Peripheral vascular disease (PVD): PVD occurs when arteries become narrowed or blocked by plaque, which decreases blood flow. It is most commonly found in the legs, feet, and toes of the lower limbs. If left untreated, it can cause severe leg pain and even lead to amputation
Carotid artery disease: It occurs when the carotid arteries, which supply blood to the brain, develop a build-up of plaque. This condition can lead to a stroke if left untreated.
Aortic aneurysm: This is a ballooning of the aorta, the main artery that carries blood from the heart. Without treatment, the aneurysm can rupture, often resulting in death.
If you are at risk for vascular disease (see RISK FACTORS chart), your doctor may order a medical imaging test such as a sonogram, angiogram, CT or MRI scan to see “inside” your arteries.
If you are diagnosed with vascular disease, Dr. Williams is a vascular care expert who can offer the latest minimally invasive treatments, including endovascular repair of aortic aneurysms. Endovascular procedures offer significant advantages over traditional “open” surgery, including fewer complications, shorter hospital stays, less discomfort and better outcomes.
Venous occlusion or insufficiency: Venous insufficiency is described as abnormal blood flow through veins that can cause local damage, damage to affected legs, or death.