Jefferson Health

Peripheral Vascular Disease

The medical team of the Jefferson Vascular Center has the specialized expertise to help you manage the symptoms of peripheral vascular disease (PVD), also known as peripheral artery disease, and reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and other complications. Because PVD affects the blood supply, there are several different conditions associated with PVD, including atherosclerosis, Buerger's disease, chronic venous insufficiency, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), Raynaud's phenomenon, thrombophlebitis and varicose veins.

Since caring for vascular conditions often involves more than one medical specialty, our Center employs an integrated approach that combines the expertise of specialists in internal medicine, cardiology, interventional cardiology, interventional radiology and vascular surgery. Our team of physicians, nurses and pharmacists will coordinate your care and provide personalized consultations and follow-up visits.

Our medical staff is able to accurately detect and diagnose vascular disease through computed tomography (CT) angiography using the advanced Philips Brilliance iCT 256-slice scanner. Jefferson is the only hospital in the Philadelphia region – and one of only a handful in the nation – to offer this technology, which allows us to image blood vessels with never-before-seen clarity and details in order to make accurate diagnoses of vascular disease.

We are experienced in providing surgical treatments to patients with severe cases of peripheral vascular disease and one of the few hospitals to have a dedicated endovascular operating room suite, which is equipped to perform a range of minimally invasive endovascular and open surgical procedures such as balloon angioplasty and bypass surgery. We also provide access to the most advanced technologies and techniques used in the treatment of vascular diseases, thanks in part to our participation and leading role in clinical studies.

If you have been told you need open heart surgery, physicians of the Jefferson Angioplasty Center may be able to offer a less invasive option or no surgery at all.

Make an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-JEFF-NOW (1-800-533-3669) or request an appointment online.