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Vascular Surgery

When you have a condition that affects your circulatory system (your arteries and veins), you can count on New Milford Hospital’s experienced vascular surgeons for expert diagnosis and treatment.

Our vascular surgery team has expertise in diagnosing and treating a full range of peripheral vascular disorders. These are blood circulation disorders that can cause narrowing, blockages or spasms in the blood vessels outside your heart and brain. The services we provide include: 

Carotid Duplex

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

Transcranial Doppler (TCD)

This ultrasound exam evaluates the blood vessels that supply the brain within the skull and helps determine the amount of blood flow to certain areas of your brain. It is performed with a small transducer placed on the skin of the face and head.

Venous Duplex

Your doctor may order this to evaluate the cause of pain or swelling in your legs or arms. 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, then a transducer is placed on the gel-covered areas to obtain images and evaluate blood flow in the veins.

Arterial Testing

Arterial Duplex

Your doctor may order this test to evaluate the cause of leg muscle pain when you are walking. This, too, is called a Doppler examination, it uses ultrasound to evaluate the arteries that supply the arms and legs with blood. Gel is applied to the skin of the legs or arms, then a transducer is placed on the gel-covered areas to obtain images and evaluate blood flow in the arms or legs.

Arterial Pressures and Waveforms

Your doctor also may order this test to evaluate the cause of leg muscle pain when you are walking. 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, helping to locate areas of blockage within the arteries.

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 or blockages. Gel is applied to the abdomen, then a transducer is placed on the gel-covered areas to obtain images and evaluate blood flow in the arteries and/or veins.


Our vascular surgeons also perform procedures to treat varicose and spider veins:

Microphlebectomy: Larger veins may be removed through tiny skin punctures. This outpatient procedure uses small incisions that do not require stitches.

Sclerotherapy: Small veins can be treated with injection of a detergent-type agent, which reroutes blood to healthier veins.