The Center for Vascular Care at University Medical Center of Princeton (UMCP) was designed to offer patients the very latest in vascular screening and diagnosis for a wide range of vascular diseases, including peripheral artery disease (PAD).
Our team of board certified vascular surgeons, highly skilled nurses and trained vascular staff offer a variety of treatment options, including traditional and minimally invasive surgeries.
We treat a wide array of vascular diseases, including:
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
PAD results from atherosclerosis, the "hardening of the arteries," which is the leading cause of heart attacks and strokes. PAD is extremely common among older persons, individuals with diabetes and smokers and can have serious, life-threatening consequences. That's why early screening, detection and treatment are critical.
Aneurysms are abnormal bulges in the wall of a blood vessel. They can form in any blood vessel, but they occur most commonly in the aorta, the main blood vessel leaving the heart.
Carotid Artery Disease
The carotid arteries can also be affected by atherosclerosis, which is a leading cause of stroke. Early detection and intervention can prevent strokes.
Varicose veins are the swollen and twisted veins that you can see under the skin. They can occur anywhere in the body, but are most often seen on the legs and become more prominent with age. They can be both superficial and cosmetic or deeper, encased in muscle and tissue, which can cause discomfort and pain.
While clotting blood is helpful in stopping bleeding, it can also form when it's not needed. These clots can build and restrict the flow of blood. They can cause heart attacks, strokes or general pain and swelling.
Many centers, centered around you.
Vascular treatment can impact almost every part of the body. So we bring together services from all around UMCP and Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS) to provide effective treatment. These include:
- Vascular Surgery: Complex open and minimally invasive procedures performed by board certified, fellowship-trained surgeons
- Cardiology: Board certified non-invasive and interventional cardiologists for preventive care, diagnosis and treatment
- Interventional Radiology: Minimally invasive procedures and therapies using image guidance
- Non-invasive Vascular Imaging: Testing performed in a nationally accredited vascular lab and interpreted by heart and vascular specialists
- Vein Care: Minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins, spider veins, deep vein thrombosis and venous insufficiency
- Hybrid Operating Room: Equipped for interventional vascular surgeries that require highly specialized treatment and minimally invasive treatment options, resulting in less pain and shorter recovery times for patients
Education and Screening
Education and screening are at the core of the Center for Vascular Care program. Both are offered through the PHCS Community Education & Outreach Department.
Our partnership with Lifeline supports the Center for Vascular Care by bringing low-cost health screenings, including screenings for vascular disease, to convenient locations throughout the region. For more information about an upcoming screening event, please call 1.888.897.8979 or visit www.princetonhcs.org/calendar.