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Vascular Surgery

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Vascular Surgery

Vascular disease refers to the network of blood vessels that carry blood throughout the body. Peripheral vascular disease refers to insufficient arterial circulation in the arms and/or legs. In persons over the age of 30, the leading cause of peripheral vascular disease is atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries.

Washington Hospital performs more vascular interventions and surgeries than any other hospital in the area. Used for the prevention of strokes, a carotid endarterectomy or a carotid stent help restore blood supply to the brain. As one of the busiest centers in the Bay Area, Washington performs more than 450 peripheral interventions each year.

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