Vascular Surgery

Carroll Hospital provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for vascular disorders, which are problems involving one or more of the blood vessels in your body.

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When a vascular problem requires surgery, our board-certified vascular surgeons can perform the latest procedures in our state-of-the-art facility. For a referral to a vascular surgeon, call <410-871-7000 or search our online physician directory.

Our vascular procedures include:

Diagnosis and treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
using minimally invasive techniques.

Renal artery disease – treatment with minimally invasive techniques.

Aneurysm repair (elective and emergency surgery) – an aneurysm is a weakening of an artery wall that makes it bulge or balloon out and may make it rupture (burst). Vascular surgeons can treat aneurysms in the arteries supplying the brain (carotid or cerebral aneurysm) or in the aorta, the major artery in your chest (thoracic aorta) and abdomen (abdominal aorta).
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) repair – this life-threatening condition occurs when the abdominal aorta develops a weak spot and may rupture. It can be repaired using a traditional incision or a minimally invasive approach.
  • Open AAA repair – making an incision in the affected area of the abdomen and replacing the weakened section of the aorta with an aortic graft, a plastic tube-like device.
  • Endovascular stent graft – in this minimally invasive surgery to treat AAA, surgeons thread a catheter to the affected area and insert a fabric and metal tube to strengthen the artery walls.

Carotid endarterectomy – a procedure to remove plaque from the carotid arteries (the arteries in the neck that supply the brain) to restore blood flow and prevent a stroke.

Peripheral arterial bypass grafts – procedures to treat arterial disease in any major vessel in which surgeons use a synthetic graft to bypass a portion of an artery that is blocked by plaque.

Shunts for dialysis – the insertion of a shunt, graft or fistula, artificial devices that provide access to an artery for kidney dialysis (a procedure used to clean wastes from the blood and regulate fluid in people with kidney failure).

Treatment of varicose veins – our surgeons can use a variety of advanced procedures to treat varicose veins that include:

  • Sclerotherapy or microsclerotherapy - injecting a solution to close off the affected vein
  • Laser surgery – destroys the varicose vein without harming skin or requiring an incision
  • Endovenous thermal ablation – using heat to close off a vein. VNUS Closure uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to the affected vein via a tiny catheter.
  • Surgical vein stripping – usually used when a vein has leaking valves, this procedure strips a long vein using a few small incisions and bypasses the varicose vein