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The Vascular Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, is a comprehensive Center specializing in circulatory system disorders. Our vascular surgeons offer a variety of advanced treatment options to correct impaired blood flow to the kidneys and the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
Proper blood flow to the kidneys and GI tract is critical to the function of the organs. In some cases, blood flow can be impaired, diminishing the effectiveness of the organs and their intended functions. Atherosclerosis, a buildup of fatty deposits on the artery walls, is a common cause for impaired blood flow to the kidneys and GI tract. In the kidneys, this impaired blood flow may be referred to as renal artery stenosis. In the GI tract, it is known as intestinal ischemia.
Some cases of impaired blood flow to the kidneys and GI tract can be treated with medications aimed at treating the underlying causes of impaired blood flow. In more severe cases, surgery may be required. This may include the use of angioplasty and stenting.
In a case where surgery is required, vascular surgeons may perform the following:
The Vascular Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, diagnoses and treats a broad range of circulatory system disorders including stroke and mini stroke, leg pain and swelling, blood clots, aneurysms, varicose veins and circulatory disease. Drs. Paul Lucas, Kurtis Kim and Alain Tanbe provide comprehensive care using advanced treatments including balloon angioplasty, stent-graft repair, endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair, aortic aneurysm and dissection, varicose vein removal, bypass surgery, neck artery repair and minimally invasive catheter procedures.
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Dr. Paul Lucas, Director of The Vascular Center at Mercy, leads a clinical team providing diagnosis and treatment for circulatory problems, including aneurysm, stroke, swelling of the leg and blockages.
Cheryl wears compression socks while working to help with venous insufficiency, a buildup of pressure in her legs.