Experts in Vascular Disease
Your safety is our top priority. When you come to a Beebe care site, you will be asked screening questions and you will have your temperature taken via a forehead scan. In addition, you will see new safety protocols in place, including visual cues for physical distancing and Plexiglas at registration counters.
“Beebe Vascular continues to be available to new and established patients, and is offering in-person as well as telemedicine virtual visits. Our team of physicians and nurse practitioners are ready to care for you.”
Meet the Vascular Team
Vascular Surgery & Vein Treatment
Beebe Healthcare offers expertise in vascular disease, testing, and surgery. The vascular program was founded at Beebe in 1989 by Mayer Katz, MD. Today's Beebe Vascular team includes board certified and fellowship trained vascular surgeons and specialized nurse practitioners.
Vascular surgery is an integral component of Beebe's Cardiovascular Services. It includes vascular diagnostic testing and other vascular nonsurgical procedures. Beebe Healthcare also offers a Vein Center, where venous disease can be diagnosed and treated. Beebe Vein Center provides information about varicose veins, spider veins, and other types of venous disease.
Beebe Launches TCAR Program
Beebe Healthcare is among the first in Delaware to treat carotid artery disease and prevent future strokes using a new procedure calls TransCarotid Artery Revascularization or TCAR. This is a clinically proven, minimally invasive and safe approach for high-risk surgery patients who need carotid artery treatment.
Carotid artery disease is a form of atherosclerosis, caused by a buildup of plaque in the two main arteries in the neck that supply the oxygen-rich blood to the brain. If the buildup becomes too large, it can cut off this important supply of oxygen-rich blood and can cause a stroke.
Commonly Asked Questions
Procedures performed by vascular teams at Beebe include:
- Lower extremity bypass: This surgical procedure improves circulation in the lower extremities through the creation of a new path for blood to flow around a blockage.
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
- Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
- Balloon angioplasty
- Limb salvage revascularization
- Non-healing foot wound
- Endovascular stent
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Carotid endarterectomy/stent
- Trans-carotid artery revascularization (TCAR)
At Beebe Vein Center, vascular surgeons work with vein specialists who provide valuable education about your vascular or circulatory system.
When you have a vein consultation at Beebe Vein Center, you will receive education on the basics of vein health and issues that can occur because of vascular disease or venous insufficiency (decreased blood circulation).
Following the informational talk, you will then have a one-on-one vein consultation with a vein specialist which may include an ultrasound of your veins.
The results will be shared with you following your ultrasound so you have an idea of any issues that might have been found. If there are areas of concern, your vein specialist will discuss treatment options.
The next step is up to you. If you are not ready to have surgery or a vein procedure, your vein specialist will discuss non-surgical options such as wearing compression stockings, walking more regularly, and reducing salt in your diet.
The vein specialists at Beebe Vascular work with you every step of the way. They are your partners in your health journey.
Each of the vascular surgeons is available to answer all of your questions – even giving out their cell phone numbers for after-hours calls.
Hybrid operating rooms are often used by vascular teams, but they can also be used for general surgery, cardiac surgery, and urologists.
Because of the large teams needed in the hybrid OR during a procedure, these operating theaters are often about 500-square-feet larger than a traditional operating room.
Here are some common procedures done in a hybrid OR:
- Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
- Vascular intervention
- Endovascular aneurysm repair
- Stent graft placement
- Treatment of congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease
- Transcatheter valve replacement
- Laparoscopic procedures such as appendectomy
Ask the Nurse Navigator
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