Advance vascular procedures, superior results
The Vascular Center at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital provides state-of-the-art, minimally invasive endovascular procedures as well as traditional open surgery to prevent or reduce deterioration of the heart and vessels due to disease.
“Our highly skilled interventional radiologists, cardiologists and vascular surgeons work in concert to determine the best possible medical procedure and outcome for each patient,” explains Paul Khoury, MD, medical director of the Vascular Center and Interventional Radiology at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital.
Whenever possible, Dr. Khoury says, the Center turns to image-guided endovascular techniques to safely and effectively diagnose and treat a range of conditions. “We work inside the vein or artery, with no incision and only local anesthesia and intravenous sedation,” Dr. Khoury says. “Patients recover faster, with less pain and complications, and for most procedures they return home that same day.” Working with the most progressive treatment options available, the Center’s team successfully diagnoses and treats conditions such as:
- Aortic Aneurysms: A ballooning of the major artery that can cause a fatal rupture
- Cerebrovascular Disease: Blockages in the arteries to the brain that may increase risk of stroke
- Chronic Venous Disease: Varicose veins and other disorders that cause leg swelling or leg ulcers
- Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT): Blood clots in the veins that could migrate to the heart and lungs
- Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD): Blockages in circulation to the arms or legs that can threaten the limbs
- Renal Artery Disease: Circulatory disorders of the kidneys that cause high blood pressure or kidney failure
Care For Your Veins
For more information on treatment for venous disease, contact Mercy Philadelphia Hospital’s Vascular Center at 1.877.GO MERCY.