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Vascular Surgery

New Milford Hospital’s experienced vascular surgeons care for patients with diseases that affect the circulatory system (arteries and veins throughout the body), excluding the heart.

Vascular Services

Our vascular surgery team has expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral vascular disorders, including:

Cosmetic and Minimally Invasive Venous Procedures for varicose and spider veins, including: 

  • Microphlebectomy: Larger veins may also be treated with micro-phlebectomy, when varicose veins are removed through tiny skin punctures done on an outpatient basis, using small incisions that do not require stitches.
  • Sclerotherapy: Small veins can be treated with sclerotherapy, when the vein is injected with a detergent-type agent, rerouting blood to healthier veins

Non-Invasive Vascular Testing

Carotid Duplex

Ultrasound is used to evaluate the carotid arteries located in the neck that feed the brain with blood. Gel is applied to the skin of the neck. A transducer is then placed on the gel-covered areas to obtain images and evaluate the blood flow in the arteries. Your doctor may order this test if you have physical examination findings or symptoms that suggest that you may have a blockage in the carotid artery.

Transcranial Doppler (TCD)

This exam evaluates the blood vessels that supply the brain within the skull. It is performed with a small transducer that is placed on the skin of the face and head.

Venous Duplex

Also called a Doppler examination, ultrasound is used to evaluate the veins that carry blood to the heart from the legs or arms. Gel is applied to the skin of the legs or arms. A transducer is then placed on the gel-covered areas to obtain images and evaluate blood flow in the veins. Your doctor may order this to evaluate the cause of pain or swelling in your legs or arms.

Arterial Testing

Arterial Duplex

Also called a Doppler examination, ultrasound is used to evaluate the arteries that feed the arms and legs with blood. Gel is applied to the skin of the legs or arms. A transducer is then placed on the gel-covered areas to obtain images and evaluate the blood flow in the arms or legs. Your doctor may order this test to evaluate the cause of pain in the leg muscles with walking.

Arterial Pressures and Waveforms

Ultrasound and blood pressure cuffs are used to evaluate the arteries that supply the arms and legs with blood. Several blood pressure cuffs are placed in various locations on the legs or arms. When inflated, the cuffs provide blood pressure readings as well as waveforms. This test will locate areas of blockage with in the arteries. Your doctor may order this test to evaluate the cause of pain in the leg muscles with walking.

Abdominal Vascular Duplex

Also called a Doppler examination, ultrasound is used to evaluate the blood vessels that bring blood to and away from the abdominal organs. The aorta, the main blood vessel in the body, is also imaged to evaluate for aneurysms and or blockages. Gel is applied to the abdomen. A transducer is then placed on the gel-covered areas to obtain images and evaluate blood flow in the arteries and/or veins.


Vascular Surgery