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Peripheral Vascular Disease

What is PVD?Diagnosis and TreatmentsFAQs

Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is the process of atherosclerosis-the narrowing and hardening of the arteries that supply the body outside the heart. This narrowing of blood vessels can cause a number of problems throughout the body, some of which can be life threatening.

How Advocate Christ Medical Center Can Help

Our physicians have extensive experience with both traditional surgery and proven, minimally invasive methods to clear arterial blockages and treat PVD without surgery-with excellent results. We have experience using the newest techniques available and are one of the few hospitals in the region able to care for the most complicated cases.

With some of the area's leading cardiologists, we have the opportunity to test new therapies. Christ Medical Center was one of the first hospitals to do carotid stenting and atherectomy for blockages in the legs.

Conditions We Treat
The board certified vascular surgeons at Advocate Christ Medical Center treat a full range of vascular problems, caring for all the blood vessels (excluding the heart, which is treated by other experts):

  • aortic aneurysms
  • carotid artery disease
  • peripheral arterial sclerotic disease of the arms and legs, stomach and kidney
  • dialysis access
  • venous disorders
  • diabetic ulcers

We take a multidisciplinary approach to vascular issues, which is important because patients who have vascular disease frequently have heart disease or other problems as well. For that reason, our vascular surgeons work closely with our cardiac and thoracic surgery team.

Learn More About Peripheral Vascular Disease

What is peripheral vascular disease?
How is peripheral vascular disease diagnosed and treated?
Frequently asked questions about peripheral vascular disease.


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