Overview

Vascular surgeons perform a procedure. Vascular surgery

Mayo Clinic vascular surgeons used advanced technology to perform complex stenting procedures.

People with conditions of the blood vessels and lymph system (vascular diseases) find the right care, the first time, at Mayo Clinic. A vascular center is located at each of the clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Doctors at the centers diagnose and treat tens of thousands of adults and children each year who have vascular diseases, including many that are serious, rare or complex.

The experts of Mayo Clinic's vascular centers are dedicated to making people's lives better. Care teams include specialists in open surgical and minimally invasive procedures (vascular and endovascular surgery), heart conditions (cardiovascular medicine), nervous system conditions (neurology), skin conditions (dermatology), imaging (radiology), physical medicine and rehabilitation, rheumatology, and blood conditions (hematology).

Mayo Clinic's doctors and surgeons are internationally recognized leaders in the spectrum of medical and surgical approaches to vascular disease. Their broad range of experience includes comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of aortic disease, aneurysms, collagen disorders (Marfan syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome), blood vessel dissections, varicose veins (venous insufficiency), blood clots (thrombosis) and peripheral arterial disease. Advanced treatments include procedures such as carotid artery reconstruction, angioplasty and stenting, bypass surgery and endovascular interventions.

A team focused on you

Vascular medicine consultation.

Your Mayo Clinic doctor answers your questions before beginning treatment for a vascular condition.

When you seek care at the vascular centers, everyone on the team is focused on you. This helps ensure better outcomes.

Mayo Clinic's team-based, multidisciplinary approach to care means the services you need — such as vascular imaging, the physiology lab, endovascular therapy and surgical services — are easily accessible. Your test results are available quickly, and appointments are scheduled in coordination. What might take months elsewhere can often be done in days here.

The doctors, surgeons and interventional radiologists of the vascular centers on Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota provide comprehensive and individualized care to adults and children. Services for children are available at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, through the Gonda Vascular Center and the Children's Center. In addition, Mayo Clinic Health System locations serve more than 60 communities in Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota. These sites bring Mayo Clinic vascular disease expertise to their local communities. Your vascular center care team offers resources that can complement the treatment you receive from your local doctor.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Vascular center doctors consult.

After you undergo advanced, noninvasive diagnostic imaging, your doctors work together to ensure you get the right diagnosis.

Successful treatment starts with an accurate diagnosis. The vascular centers' radiology specialists produce and interpret accurate, high-quality images of the vascular system. You may undergo several tests so that your doctors can identify exactly what's causing your signs and symptoms.

Access to the latest innovative technologies makes all the difference in getting the diagnosis right the first time. The vascular centers use advanced imaging methods, including heart ultrasound (echocardiogram), intravascular ultrasound, magnetic resonance angiography, computerized tomography angiography, cerebral arteriography, electromyography, and arterial and venous ultrasound.

After you undergo evaluation and diagnostic tests, your doctors talk with you about your results and your treatment options. Together, you develop a treatment plan tailored to your situation. For some people, the best approach is traditional (open) surgery. For others, it may be one of the minimally invasive procedures developed at Mayo Clinic, which studies have shown produce excellent outcomes and rapid recovery. The endovascular and vascular surgical teams use advanced techniques for balloon angioplasty and stenting, blood clot removal and bypass surgery.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic campuses are nationally recognized for expertise in cardiology, cardiovascular, and vascular and endovascular surgery:

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Children's Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's quality rankings.

June 11, 2019