UAB Medicine Heart & Vascular Physician Updates Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy

Heart and Vascular Services Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy The UAB Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy provides full diagnostic capabilities and a comprehensive range of evidence-based therapies for vascular disease. As a regional referral center for the diagnosis and treatment of complex vascular disorders, UAB offers innovative, proven treatments designed to provide patients with optimal outcomes, and improved quality of life. We are very actively involved in clinical trials involving the evaluation of new therapies for the treatment of various vascular conditions, providing our patients access to innovative new therapies. Our Specialists Our UAB vascular surgeons treat vascular disease with endovascular repair (such as stents) or open vascular reconstruction, and provide medical therapy when appropriate. Following a thorough evaluation of circulatory problems, our physicians may also recommend lifestyle changes that will improve long-term cardiovascular health. Conditions Treated • Thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm and dissection • Abdominal aortic aneurysm • Aneurysms involving renal, splenic, mesenteric, carotid, or extremity arteries • Peripheral vascular disease (also known as, peripheral atherosclerosis, peripheral arterial disease, peripheral arterial occlusive disease or “hardening” of the arteries) • Atherosclerosis involving the aorta and its branches to the intestines and kidneys • Carotid artery disease causing stroke or transient neurological problems • Vertebral-basilar and subclavian artery occlusive disease and aneurysms • Subclavian steal syndrome • Renal artery occlusive disease causing renovascular hypertension or ischemic nephropathy • Mesenteric disease causing acute or chronic mesenteric ischemia • Thoracic outlet syndrome (arterial or venous) • Vascular medical and nonoperative problems of peripheral arterial circulation • Venous disease, including varicose and spider veins, deep venous thrombosis or arteriovenous malformations Adam W. Beck, MD Division Director, & Associate Professor, Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy Marc A. Passman, MD Professor Mark A. Patterson, MD Associate Professor Benjamin J. Pearce, MD Assistant Professor Emily Spangler, MD Assistant Professor Services Available • Comprehensive vascular medical evaluation, including risk-factor assessment and Nonoperative treatment • Arterial and venous ultrasound and noninvasive arterial testing • Diagnostic angiography and venography • Balloon angioplasty and stenting • Percutaneous laser and mechanical atherectomy • Catheter-directed thrombolysis and thrombectomy • Endovascular aortic repair (thoracic, thoracoabdominal, and abdominal) • Thoracic and abdominal aortic bypass grafting • Renal and mesenteric revascularization (open and endovascular) • Lower extremity bypass grafting • Carotid endarterectomy and bypass • Carotid stenting • Minimally invasive vein procedures, including endovenous ablation and injection or laser sclerotherapy 1.800.UAB.MIST (800.822.6478) • UAB Physician Services 02.2017