Treatment

Vascular Disease Diagnosis & Treatment

Vascular Surgery

Vascular surgeons treat disorders of the blood vessels (arteries and veins) outside the heart.

Horizon Vascular Specialists’ special areas of medical treatment are the diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease. We treat conditions of the vascular system (arteries and veins) and perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures such as arteriograms and angioplasty, as well as surgical and endovascular treatments for vascular disease. We specialize in minimally invasive techniques such as angioplasty and endovascular methods.

We offer both minimally invasive and open procedures to address a wide range of artery and vein disorders. It is always our goal to perform the most effective, least invasive procedure to address each specific medical issue. The faster we can correct the problem and help you return to your normal life, the better.  Our nationally known ICAVL-accredited non-invasive vascular testing laboratory (Doctor’s Vascular Laboratory) provides us with the information we need to recommend the best vascular treatment for your condition.

Vein Disorders

 

Deep Vein Thrombosis

  • Clot Removal - using a variety of surgical techniques to re-establish vein blood flow.
  • Sonograms - duplex sonogram diagnosis uses sound waves to study an image of a blood vessel.
  • Thrombolysis - the breakdown of blood clots by the use of specialized drugs.

More about Deep Vein Thrombosis 

Varicose Veins

  • Ambulatory Spot Phlebectomy - involves making tiny punctures or incisions where the veins are then removed; no stitches are required.
  • Foam Sclerotherapy - injecting “foamed sclerosant drugs” within a blood vessel using a syringe. Very effective.
  • VNUS Closure® / Radio Frequency (RF) Ablation - generator with a catheter; the radiofrequency (RF) energy is temperature controlled. Very effective.

More about Varicose Veins

Sclerotherapy

A treatment for spider veins that involves injecting a chemical irritant into a vein causing it to fade. The vein turns into scar tissue and blood flow shifts to a nearby healthy blood vessel.

Artery Disorders

 

Lower Extremity Blockages

  • Angioplasty - using a catheter with an inflatable balloon to open ablocked artery.
  • Arteriograms - a special x-ray of the inside of the artery using dye.
  • Bypasses - creating an alternative passage to divert the flow of blood.
  • Sonograms - duplex sonogram diagnosis uses sound waves to study an image of a blood vessel.
  • Stents - a tube designed to be inserted into an artery to keep it open.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

  • Arteriograms - a special x-ray of the inside of the artery using dye.
  • Minimally Invasive Endografts - a tube is placed inside the aorta through a small incision in the groin.
  • Open Repair - the aneurysm is repaired through an incision in the abdomen.
  • Sonograms - duplex sonogram diagnosis uses sound waves to study an image of a blood vessel.

Carotid Artery Blockages

  • Angioplasty - using a catheter with an inflatable balloon to open a blocked artery.
  • Arteriograms - a special x-ray of the inside of the artery using dye.
  • Endarterectomy - cleaning out an artery and restoring normal blood flow through the artery.
  • Sonograms - duplex sonogram diagnosis uses sound waves to study an image of a blood vessel.
  • Stroke Prevention - One of the most important outcomes of carotid artery treatment.

Kidney Artery Blockages

  • Angioplasty - using a catheter with an inflatable balloon to open a blocked artery.
  • Arteriograms - a special x-ray of the inside of the artery using dye.
  • Endarterectomy - cleaning out an artery and restoring normal blood flow through the artery.
  • Sonograms - duplex sonogram diagnosis uses sound waves to study an image of a blood vessel.
  • Stents - a tube designed to be inserted into an artery to keep it open.

Peripheral Arterial Disease

  • Angioplasty - using a catheter with an inflatable balloon to open a blocked artery.
  • Stents - a tube designed to be inserted into an artery to keep it open.

More about Peripheral Arterial Disease 

Vascular Screenings

Heart disease and stroke can be prevented, detected, and treated – that’s the good news. However, most people don’t take the opportunity to get screened.  Typically, during these screenings, 5- 10% percent of people looked at can have signs of vascular conditions, including blocked carotid arteries, aortic aneurysms and PAD. Most people never know they have a problem.

Vascular disease outside the heart, whether its the carotid arteries in the neck, the aorta, the arteries in the legs and arms or veins is similar to heart disease in the sense it is caused by atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) of the arteries or venus insufficiency (poorly functioning veins). The potential severity of these diseases is significant. It can lead to hospitalization, severe disability long term and can even be fatal. With early detection, most vascular disease cases can be treated effectively. There are several simple ultrasound screening tests that detect these problems, all of which are non-invasive and painless.

Our ICAVL-accredited vascular laboratory (Doctor’s Vascular Laboratory) performs these ultrasound tests in our laboratory, providing us with the information we need to recommend treatment.  Horizon Vascular Specialists is committed to educating people about the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of vascular disease.  We offer comprehensive screening programs throughout Montgomery County and Frederick County, Maryland for people 55 years and over, or who have a family history of vascular disease.

There are Many Treatment Options

There are effective treatment options for every type of artery and vein disorder. With today’s technology, many of these treatment options can be done non-surgically on an outpatient basis. This means less down time, less expense and a quicker return to normal life. Whether your treatment involves endarterectomy, thrombolysis, sclerotherapy or VNUS Closure, we will review your specific case thoroughly and make a joint decision on the best option – surgical or non-surgical to ensure the best outcome for you.

Request a Consultation

If you are experiencing pain associated with varicose veins or another type of vascular condition, please contact our staff and we can discuss the various treatments that may be available to you. With offices conveniently located in Rockville, Olney, and Frederick, we serve vascular patients throughout Maryland.

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