Vascular Imaging & Surgery

MSU Health Care vascular surgeons provide patients peace of mind through successful outcomes which are supported by our advanced training. Vascular surgeons are specialists who are highly trained to treat diseases of the arterial and venous system. As board-certified/board-eligible vascular surgeons, we utilize the latest technological advancements in the medical, endovascular, and surgical treatment of vascular disease, high case volume, and optimal postoperative care from our highly skilled team.

Practice Philosophy

We offer minimally invasive therapy for high quality and best outcome in vascular disease.

  • Individualized, patient-centered vascular care, starting with appropriate conservative options.
  • Office-based venous interventions with local anesthesia are utilized wherever possible.
  • Complex vascular surgery is offered at the state of-the-art McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital.

Outpatient Vascular Lab Patient Resources

  • Lower Extremity Angiogram - Pre-Procedure Information

    Lower Extremity Angiogram Pre-Procedure Packet Instructions

    Before your scheduled dialysis access maintenance procedure, please follow these instructions carefully:

    MEDICATION

    • Take your prescribed medications as usual, unless otherwise instructed by your vascular healthcare provider.
    • Please inform us of any blood thinners or antiplatelet medications you are taking, as they may need to be adjusted before the procedure. 

    NPO GUIDELINES

    • Please do not eat or drink anything after midnight on the night before your procedure, unless otherwise instructed by your healthcare provider.
    • This is known as NPO or fasting. Adhering to these guidelines helps reduce the risk of complications during the procedure, such as aspiration. Your vascular healthcare provider will provide specific instructions regarding when to stop eating and drinking before your procedure. 

    LAB DRAW: 30 DAYS OR LESS BEFORE ANGIOGRAM PROCEDURE

    • Please ensure that any required lab work, such as blood tests, is completed as instructed by your vascular healthcare provider. This may involve visiting a laboratory or clinic to have your blood drawn. Timely completion of these tests is essential for your safety and the success of the procedure. 

    HYGIENE

    • Practice good hygiene by showering or bathing the night before or the morning of the procedure.
    • Cleanse the area around the access site as directed by your healthcare provider.
    • Avoid using lotions, creams, or perfumes on the day of the procedure, as they can interfere with the procedure or cause irritation. 

    CLOTHING

    • Wear loose, comfortable clothing to your appointment. You may be asked to change into a hospital gown before the procedure.
    • Avoid wearing jewelry, piercings, or metal objects that may need to be removed before the intervention.

    TRANSPORTATION & ESCORT

    • Arrange for transportation to and from the Heart and Vascular Center’s Outpatient Vascular Lab at the Clinical Center on the day of your procedure. You will not be able to drive yourself home afterward, so ensure that someone accompanies you or arranges transportation on your behalf. 
    • Your escort must stay on-site for the entire procedure and recovery period, or the procedure will have to be rescheduled.

    ARRIVAL TIME

    • Plan to arrive at the specified time provided by your vascular healthcare provider (pg1). Arriving on time allows for necessary paperwork, preparation, and pre-procedure assessments to be completed before the intervention. 

    QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS

    • If you have any questions or concerns about the procedure, pre-operative instructions, or recovery process, don't hesitate to contact the MSU Health Care Heart and Vascular Center including a 24-hour on-call service or your healthcare provider. It's essential to address any uncertainties before the procedure to ensure a smooth and successful experience. 

    You can contact MSU Health Care Heart and Vascular Center at:

    (517) 267-2460
    (888) 451-2909 | toll free


    FOR OUR PATIENTS' ESCORT | YOUR PRESENCE MATTERS.

    • For the well-being of your family member or friend you are accompanying today,
      we kindly request that you remain on-site during the entire procedure.
    • NEED TO WALK?
      • If you would like to stretch your legs by walking through the Clinical Center or Radiology Healing Gardens during the procedure, please leave your cell phone number with the front desk.
    • HUNGRY?
      • Avenue C is a mini-market that offers a variety of grab-and-go options and convenience items. You can find Avenue C on the 1st Floor in A135 Clinical Center. 
    • PATIENT PICK-UP
      • Upon discharge from the outpatient vascular lab, we will assist the patient by providing wheelchair transport to Entrance Door D, where we will be waiting for
        you for the patient’s ride home.

    UNDERSTANDING PERIPHERAL ARTERY DISEASE (PAD)

    Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a condition characterized by narrowed arteries in the legs, leading to reduced blood flow to the limbs. If left untreated, PAD can cause pain, numbness, and potentially serious complications. 

    POSSIBLE PROCEDURES INCLUDE:

    • Diagnostic Angiogram: A procedure to visualize the blood vessels in your legs and diagnose any blockages or narrowing. This procedure helps your healthcare provider determine the best course of treatment for your condition. 
    • Angioplasty: A minimally invasive procedure to widen narrowed or blocked arteries using a balloon catheter. This helps improve blood flow to the legs and relieve symptoms such as pain and cramping. 
    • Stenting: Placement of a small metal mesh tube (stent) to keep the artery open after angioplasty. Stents help prevent the artery from narrowing again and maintain improved blood flow. 
    • Atherectomy: Removal of plaque buildup from the artery using specialized catheters. This procedure helps restore blood flow and reduce the risk of further blockages. 

    RISK AND BENEFITS

    • Your healthcare provider will discuss the potential risks and benefits of the procedure with you before obtaining your informed consent.
    • It's essential to understand these risks and benefits to make an informed decision about your treatment. 

    Recommended Resource Citation: https://medlineplus.gov/peripheralarterialdisease.html#:~:text=Peripheral%20arterial%20disease%20(PAD)%20happens,up%20of%20fat%20and%20cholesterol

     

    Click here to download a PDF version of these instructions.

  • Lower Extremity Angiogram - Post-Procedure Information

    Angiogram Post-Procedure Packet Instructions

    After your lower extremity angiogram procedure, please follow these instructions carefully:

    ACTIVITY LEVEL

    • Avoid strenuous activity and heavy lifting/ straining for the rest of the day.
    • Rest as needed to minimize discomfort and promote healing.

    CIRCULATION

    • Monitor for signs of compromised circulation. Including numbness, tingling, coolness, or pallor/blueish skin color. 
    • If you notice any signs of compromised circulation, contact your vascular healthcare provider immediately.

    WOUND CARE

    • Keep the access site clean and dry for 48 hours.
    • Remove dressing after 48 hours and then you may shower.
    • If you notice any signs of infection such as fever, redness, swelling or discharge, contact your vascular healthcare provider immediately.
    • If you experience excessive bleeding from the procedure site, apply direct pressure to the site, and call 911 immediately.

    DRIVING RESTRICTIONS

    • Do not drive for at least 24 hours after the procedure, or as instructed by your vascular healthcare provider.
    • Arrange for transportation as needed.

    SMOKING CESSATION

    • If you smoke, consider quitting or reducing your smoking habits. Smoking can impair healing and increase the risk of complications.
    • Ask your healthcare provider for support and resources to help you quit smoking.

    FOLLOW-UP APPOINTMENT

    • Attend your follow-up appointment as scheduled to review your procedure results and discuss further treatment options or adjustments to your care plan. Your healthcare provider will monitor your progress and address any concerns you may have.

    QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS

    • If you have any questions, concerns, or experience any complications before or after your procedure, don't hesitate to contact the MSU Health Care Heart and Vascular Center including a 24-hour on-call service at (517) 267-2460.

     

    Click here to download a PDF version of these instructions.

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