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Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Why choose Ochsner Health for your vascular and endovascular surgical care?

The vascular and endovascular surgery team at Ochsner Health provides multidisciplinary care using leading-edge techniques and technology to treat complex vascular diseases. Our fellowship-trained vascular surgeons have been nationally recognized for their expertise and training. The Ochsner vascular and endovascular surgery program is:

  • A “High Performing Hospital” for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair by U.S. News & World Report
  • One of Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery
  • The winner of Healthgrades Vascular Surgery Excellence Award

Additionally, we are involved in multiple clinical trials of devices that aren’t commercially available, which means patients may have access to new treatments years early.

Patients throughout Louisiana and Mississippi benefit from Ochsner vascular care. Find a location near you.

Virtual visits may be an option for some established patients.

Ochsner vascular and endovascular surgeons treat problems with your vascular system, the blood vessels that circulate throughout your body. The same type of blockages that can build up in your heart and cause a heart attack can also happen throughout your body. These buildups of plaque can lead to aneurysm, stroke, kidney disease and serious problems in your legs and arms, including peripheral artery disease.

But vascular disease is more than just the hardening of arteries outside of your heart. Genetic and lifestyle factors can lead to weakened veins, blood clots, infections or other problems. Not all vascular or venous disease treatment requires surgery. Ochsner vascular specialists can help you manage your condition with lifestyle changes, medication and non-invasive procedures, in addition to surgery. We treat each patient individually and make sure you know and understand all of your treatment options.

Ochsner vascular surgeons operate on blood vessels throughout your body, except for the brain or the heart. Most modern surgery to treat vascular disease is endovascular, or minimally invasive. This means you will have smaller scars and a quicker recovery period. Some types of endovascular surgical procedures are outpatient, meaning you can go home the same day.

When endovascular surgery is not an option, our surgeons use open surgical techniques but will always take a conservative approach. Our vascular surgeons also work closely with specialists in the Heart and Vascular Institute and across the Ochsner network, including:

Ochsner vascular and endovascular surgeons treat a wide range of vascular diseases, including:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Abdominal vascular disease — blockages in the arteries in the abdomen that prevent blood from reaching the intestines
  • Carotid artery disease — blockages in the vessels that take blood to your brain
  • Carotid artery occlusive disease/carotid stenosis — narrowing or blockages in the carotid artery
  • Deep venous thrombosis — a blood clot in one of the body’s deep veins, usually the leg
  • Kidney disease
  • May-Thurner syndrome — an artery presses against a vein in your pelvis and keeps blood from flowing as it should
  • Peripheral artery disease — blockages in the vessels that take blood to the legs from the heart
  • Poor circulation
  • Slow-healing wounds
  • Spider veins
  • Thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm — a bulging or weakness in the aorta
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome — compression of nerves or blood vessels that cause pain or numbness in the neck, shoulders or fingers
  • Varicose veins
  • Vascular infections and injuries
  • Venous insufficiency — the veins in the legs don’t properly send blood back to the heart

Our state-of-the-art vascular laboratory offers advanced diagnostic imaging and equipment to help diagnose vascular conditions. In many situations, we offer appointments with providers and imaging on the same day, saving you a trip to the hospital.

Ochsner vascular and endovascular specialists use minimally invasive and open surgical procedures such as:

  • Abdominal vascular disease treatments, including angioplasty, stenting, bypass and embolectomy
  • Aortic procedures, including endovascular aneurysm repairs and aorta-bi-femoral bypass
  • Carotid artery occlusive disease treatment, including endarterectomy, transcarotid artery revascularization, trans-femoral carotid stenting and open surgery
  • Dialysis-related procedures, including arteriovenous fistula or graft creation, catheter placement and access maintenance
  • Endovenous laser ablation for venous insufficiency
  • Lower limb revascularization
  • Microphlebectomy for varicose veins
  • Peripheral artery disease treatments, including endovascular balloon angioplasty, intra-vascular lithotripsy, thrombectomy, bypass and wound care
  • Sclerotherapy for spider veins
  • Venous disease treatment, including angioplasty, thrombectomy and inferior vena cava filter placement

Whether you need surgical treatment for a minor vascular problem or a life-threatening one, trust the Ochsner vascular specialists with your care.

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Map of Ochsner-affiliated facilities that provide services related to Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Locations

Heart & Vascular Center of Acadiana
155 Hospital Drive
Lafayette, LA 70503
  • Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m.-noon
Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center
1214 Coolidge St.
Lafayette, LA 70503
  • Open 24/7
Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center
1978 Industrial Blvd.
Houma, LA 70363
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Medical Center – New Orleans
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Health Center - West Bank
120 Ochsner Blvd.
Gretna, LA 70056
  • Mon–Fri: 6 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ochsner Medical Center - West Bank Campus
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA 70056
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Baptist - A Campus of Ochsner Medical Center
2700 Napoleon Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70115
  • Open 24/7