Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Vascular surgery and vascular medicine treat diseases of the circulatory system that carries blood throughout the human body. If you have been diagnosed with a vascular condition, you want compassionate care from providers who deliver exceptional outcomes. At Virginia Mason, vascular care is coordinated by a multidisciplinary team across the Puget Sound area, providing unmatched access and convenience.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with our vascular and endovascular surgery team, call (206) 223-6950.
Meet Our Providers
- Derek P. Nathan, MD, RPVI
- Damon Pierce, MD
- Matthew E. Bennett, MD, RPVI
- Kerry E. Bowen, PA-C, MHS
- Carina Y. Walker, MCHS, PA-C
Specific services offered by the Virginia Mason Vascular and Endovascular Center include:
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
- Carotid Disease
- Dialysis Access via Catheters and Surgically made Fistulas
- Limb Salvage
- Mesenteric Ischemia
- Peripheral Arterial Disease
- Renovascular Hypertension
- Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms
Full Array of Endovascular and Vascular Surgical Options
Minimally Invasive Approach
Blockages or other disorders of the vascular system were traditionally treated with open surgery. Advances in techniques and technology allow many of these problems to be treated with balloons, stents, or other devices delivered inside the vessels via small catheters. Virginia Mason’s vascular surgeons have specialized training and clinical expertise to combine these open and minimally invasive approaches to develop the best treatment plan for each individual patient.
Hybrid Operating Room
These treatments are made possible by our state-of-the-art hybrid operating room, which incorporates advanced imaging technology into a traditional surgery suite. In addition to bringing the most advanced technology to each surgical case, patient safety is enhanced in a hybrid operating room by allowing an endovascular procedure to easily transition to a more complex surgical procedure, if needed.
Trans-carotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR)
TCAR is a hybrid procedure used to treat narrowing of the carotid arteries. These arteries supply blood to the brain and can be responsible for stroke. TCAR allows a stent to be placed from a small incision in the neck, and uses a unique flow-reversal system to protect the brain during the procedure, reducing the risk of stroke. TCAR allows us to help patients who might not be good candidates for either endarterectomy or stenting.
Endovascular Repair of Complex Aortic Aneurysms with Fenestrated and Branched Stent-Grafts
Abdominal aortic aneurysms are enlarged areas of the main blood vessel in the body which, if left untreated, can rupture. These are often treated with a minimally-invasive procedure where a fabric-covered stent seals the aneurysm from the inside. However, if the aneurysm involves the vital arterial branches supplying the kidneys and intestines, there are more limited options available for treatment. Virginia Mason’s vascular surgeons offer treatment with customized physician-modified grafts, where holes are created to allow blood to continue to flow to these branch vessels after sealing the aneurysm. This allows us to provide a minimally-invasive option to patients who would otherwise be forced to undergo a large, open operation.
Vein Treatment Clinic
Millions of Americans suffer from varicose veins and millions more are afraid to show their legs because of bulging or spider veins. Our Vein Treatment Clinic offers services in Seattle and Federal Way to support convenient care close to home.