Vascular surgery in Idaho Falls
Vascular surgery, a subspecialty of cardiac surgery, focuses on vascular system diseases, including arteries, veins, and lymphatic circulation. These types of conditions are treated using medical therapy and minimally invasive procedures.
Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC) is small enough to give our patients the individual attention they deserve but big enough to offer access to medical specialists. We are equipped to treat vascular conditions and diseases of all degrees. Whether you have poor circulation in your feet or blood clots in your arteries, our vascular surgery team works together to meet your specific needs.
For more information about our vascular surgery services, call us at (208) 529-6111.
Vascular conditions we treat
EIRMC board-certified vascular surgeons and vein specialists have training in surgery of the heart, lungs, and vascular system. Our surgical heart procedures address a wide variety of vascular conditions, including:
- Aortic disease — This condition occurs when the valve between the main pumping chamber of the heart and the main artery to your body (aorta) does not work correctly. It is commonly caused by hypertension or could be present at birth.
- Carotid disease — This condition causes plaque buildup in the heart's arteries and can cause a heart attack. Carotid artery disease reduces the flow of oxygen to the brain.
- Heart attack — A heart attack occurs when one or more of the coronary arteries becomes blocked.
- Peripheral artery disease — This is a condition causing narrowing of the peripheral arteries that carry blood away from the heart to other parts of the body. The most common type is lower-extremity, in which blood flow is reduced to the legs and feet.
Vascular surgery procedures
Armed with the latest imaging technology enabling minimally invasive surgical techniques, our team performs various procedures offering fewer, smaller incisions and a quicker recovery time, including:
- Angiography — Procedure of taking an X-ray while injecting dye to examine blood flow in the arteries
- Angioplasty/stents — Minimally invasive procedure to reduce or resolve blockage in larger arteries
- Carotid angiography/stents —Procedure to unblock carotid artery using a balloon
- Peripheral angioplasty — Peripheral angioplasty to open blocked arteries or remove blood clots in the legs
- Peripheral stents — Procedure to restore blood flow to the leg muscle
- Phlebectomy — Procedure to remove varicose veins on the surface of the legs
- Sclerotherapy — Procedure to treat spider and varicose veins