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Miami Vascular Center

Miami Vascular Center is a medical center specialized in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the circulatory system.

Miami Vascular Center goal is to provide the best possible patient care.

Limb Salvage | Amputations are Preventable: We also give our patients 100% satisfaction with the latest techniques in cardiac and vascular medicine.


What is a endovascular stent graft?

An endovascular stent graft is a tube composed of fabric supported by a metal mesh called a stent. It can be used for a variety of conditions involving the blood vessels, but most commonly to reinforce a weak spot in an artery called an aneurysm.

  • Purpose: The primary purpose of an endovascular stent graft is to prevent an aneurysm from rupturing. Aneurysms occur when a weakened area of an artery bulges like a balloon due to factors such as blood pressure. The stent graft is designed to seal tightly with the artery above and below the aneurysm, providing strength and allowing blood to flow through without pushing on the bulge.

What Is Endovascular Surgery?

Endovascular surgery is a procedure that is performed using minimally invasive catheter techniques on the arteries or veins. Procedures include aneurysm repair, grafts, stents, varicose vein repair, and more. Endovascular surgery is often performed on an outpatient basis.

Advantages of Endovascular Surgery

There are many advantages to performing endovascular surgery, including:

  • A much shorter recovery period
  • Less pain
  • Performed in an outpatient setting
  • Performed using local or regional anesthesia instead of general anesthesia
  • Fewer wound complications after surgery
  • Less bleeding
  • No need to stay in the hospital
  • Less stress on the heart
  • Provides a benefit for those at high risk of complications

Varicose veins are bulging, enlarged veins.

Varicose veins are bulging, enlarged veins. Any vein that is close to the skin’s surface, called superficial, can become varicosed. Varicose veins most often affect the veins in the legs. That’s because standing and walking increase the pressure in the veins of the lower body.

For many people, varicose veins are simply a cosmetic concern. So are spider veins, a common, mild form of varicose veins. But varicose veins can cause aching pain and discomfort. Sometimes they lead to more-serious health problems.

Treatment involves exercising, raising legs when sitting or lying down, or wearing compression stockings. A procedure may be done to close or remove veins.

Peripheral artery disease (also called peripheral arterial disease)

Peripheral artery disease (also called peripheral arterial disease) is a common condition in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to the arms or legs.

In peripheral artery disease (PAD), the legs or arms — usually the legs — don’t receive enough blood flow to keep up with demand. This may cause leg pain when walking (claudication) and other symptoms.

Peripheral artery disease is usually a sign of a buildup of fatty deposits in the arteries (atherosclerosis). Atherosclerosis causes narrowing of the arteries that can reduce blood flow in the legs and, sometimes, the arms.

Peripheral artery disease treatment includes exercising, eating a healthy diet and not smoking or using tobacco.