Heart & Vascular Center

Visceral Vascular Disease

At Yale-New Haven our physicians are leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of visceral vascular disease — the narrowing or blockage of arteries that supply blood to the intestines (mesenteric vascular disease) or the kidneys (renal vascular disease). We offer patients comprehensive care that includes a full range of medical, surgical and minimally invasive treatment options.

Visceral Vascular Disease

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Vascular Care

Our Visceral Vascular Disease Program brings together a team of clinicians from multiple disciplines to provide care from many perspectives, including:

  • Vascular medicine and cardiology
  • Vascular and endovascular surgery
  • Vascular interventional radiology
  • Interventional radiology
  • Nephrology and hypertension

We work together with the patient and referring physician to coordinate personalized treatment plans for all patients.

Advanced Interventional Techniques

Clinicians in the Visceral Vascular Disease Program are national leaders in using endovascular and surgical therapies to treat patients with visceral vascular disease. Such interventional treatments include:

Angioplasty and stenting: In this technique, a balloon-tipped catheter is threaded through the affected artery to expand it. A stent, which is a tiny metal-mesh tube, may be inserted to keep the artery open. Angioplasty and stenting is less invasive than open surgery and results in faster recovery times.

Trans-aortic endarterectomy: In this procedure, plaque is surgically removed from blocked mesenteric arteries.

Surgical bypass: This intervention re-routes blood flow around the diseased artery.

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