Vascular Surgery

Vascular Surgery

111 Colchester Avenue
Main Campus, Main Pavilion, Level 5
Burlington,  Vermont  05401

 802-847-3581

Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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If you have peripheral vascular disease, you need the care and expertise of a specialized group of physicians who work together as a team to provide advanced care, including the option of a minimally invasive treatment procedure.

Peripheral Vascular Disease Diagnosis: Specialized Vascular Imaging

UVM Medical Center's vascular technologists and imaging specialists are specially trained in the latest technology to diagnose vascular problems. The process of diagnosis may involve the following:

  • Pulse volume recording - This measures the volume of blood at various points in your legs.
  • Ankle-brachial index - A test that evaluates the circulation in the legs, by comparing blood pressure in the ankle and the arm.
  • Duplex ultrasound - This technique combines both conventional ultrasound that shows the structure of the blood vessels with Doppler ultrasound, which allows for measurement of blood flow.
  • Non-invasive vascular laboratory - Diagnosing vascular problems typically begins in our nationally accredited non-invasive diagnostic laboratory, conveniently located in the Vascular Surgery clinic at UVM Medical Center's Ambulatory Care Center. Patients are often able to see a doctor and have a non-invasive test during a single visit.
  • Highly skilled technologists - The lab is staffed by registered vascular technologists, who are highly skilled specialists with advanced training in non-invasive vascular imaging and testing. By focusing solely on vascular problems, these technologists bring an in-depth knowledge to the diagnosis of vascular patients.

Diagnosing the Full Range of Vascular Problems

The vascular surgery lab offers imaging and testing for the full range of vascular problems affecting all areas of the body. It provides two main types of testing - physiological studies and ultrasound imaging.

Both are non-invasive tests that are usually painless and relatively quick. They enable your physician to decide whether additional, more invasive tests are needed. These studies also can identify problems such as arterial atherosclerosis or vein disease.

  • Physiological studies - These studies measure the amount of blood traveling through the vessels with and without exercise. They help determine if blockages exist.
  • Ultrasound imaging - This is an imaging study that uses sound waves to produce a video image of your blood vessels. We use ultrasounds to check for a potential aneurysm, as well as blocked blood vessels in the neck, abdomen or extremities. In some cases, it may be the only test necessary to determine the need for an operation or stenting procedure.

Learn more about treatments for Peripheral Vascular Disease.

For more information call 802-847-4548.