Thank you for visiting Richmond University Medical Center.  View our VISITOR POLICY



Home » Services » Surgery » Vascular

Vascular Surgery in Staten Island, NY

Patients on Staten Island living with vascular disease find effective, high quality treatment at Richmond University Medical Center. When a patient is diagnosed with a vascular condition, prompt treatment is imperative to maintaining health and wellness. Learn more about vascular surgery, the conditions it can treat, and the procedures offered at Richmond University Medical Center.

Human heart with blood vessels in illustration

What Is Vascular Surgery?

Vascular surgery is any procedure that involves treating certain blood vessel conditions. Blood vessels are essential for delivering blood to the heart and through the rest of the body. They connect through pathways of capillaries, arteries, and veins, which all help to disperse blood properly.

When a physician discovers a vascular condition, this can affect how blood flows to the heart and other organs. In turn, debilitating symptoms can arise, and medical treatment is necessary. Patients can receive two types of vascular surgery, including:

  • Open surgery: This type of procedure involves making a large incision in the skin to expose blood vessels, making it easier for surgeons to access and operate.
  • Minimally invasive surgery: This type of surgery requires only a small incision, as minimally invasive techniques use small, thin tools and a video camera to deliver treatment.

Vascular-Related Diseases Treated By Surgery

Vascular surgery can be an ideal way to treat many vascular-related diseases, such as:

  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Aortic aneurysms
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Blood clots
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Pulmonary embolism (PE)

When Is Vascular Surgery Necessary?

For those with mild cases of vascular disease, physicians may wait before referring patients to surgeons for treatment. Many patients can manage their disease through medications, lifestyle changes, and other, less invasive treatments. That is especially true if vascular diseases are detected and diagnosed early. However, once the condition progresses and symptoms become debilitating, surgery is the best option.

Vascular surgery also can be ideal for situations where the disease is life threatening. For example, those with an aortic aneurysm must have surgery to repair it. If left untreated, it can rupture and lead to internal bleeding and other severe symptoms.

Before determining treatment, physicians conduct a physical exam of the patient. They ask about their medical history and symptoms and examine the affected area. From there, physicians may recommend additional testing to determine the cause and type of vascular disease. After completing these tests, physicians can decide if vascular surgery is needed.

About The Division of Vascular Surgery

The Division of Vascular Surgery includes a Certified Vascular Laboratory, allowing for quick and accurate diagnoses of vascular conditions. To determine the right treatment plan, surgeons work with the interventional radiology team, as well as the patient’s referring physician. That allows all physicians involved to be updated on the treatment plans of patients. In turn, this helps the treatment process run smoothly and efficiently.

Procedures Offered at Richmond University Medical Center

With the advanced tools, resources, and knowledge to manage vascular conditions, the team at Richmond University Medical Center can treat a variety of vascular-related diseases. The procedures offered include:

  • Stenting
  • Prophylaxis
  • Dialysis support and access
  • Endovascular repair (for aortic aneurysms and occlusive vascular diseases)
  • Stroke prevention
  • Carotid surgery
  • Carotid stents

Richmond University Medical Center is recognized as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center by the American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, and The Joint Commission. To earn this distinction, which RUMC has held since 2019, the hospital provided evidence of its comprehensive capabilities to quickly diagnosis and treat stroke patients admitted to the emergency department. RUMC has also earned the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus quality achievement award for ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines, ultimately leading to more lives saved and reduced disability. The American Heart Association also awarded RUMC its Target: Stroke Honor Roll award, affirming RUMC has met specific criteria that reduces the time between an eligible patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster medication, alteplase. Lastly, RUMC also earned the American Heart Association’s Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll award for its specialized care of stroke patients with Type 2 diabetes, who are at higher risk for complications due to their diabetic condition.

Seek Vascular Treatment at Richmond University Medical Center

Patients in the Staten Island, NY, area can obtain quality vascular treatment at Richmond University Medical Center. Our physicians aim to provide the community with accessible, transparent, and compassionate medical services. To learn more about vascular surgery and other services offered at Richmond University Medical Center, contact us today or make an appointment.

RUMC Vascular Services: (718)-720-VEIN (8346)