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Vein & Vascular Care

Whether you want to correct cosmetic vein conditions like varicose veins or spider veins or manage severe venous disorders like Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) or Carotid Artery Disease the vascular surgeons of the Henry Ford Heart Vascular Institute can help you maintain good venous health.

At Henry Ford, we treat all types of vascular disease, from common conditions to rare disorders and from mild cases to severe forms. You have access to the full range of testing you need and receive a treatment plan customized to your health needs.

Our vascular team includes vascular surgeons, cardiac surgeons, cardiologists and vascular medicine specialists. For certain minimally invasive treatments, we coordinate your care with Henry Ford interventional radiologists.

Vein Care – Conditions We Treat

Vein disease can range from cosmetic problems to more serious conditions causing pain, swelling and other symptoms. Vein disease conditions we treat at our Henry Ford Vein Center locations:

  • Chronic venous insufficiency, also called postphlebitic or postthrombotic syndrome, is a condition that occurs when the venous wall and/or valves in the leg veins are not working effectively.
  • Pelvic congestion syndrome, chronic pelvic pain caused by pooled blood in pelvis veins
  • Spider veins, are small, damaged veins that can appear on the surface of the legs or face.
  • Superficial thrombophlebitis, a blood clot in a vein near the skin’s surface that causes inflammation.
  • Varicose veins, are swollen, twisted veins that lie just under the skin and usually occur in the legs.
  • Venous thromboembolism, is a condition in which a blood clot forms most often in the deep veins of the leg, groin or arm, which includes deep vein thrombosis, and travels in the circulation and lodges in the lungs, known as pulmonary embolism 
  • Venous ulcers, open skin sores caused by poor blood flow in leg veins

Blockages caused by vein compression

Venous compression syndromes develop when major veins are compressed by nearby structures, which can reduce the blood flow or cause a blood clot. Some of the syndromes we diagnose and treat include:

  • Klippel-Trenauney-Weber syndrome, a congenital (present at birth) disorder that causes red birthmarks and abnormal development of certain veins, tissues and bones
  • May-Thurner syndrome, compression of the left iliac vein, which returns blood from the left leg to the heart
  • Nutcracker syndrome, compression of the left kidney vein
  • Paget-Schroetter syndrome, a type of thoracic outlet syndrome, compression of veins in the armpit or shoulder

Vascular Disease - Conditions We Treat

Our vascular surgeons deliver lifesaving treatments for even the most complex forms and advanced stages of vascular disease. Our team diagnoses and treats artery disease such as:

  • Aortic aneurysm, an abnormal bulge that occurs in the wall of the major blood vessel (aorta) that carries blood from your heart to your body.
  • Aortic dissection, a tear in the inner layer of the large blood vessel branching off the heart (aorta).
  • Carotid artery disease (CAD), a disease in which a waxy substance, called plaque, builds up in the arteries.
  • Coronary artery disease, is the narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries
  • Peripheral artery disease, a narrowing of the peripheral arteries serving the legs, stomach, arms and head.
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome, a group of disorders that occur when there is compression, injury, or irritation of the nerves and/or blood vessels (arteries and veins) in the lower neck and upper chest area.
  • Raynaud’s disease, severe, temporary narrowing of arteries (vasospasm), usually in the fingers or toes, due to cold or stress.
  • Renal artery stenosis, narrowing of arteries that supply blood to the kidneys.
  • Subclavian steal syndrome, inadequate blood supply to the brain and an arm due to blockage in an artery supply blood to both.

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