting arteries to your veins.

Conditions that cause vascular dysfunction include:

  • Stroke
  • Aneurysm
  • Blood clots
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Varicose veins
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Chronic venous insufficiency

Third Coast Vascular offers various diagnostic services on-site to assess your vascular health. The physicians personalize a care plan to address your vascular symptoms and treat their root cause. They also offer preventive resources to deter additional vascular complications.

When should I seek medical care for vascular disease?

Schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Third Coast Vascular if you have symptoms that relate to vascular disease. These symptoms often affect your extremities and can include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Cramping
  • Sores or ulcers
  • Skin discoloration
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Enlarged, twisted veins

You may also need preventive screenings for stroke, coronary artery disease and other vascular conditions if you have a smoking history, high cholesterol, high blood pressure (hypertension), or other risk factors.

The physicians complete a physical exam and review your personal and family medical histories. They may also order a vascular ultrasound or other imaging test to assess blood flow through your vessels and identify blood clots.

How is vascular disease treated?

Third Coast Vascular offers customized care plans based on the type of vascular disease you have and the severity of your symptoms.

Some vascular conditions are manageable with lifestyle changes, diet improvements, daily exercise, and stress reduction. If these strategies aren’t enough, vascular specialists may recommend:

  • Medications
  • Stenting
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Embolization
  • Vein removal surgery
  • Salvage procedures for dialysis access

The specialists perform image-guided interventions in-office and use state-of-the-art technology to achieve successful outcomes. 

Wound care services are also available on-site to treat leg or foot ulcers that develop due to venous insufficiency or another vascular disease.

The physicians continue to monitor your success with treatment during follow-up visits. They may also recommend routine vascular screenings to identify blood clots and vessel damage before you experience additional complications.

Call the Third Coast Vascular office near you to schedule a vascular disease consultation, or book an appointment online today.