Consultation Regarding All Aspects Of Vascular Disease
The surgeons of Michigan Vascular Center serve the physicians of mid-Michigan as a resource for the management of patients with arterial and venous disorders. As subspecialists, MVC Surgeons provide focused and in-depth opinions regarding the management of these patients both operatively and nonoperatively.
If you are 50 years of age or older, with a history of any of the following risk factors: elevated cholesterol, hypertension, coronary artery disease, smoking, renal disease, diabetes, or a family history of PAD, please call (810) 720-ASAP (2727) to schedule your confidential free screening and assess your risk of stroke, aneurysm, and peripheral arterial disease.
We also offer a convenient online form that you can use to contact us regarding scheduling your consultation.
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Why Choose A Vascular Surgeon?
Vascular surgery is a nationally accredited surgical specialty involving the diagnosis and treatment of arteries, veins, and lymphatic systems, exclusive of the heart and brain. The American Board of Surgery requires specific training in this specialty. Each Vascular specialist at Michigan Vascular Center spent five years in a general surgery residency. After becoming general surgeons, they entered specialized training in vascular surgery. They are highly trained and specialized in the treatment of arterial and venous problems.
Unlike other specialty surgeons that perform a limited number of vascular procedures, vascular surgeons only treat vascular disease and injury. As such, we at Michigan Vascular Center have gained considerable insight into the diagnosis and treatment of vascular problems. We are privileged to share that insight with our colleagues and patients.
Definition Of Related Specialties By The American College Of Surgeons
“A general surgeon is a specialist who is trained to diagnose, treat, and manage patients with a broad spectrum of surgical conditions affecting almost any area of the body. The surgeon establishes the diagnosis and provides the preoperative, operative, and postoperative care to patients and is often responsible for the comprehensive management of the trauma victim and the critically ill patient.” Surgeons may further specialize in an additional board certification from the American Board of Surgery in the following areas: pediatric surgery, vascular surgery, surgery of the hand, and critical care surgery.
“A vascular surgeon is a surgical specialist who cares for patients with diseases that affect the arteries, veins, and lymphatic systems exclusive of the heart and intracranial (within the brain) circulations. Hardening of the arteries or atherosclerosis is a common cause of vascular disease. Specialists in this field perform open operations, endovascular catheter-based procedures, and non-invasive vascular testing and interpretations. Common problems treated include stroke prevention by managing arterial blockages in the neck and upper chest, revascularization of upper and lower limbs for poor circulation, management of aneurysm, vascular trauma, and varicose veins.”
THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
“Thoracic surgeons specialize in the management of patients with conditions of the chest and heart. This specialty includes providing surgical care of patients for coronary artery disease; cancers of the lung, esophagus, and chest wall; abnormalities of the heart, great vessels and heart valves; congenital anomalies; tumors of the mediastinum; and diseases of the diaphragm. The management of the airway and injuries to the chest are also areas of surgical practice for thoracic surgeons. They have specialized knowledge of cardiorespiratory physiology and oncology, as well as capability in the use of extracorporeal circulation, cardiac assist devices, management of cardiac dysrhythmias, pleural drainage, respiratory support systems, endoscopy, and other invasive and noninvasive diagnostic techniques.”
Before You Visit
A small amount of preparation before your initial consultation will simplify and streamline your visit.
RESULTS OF IMAGING STUDIES OR TESTS: Please make sure Michigan Vascular Center has a copy of the information from your primary doctor which led to your referral.
MEDICAL HISTORY: Please bring a list of your past medical problems, prior operations with dates, previous problems with anesthesia, and any drug allergies.
MEDICATIONS: Please bring your actual medication bottles with you to your appointment as we need to collect specific information regarding the prescription.
INSURANCE CARDS: Remember to bring a copy of your insurance identification card and be familiar with your plan’s copay policies.