Vascular Surgical Service And Vascular Institute
Under the leadership of Herbert A. Dardik, M.D., the Vascular Service provides patients with medical and surgical expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral vascular disease. These include protocols pioneered at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center before they were adopted at hospitals throughout the world.
Patients are diagnosed at the Medical Center's Vascular Lab, approved by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories, where non-invasive diagnostic procedures are performed using state-of-the-art ultrasound and pressure devices. Where necessary, additional testing procedures such as angiograms, cat scan's and magnetic resonance angiographies are performed by Interventional Radiologists in the Department of Radiology.
The Vascular Surgery Service is particularly known for the development of limb salvage procedures using graft materials and methods to augment bypass durability. In addition, the Service's expertise in carotid artery surgery for stroke prevention is well known, as are minimally invasive Interventional Radiology procedures such as beating heart surgery, balloon angioplasty and stenting often performed in patients with neurovascular, kidney and lower limb diseases. And recently developed endovascular aortic surgery for aneurysms is now a vital component of aortic surgery at Englewood Hospital. Following diagnosis and treatment, comprehensive rehabilitation services are designed to promote rapid and full recovery of a patient recovering from surgery, a stroke or as a regimen undertaken instead of surgery.
The Wound Care Center is of particular importance to patients with vascular disease. The Center provides specialized treatments for hard-to-heal wounds. These include:
Many cardiac patients have diabetes. With better control of their diabetes these patients may be able to minimize and/or prevent complications related to diabetes such as cardiovascular disease, lower extremity amputations and renal disease.