Vascular Surgery

Vascular Specialists

Vascular Surgeons located in Tinley Park, IL & Evergreen Park, IL

Vascular surgery encompasses conventional open techniques, as well as minimally-invasive procedures, which repair problems in your arteries and veins from inside the blood vessel. The physicians at Vascular Specialists have extensive experience performing open and minimally-invasive surgeries. Vascular Specialists perform some minimally-invasive procedures in the office and they also treat patients at area hospitals. If you need help with a vascular problem, Vascular Specialists accommodates patients quickly. Call the offices in Tinley Park, Illinois or Munster, Indiana, or schedule an appointment online.

Vascular Surgery Q & A

How is vascular surgery performed?

The team at Vascular Specialists performs conventional open surgery and minimally-invasive surgery. The two approaches are defined by the size of the incision needed for the surgery. 

Minimally-invasive surgery uses a tiny incision just large enough to insert a catheter into a blood vessel. Open surgery requires a larger incision that allows the surgeon to pull back the tissues, see the targeted blood vessel, and perform manual surgery.

While both approaches produce successful results, minimally-invasive vascular surgery generally causes less bleeding, lowers your risk of infection, reduces postoperative pain, and accelerates your recovery compared to open surgery.

What type of open vascular surgery might I need?

The team at Vascular Specialists often performs open vascular procedures such as:

Peripheral artery bypass

When plaque blocks one of the arteries in your arms, legs, neck, or abdomen, the team at Vascular Specialists can bypass the blockage by implanting a synthetic tube or a small piece of blood vessel taken from elsewhere in your body.

Open aortic aneurysm repair

During open surgery, the Vascular Specialists surgeons stitch a graft into the artery that allows blood to flow through without going into the bulging aneurysm.

Open carotid endarterectomy

During an endarterectomy, your surgeon opens the carotid artery, removes the plaque interfering with blood flow, and then stitches the artery back together to avoid risk of stroke.

What type of minimally invasive vascular surgery might I receive?

Decisions about the type of surgery you receive are based on what’s best for your health. The team at Vascular Specialists can use open surgery to repair all types of artery and vein conditions if that approach is the safest option for you.

Whenever possible, however, the team at Vascular Specialists perform minimally-invasive vascular procedures.

Minimally-invasive vascular surgery, also called endovascular surgery, uses advanced catheters and real-time imaging to treat conditions such as carotid artery disease, aortic aneurysms, atherosclerosis, and venous insufficiency.  

A few of the minimally-invasive vascular surgeries frequently performed by the Vascular Specialists team include:

  • Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)
  • Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR)
  • Transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR)
  • Angioplasty and stenting
  • Percutaneous mechanical or laser atherectomy
  • Catheter-directed thrombolysis
  • Ambulatory phlebectomy
  • Radiofrequency or laser ablation
  • Inferior vena cava filter placement
  • Dialysis access 

If you need vascular surgery, the team at Vascular Specialists get you in for an evaluation right away. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book an appointment online today.