VASCULAR SERVICES

Advanced endovascular techniques are utilized at Galion Hospital for diagnostic purposes. We offer
minimally invasive surgical options designed to access many regions of the body through major blood
vessels. This allows for shorter recovery times and less scarring and pain. Endovascular services
include diagnostic angiograms of the carotid, renal, and leg arteries, interventional procedures
and minimally invasive vein repair, including resolution of deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

VASCULAR & THORACIC PROCEDURES

Endovascular therapy is changing the way heart attacks, stroke and various other medical conditions
are being treated. Many problems that once required invasive surgery can now be fixed using
minimally invasive procedures, with catheters instead of scalpels. Because endovascular procedures
are less invasive, patients spend less time in the hospital, less time recovering and can get back
to their daily routine sooner.

THORACIC SURGERY:

Offers skilled care for patients with both benign and cancerous chest and lung conditions.
Treatment includes use of leading-edge techniques, including video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
(VATS) and other minimally invasive surgical techniques, to relieve symptoms in patients who have
lung and esophageal cancer.

VASCULAR LABORATORY:

Cardiovascular ultrasound is a non-invasive diagnostic tool used to diagnose and detect heart and
blood vessel problems. Testing is performed by registered cardiac and vascular sonographers. Tests
performed in this department include echocardiograms, carotid artery and venous ultrasound,
ultrasound of the aorta, and testing for peripheral artery disease.

DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS:

A catheter procedure that removes blood clots in minutes, preventing the clot from traveling to the
lungs and becoming a deadly pulmonary embolism. This breakthrough technology for DVTs is a
procedure that can help restore the patient’s leg to full health and can be life saving.

CAROTID STENT:

A minimally invasive procedure which opens up a blocked artery and keeps a patient from having to
undergo open surgery. A carotid stent is a slender, metal-mesh tube which expands inside the
carotid artery in the neck to increase blood flow in blocked areas. The carotid artery supplies
blood to the brain. Blockage of blood flow to the brain can cause stroke, brain damage, or death.

SYMPTOMS IN YOUR LEGS OF A SERIOUS HEALTH CONDITION

  • Pain in your legs while walking or at rest
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Burning
  • Aching
  • Varicose Veins
  • Ulcers

These symptoms may be something more than advancing age, they could be signs of Peripheral Arterial
Disease or one of many other health concerns.