What exactly is Vascular Care?

Did you know there are more than 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body? Vascular care simply refers to the diagnosis and treatment of the body’s huge network of blood vessels.

Vascular disease describes a number of conditions of the circulatory system. Vascular diseases range from diseases of the arteries, veins and lymph vessels, to blood disorders that affect circulation. When disease occurs in the arteries, less blood is delivered to the tissues, reducing the oxygen and nutrients needed by the tissues of the body.

Other reasons to seek experts in vascular care include placement of port-a-caths, and other IV catheters for chemotherapy and other long-term IV access, dialysis access, IVC filters, DVT treatment, and peripheral vascular ultrasound examinations, among others.

At the VCU Baird Vascular Institute, we have the latest in technology and techniques to diagnose and treat a variety of vascular issues. Our interventional radiologists and vascular surgeons offer a multidisciplinary approach to so that each patient receives a comprehensive vascular screening and a treatment tailored to his or her particular need. The institute affords patients easy access to the full array of expert vascular screening and treatment services offered by the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center.

The physicians and staff at the VCU Baird Vascular Institute are proud to be a part of the rich community of medical professionals in the Central Virginia area. We know that choosing a physician to help in the care of your patient is a responsibility that is not taken lightly. If you are interested in a consultation for any of the services we provide, please contact the VCU Baird Vascular Institute at (804) 828-2600 or email us at bairdvascularinstitute@mcvh-vcu.edu.

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