Vascular Care Services
Services of Center for Advanced Vein Care
interventional radiologists at the Butler Health System (BHS) Center for Advanced Vein Care are highly
trained in the treatment of disorders of the neurological and vascular
Aneurysms - An aneurysm occurs when a portion of the blood vessel wall is bulging
or weakened. Aneurysms can occur in both veins and arteries but are more
common in arteries. Types of aneurysms include abdominal aortic aneurysms
(AAA), cerebral aneurysms, femoral/popliteal artery aneurysms, and common
iliac aneurysms. Treatment options can include modification of dangerous
lifestyle factors, dietary changes, medication, and—in some cases—surgery
to correct the aneurysm.
Blockages of ducts, veins, or arteries - Minimally invasive techniques can be used to remove blockages in ducts,
veins, and/or arteries. These techniques use small, specialized instruments
to remove obstructions.
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) - Deep vein thrombosis or DVT is a blood clot that occurs in a vein that
is deep within the body—usually in a leg. A blood clot can be caused
by any factor that affects normal clotting or circulation of the blood.
While in some cases symptoms such as pain or swelling in the legs occur,
in other cases there are no evident symptoms. This condition can be dangerous,
however, but can be treated by medical professionals.
Kidney Stones - A kidney stone is a small, solid deposit that forms in the kidneys due
to an excess of crystal-forming materials such as calcium, uric acid,
and oxalate in the urine. Kidney stones typically cause significant stomach
pain and can be very painful to pass. In the event of large deposits,
a medical professional may need to break up the kidney stones or remove them.
Uterine Fibroids - Uterine fibroids are benign or noncancerous growths which can form in
the uterus. It is unclear what causes fibroids to form. Some risk factors
may include obesity, early puberty, and a family history of uterine fibroids.
Your doctor may recommend managing the growths with medications or surgical
removal of the fibroids.
Varicose Veins - Varicose veins are enlarged veins that are visible under the skin. They
are often blue or purple in color and may be appear gnarled, tangled,
or engorged. It is possible to
surgically remove these veins for cosmetic reasons or if they are painful.