Best Advice as You Recover From Vascular Surgery

After you have surgery to correct a vascular problem, you will play a key role in your own recovery. It is important to understand and follow your doctor’s instructions to help ensure a positive outcome.  Your healthcare team will advise you on the medications you should take. They also will recommend a plan for follow-up … Read More

A Day in the Life of Jocelyn Beach, MD

July started a new academic year as I transitioned into my second year of residency and welcomed in a new group of residents and fellows. I finished my year at main campus in vascular surgery, and was fortunate to start the new one doing the same at Hillcrest Hospital. In general compared to main campus, … Read More

What Happens After Vascular Surgery? (Video)

Recovery from vascular surgery takes time. When you return home after surgery, you will be very tired. You also can have changes in appetite and taste that can last up to six weeks. Favorite foods might taste different and be unappealing to you. To keep your energy levels up, try to find things you enjoy … Read More

Questions to Ask Your Vascular Surgeon (Video)

Be informed of all your options When you are facing potential vascular surgery, you probably have many questions you’d like answered. We can help you understand your condition and inform you about your options. Don’t hesitate to speak up and clear up any confusion you might have. You may want to ask: What expertise do … Read More

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Celtics’ Player Back on the Court after Heart Surgery

Just last December, Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green was shocked to learn he had an aortic aneurysm and needed surgery. Today, he proudly bears his heart surgery scar. This week, he took to the basketball court for the Boston Celtic’s season opener against Miami marking a major milestone in his recovery.  Catch this feature in … 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

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

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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

Procedure is Relieving DVT Symptoms

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is an increasingly common occurrence for both inpatients and outpatients. This problem leads to swelling and disability. Thrombolysis is an inpatient procedure that provides long-term relief and reduced health risks for patients.