The Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center is committed to helping patients suffering with vascular disease, which is defined as any condition that affects your circulatory system, or system of blood vessels. This can include any disease of your arteries, veins and lymphatic vessels to blood disorders that affect circulation. Some of the most common types of vascular disease are peripheral arterial disease, stroke, and aortic aneurysms.
Our Queens, NYC vascular surgeons take a holistic approach to treating your condition. In addition to offering a comprehensive range of minimally invasive options to treat vascular disease, our surgeons work with patients to identify underlying risk factors, such as hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol, diabetes, and smoking. Surgeons will also work with patients to develop a lifestyle plan to ensure long-term success. We implement a team approach to treating your vascular disease by working with our expert colleagues in the Departments of Medicine and Podiatry to identify the issue and outline an appropriate treatment plan.
Stroke Care at Jamaica Hospital
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center is a designated a primary thrombectomy capable stroke center. The hospital has also been identified as one of the Top 5 Hospitals for the delivery of stroke care in New York State. This recognition demonstrates Jamaica Hospital’s commitment to delivering the highest quality care to stroke patients.
The Vascular Surgery team offers multiple procedures to treat stroke, which is typically caused by reduced blood flow to the brain. One treatment option is a minimally-invasive procedure called transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR). During this procedure, a vascular surgeon places a stent in the carotid artery in the patient’s neck. Other open techniques include a procedure known as carotid endarterectomy.
Vascular Surgery Services
Abdominal aortic aneurysms
An abdominal aortic aneurysm is an enlargement of the aorta, the main blood vessel that delivers blood to the abdomen as well as the pelvis and legs. This can be life-threatening if it bursts.
Thoracic aortic aneurysms
A thoracic aortic aneurysm (also called a thoracic aneurysm) is a weakened area in the body’s main artery (aorta) in the chest. When the aortic wall is weak, the artery may widen.
Carotid artery disease
Carotid artery disease (CAD), also known as carotid artery stenosis, is the narrowing of the carotid arteries. This narrowing is usually caused by the buildup of fatty substances and cholesterol deposits; these deposits are referred to as plaque.
Peripheral arterial disease
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD or PVD) is a circulatory condition in which narrowed blood vessels reduce blood flow to the limbs. PAD is a sign of fatty deposits and calcium building up in the walls of the arteries; this buildup is referred to as atherosclerosis.
Renal (kidney) and mesenteric (intestinal) artery disease
These conditions develop when the arteries in the abdomen that supply blood to either the kidneys or the intestines become narrowed, or blocked, by an accumulation of plaque.
Chronic venous insufficiency and venous ulcers
Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) and venous ulcers occur when veins in your legs don’t allow blood to flow back up to your heart. This can result in blood collecting (or pooling) in your legs.
Deep vein thrombosis
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), also known as venous thrombosis, occurs when a blood clot develops in veins deep in your body due to an injury of the vein or sluggish blood flow.
Superficial thrombophlebitis is an inflammation of a vein just below the surface of the skin, which results from a blood clot. This condition may occur after recently using an IV line or after trauma to the vein.
Varicose veins, also called spider veins, are twisted, enlarged veins that are close to the skin’s surface most commonly found in the legs. For many, varicose veins are simply a cosmetic concern, but for others, they can cause aching pain and discomfort and can lead to more serious problems.
About Our Surgeons
Our vascular surgery team is led by recognized experts in the field of vascular disease, providing patients at Jamaica Hospital with access to high-quality care guided by extensive knowledge of a wide array of vascular conditions and treatments. All of this is personalized to your specific needs and circumstances as part of our patient-centered approach to care.
Get expert care from a vascular surgeon in Queens, NYC
To schedule an appointment with one of the Queens, NYC vascular surgeons at Jamaica Hospital or to learn more about the services we offer, please call (718) 206-7001.