Vascular Care

Weiss Memorial Hospital’s Vascular Center offers a community setting and lakefront location with a highly experienced vascular team. When you come into our vascular center, you can be confident that your vascular treatment options are vetted by a multidisciplinary team that considers your personal health and medical history.

Scheduling an appointment with a vascular specialist is easy. Just call 773-564-5770.

What conditions do we treat?

At Weiss, our vascular surgeons offer a wide variety of vascular treatments for conditions such as:

  • Limb salvage
  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dialysis access
  • Carotid arterial disease (stroke prevention)
  • Lower extremity peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
  • Mesenteric and renal artery occlusive disease
  • Varicose veins

How are vascular treatments performed?

The vascular surgeons at Weiss employ both non-operative therapies and surgical treatments. When possible, they utilize minimally invasive interventions such as angioplasty, stenting and stent grafting for PAD to reduce your period of recovery, scarring and pain during treatment. For non-operative therapies, your needs are met through our Noninvasive Vascular Laboratory. Our Noninvasive Vascular Lab is IAC accredited and run by our highly experienced team using duplex ultrasonography to visualize and quantify plaque formation and arterial narrowing.

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a circulatory problem caused by a narrowing of the peripheral arteries. PAD most commonly affects the legs, causing pain and decreased mobility. Weiss Memorial Hospital’s Cardiac Rehab Department provides a PAD Exercise Therapy program for people with leg pain and cramping caused by PAD. Learn more about the PAD Exercise Therapy program.

Why should I be concerned about my vascular health?

Vascular problems can put your health at risk including an increased risk for stroke — the third most common cause of death in the United States. Our vascular center at Weiss Memorial Hospital can assess your risk for stroke through non-invasive testing. Vascular problems involving the legs can lead to pain and discomfort as well as limb loss if left untreated. Evaluation and treatment of varicose veins and other vein disorders can help keep legs healthy. Receiving expert treatment can improve health, reducing risks of more serious health concerns and improving your quality of life.

To learn more or schedule an appointment with one of our vascular specialists, call 773-564-5770.