What to Watch for After Vascular Surgery (Video)

After vascular surgery, it’s important to know when to call us about any problems you notice. First, tell us right away about any redness, oozing or bad smell coming from the incision site. These symptoms can indicate trouble following any kind of surgery. Two symptoms are particularly important to report following vascular surgery: Any loss … Read More

Renal Aneurysms: Repair Before Rupture

Seems odd that a bulging, weakened area in the wall of an artery to the kidney could go unnoticed for some time. But there are usually no symptoms for renal artery aneurysms (RAA), and the condition may go unnoticed unless a person is getting imaging for some other reason. These aneurysms can sometimes lead to hypertension, … Read More

PAD Risk Factors Could Mean Danger Ahead for Men

“Danger, Will Robinson, Danger!” This famous line from the 1960s television series Lost in Space was a memorable way in which the show’s B9 Robot acted as young Will’s protector to warn him of steps that he could take to avoid impending threats to his well-being. Likewise, it’s important to take steps to avoid possible … Read More

Preventing Limb Loss Due to Poor Circulation (Video)

Loss of circulation doesn’t always mean the loss of a limb. All of us in the Department of Vascular Surgery want you to be aware of the full range of limb-sparing resources available at the Cleveland Clinic including minimally invasive and traditional surgical techniques.   More Information Learn more about vascular disease Learn about peripheral … Read More

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Blocked Aorta May Not Need a Big Operation (Video)

The aorta is a big blood vessel, and a blocked aorta used to mean a big operation. But we want you to know that Cleveland Clinic will aggressively pursue balloon angioplasty and other minimally invasive options in every case – to speed your recovery and get you home sooner. More information Learn more about your … Read More

Stents Vent Iliac and Vena Cava Clots (Video)

Blocked inferior vena cava or iliac veins can cause discomfort, swell the legs and inhibit mobility. Daniel Clair, MD, chair of Vascular Surgery, and his colleagues have experience treating these and other rare conditions minimally invasively – offer relief at the least disruption of the patient’s lives. Hear Dr. Clair tell how stents can hold these blocked … Read More