South Jersey Vascular Surgery Center treats and manages a wide variety of vascular conditions in a secure and comfortable environment. All procedures performed at SJVSC are safe and effective. Our primary services include procedures for vascular access issues, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), Port and PICC line placement.
When a patient’s kidneys have failed, venous access, or access to the blood system, must be introduced and sustained for dialysis treatments. Dialysis is a process used to treat patients whose kidneys are not working properly. It involves a special machine and tubing that removes blood from the body, cleanses it of waste and extra fluid and then returns it back to the body. To help maintain the life and functionality of the dialysis access our treatments are listed below:
- Fistula and Graft Evaluation Treatment
- Angioplasty and Stenting
- Vein Mapping
- Placement and Exchange of Dialysis Catheters
- PD Catheters
- Permcath Placement
- Thrombolysis / Thrombectomy
A PICC line is a soft, long and narrow catheter (tube) that is inserted into a vein in your arm, leg or neck. The tip of the catheter is positioned in a large vein, which carries the blood to the heart. The PICC line is used for intravenous (IV) antibiotics, nutrition or medications that are needed long-term. A PICC line is also used for blood draws.
Peripheral arterial disease is a circulatory problem which is common. PAD is a condition in which plaque calcifies in the arteries that transport blood to your limbs and organs. Plaque is made up of a combination of cholesterol, calcium, fat and other substances in the blood. When PAD is developed, your extremities (typically your legs) fail to obtain adequate blood flow to keep up with the demand of your day-to-day activity. This creates symptoms, which usually include leg discomfort and pain while walking. Our peripheral arterial disease treatments are listed below:
- Peripheral Angioplasty
- Peripheral Angioplasty and Stenting
- Atherectomy Procedures
- Limb Salvage
A port is a small round device under the skin, usually in the chest, used for long term intravenous access. Commonly used for chemotherapy, intravenous infusions, transfusions, blood draws, and injection of dye during imaging examinations such as CT, MRI, or PET scans.
Port placement is a minimally invasive procedure performed with ultrasound and X-ray guidance using twilight sedation. The port is ready to use immediately following insertion and may remain in place long term, but can also be easily removed.
Uterine fibroids can cause severe symptoms in some women, including heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain and swelling of the abdomen. Uterine artery (fibroid) embolization is a minimally invasive procedure that destroys fibroid tissue and eases these symptoms. It provides an alternative to surgery in order to remove fibroids. A slender, flexible tube (catheter) is used to inject small particles (embolic agents) into the uterine arteries, which supply blood to your fibroids and uterus. The goal is to block the fibroid blood vessels, starving the fibroids and causing them to shrink and die.
Paracentesis is a procedure that is done to remove the fluid that builds up in the abdomen most commonly caused by liver disease and cancer. The procedure is done under local anesthesia using ultrasound guidance and sterile techniques. Paracentesis is typically recurrent and is usually needed on a weekly basis.