Vascular medicine centers at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota specialize in providing state-of-the-art diagnosis and comprehensive treatment of vascular diseases of the circulatory system, which includes arteries, veins and lymphatics.

Highly trained and experienced vascular medicine physicians care for thousands of patients at Mayo Clinic each year. In many cases, they use new, minimally invasive endovascular procedures developed at Mayo that produce excellent outcomes and rapid recovery. At Mayo, physicians analyze their large-volume practice continuously looking for improvements. They participate regularly in clinical trials that evaluate new approaches for treatment of cardiovascular diseases.

Mayo Clinic vascular medicine specialists are internationally recognized leaders in the repair of aortic aneurysms, carotid artery reconstruction and bypass surgery for peripheral arterial disease and gangrene of the limbs. They have special experience in the endovascular repair of aortic aneurysms (with stent grafts) and carotid artery angioplasty and stenting.

Mayo's vascular medicine centers also offer the latest treatments for varicose veins and venous ulcers using endovenous laser therapy, subfascial endoscopic perforator surgery, and endovascular and open reconstruction of deep veins.

In Mayo Clinic's unique and efficient system, vascular medicine specialists work closely with specialists from the departments of Cardiovascular Diseases, Neurology, and Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology to care for patients with common vascular diseases, complex illnesses and rare arterial, venous or lymphatic problems. In most cases, it takes only two to three days for patients to be evaluated and surgery, if necessary, to be scheduled.

Vascular surgeons at Mayo Clinic are internationally recognized for their expertise in traditional open surgery and minimally invasive endovascular and endoscopic procedures. They are eminently qualified to provide the most appropriate treatment to each patient.