For patients, professionalism and compassion are the bedrock of the quality care we provide. We’ve created a comfortable atmosphere where patients are valued and respected. We encourage patients to be active participants in their care and have provided the following resources to assist in this process.
Minneapolis Vascular Physicians suggests the following sites as resources for patients as you continue to learn more about your health and the treatment of venous disease.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a weakening and enlargement of the aorta. The aorta is the main blood vessel that carries blood from your heart to the arteries of the kidneys, abdomen, and legs.
An aorto-bifemoral bypass is a surgery that redirects blood flow around areas of blockage in the arteries in the abdomen to restore blood flow to the legs.
The carotid arteries are located in your neck and bring blood flow to your brain. Typically with age, the carotid arteries can build up with plaque, which is made up mostly of fat and cholesterol.
When a procedure is done inside a blood vessel, it is called an endovascular procedure. MVP diagnoses and treats blockages in arteries and veins using angiography, which is also called an angiogram.
A leg bypass is a surgery that redirects blood flow around an area of blockage in one (or multiple) leg arteries by creating an alternative channel for blood flow, thereby “bypassing” the blocked artery, restoring blood flow to the leg and foot.
Peripheral Artery Disease
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a buildup of plaque in the walls of arteries, which reduces or blocks the flow of blood in your limbs.
Interventional and Vascular Resources
“Thank you for the wonderful surgery. I met you, liked you and had confidence in you. You perform a great service and have given me the ability to regain my life. I’m doing great thanks to you.”
“I thought Jeff was excellent, taking the tie to show and explain the CT scan. The nurse, Paul, contacted me twice by phone – extremely helpful. That’s a great team!”
“Keep up the good work.”
– Gary M. who saw Dr. McMillan
“Dr. Vandy was amazing. He immediately told me he could fix my problems and he did! He was so easy to work with and his staff was so helpful. If I called with a question they were prompt in answering it and always made me feel that no question was silly and that they were there to help! So amazing and reassuring to me!”
– Linda T. who saw Dr. Vandy