SLUCare vascular surgeons diagnose and treat a range of blood vessel disorders, from complex abdominal aortic aneurysms to varicose veins.
Vascular surgery has evolved rapidly recently to include treatment with an ever-expanding number of minimally invasive procedures. As part of an academic medical practice, SLUCare's vascular surgeons have remained at the forefront of the development, testing and use of these techniques.
Our vascular surgeons are part of a multidisciplinary team of specialists who provide the medical, surgical, endovascular and radiological care needed to treat each patient's needs.
Aneurysm screening by age 65 is recommended for all people, and age 55 for at-risk patients. You are at risk of developing an aneurysm if you have a family history of aneurysms or if you've smoked more than 100 cigarettes in your lifetime (you read that right — even if it was 40 years ago, you could be at risk for developing an aneurysm). Aneurysm screening is non-invasive and covered by most insurance companies.