Comprehensive Vascular Care is a single physician specialty practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of vascular disorders. CVC also has two physician extenders, a Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant, who see patients in both the office and hospital settings. In fact, your initial evaluation will likely be by one of our physician extenders.
CVC also has a fully accredited, independent vascular laboratory. We have three registered vascular technologists who perform a variety of non-invasive ultrasounds and diagnostics to help the clinicians in diagnosing vascular diseases.
What Is Vascular Disease?
Vascular disease involves diseases of the blood vessels in the body, which includes both arteries and veins. Symptoms of vascular disease are sometimes silent which makes them even more important to diagnose.
The most common type of disease involving the arteries is called atherosclerosis or “hardening of the arteries”. Atherosclerosis can lead to many conditions such as stroke, aneurysm, kidney disease, hypertension, abdominal pain, weight loss, leg cramping and/or ulcers of the toes or fingers. However, if diagnosed and treated early, many - if not all - of these unfortunate conditions may be prevented.
At CVC, we provide a complete evaluation of all of our patients. We take into account our patient’s history of present illness, past medical history, current medications, physical examination as well as non-invasive diagnostic testing in order to formulate a diagnosis and treatment plan.
Treatment of vascular diseases may include medical therapy with/without additional medications, endovascular evaluation (a minimally invasive method of viewing the blood vessels) and/or surgical treatment.
Your medical provider will formulate a treatment with YOU in mind, which may include any of the above options. Many times, your treatment will involve continuing surveillance of your vascular disease. In these cases, it is important that you continue to follow-up with us for the best medical care.