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Vascular Surgery

Vascular disease affects the arteries, veins, and lymphatic systems. At Stanford Health Care – Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare, our specialists offer multiple approaches to treat vascular conditions, ranging from angioplasty to repair of abdominal aneurysms. Our doctors, who include Stanford Medicine faculty that provide care in Pleasanton, as well as specialty-trained community physicians, provide leading-edge care, including minimally invasive surgical procedures and innovative treatments for vascular and vein issues.

Vascular Conditions Treated:

Our doctors each have unique expertise, spanning from varicose vein repair to carotid stenting and preventive stroke procedures. Specific conditions we treat include:

  • Thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Carotid and vertebral surgery and stenting
  • Renal and visceral artery revascularization
  • Lower extremity revascularization and limb salvage
  • Venous insufficiency/varicose veins
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Upper extremity and thoracic outlet syndromes
  • Stroke prevention through identification of narrowings in the carotid artery and clearing blockage through surgical or endovascular techniques
  • Long-term dialysis access
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Wounds

Vascular Treatments Performed:

We provide the full range of vascular surgical procedures, including:

  • Aortic and arterial endovascular repair
  • Ablation
  • Atherectomy
  • Balloon angioplasty
  • Carotid artery angioplasty with stenting (CAS)
  • Carotid endarterectomy (CEA)
  • Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery
  • Coronary artery stent
  • Endovascular stent graft
  • Femoral popliteal bypass surgery
  • Hybrid coronary revascularization, the minimally invasive procedure to treat coronary artery disease
  • Laser angioplasty
  • Open and endovascular repair of aneurysms
  • Percutaneous thrombectomy
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Subfascial endoscopic perforator surgery
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm repair
  • Transilluminated powered phlebectomy
  • Vein stripping
  • Vena cava filter

Vascular Lab

Located in Pleasanton, the Vascular Lab serves patients with state-of-the-art, noninvasive testing and diagnostic testing while ensuring high-quality results. The Vascular Lab offers the convenience of:

  • Noninvasive testing
  • Same-day imaging appointments
  • Follow-up clinic visits with our on-site vascular team
  • 24/7 availability of our vascular surgeons

Procedures Performed at the Vascular Lab:

Two types of testing occur at the lab: direct testing and indirect testing. Direct testing (duplex imaging) is a duplex ultrasound that evaluates the blood flow through your arteries and veins. We perform the following types of ultrasounds:

  • Carotid ultrasound - ultrasound of the carotid arteries
  • Renal ultrasound - ultrasound of the blood flow to the kidneys
  • Abdominal ultrasound - ultrasound of the abdomen
  • Mesenteric ultrasound - ultrasound of the mesenteric arteries

Indirect testing (non-imaging) does not use an ultrasound machine. In most cases, we will use blood pressure cuffs to measure and compare the difference in blood pressure in your arms and legs.

  • Arterial – Ankle-brachial index (ABI) with waveforms
  • Arterial - Segmental pressures and waveforms (P&Ws), upper or lower extremity
  • Arterial - Treadmill with arterial pressures
  • Arterial - TOS assessment (thoracic outlet syndrome) pressures & arterial waveforms (P&Ws), with maneuvers

Why Choose Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare:

Our vascular surgeons at Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare provide deep expertise in diagnosing and treating a range of conditions affecting the arterial, venous, and lymphatic systems. Stanford Medicine physicians provide convenient, local care with access to the latest innovations and research.

For Appointments

Testing at the Vascular Lab is performed by clinically skilled registered vascular technologists with specialized training. Please refer to the Patient Test Request Form, which needs to be filled out and signed by your doctor. The form may be faxed to the Vascular Lab at 925.278.7015.