Caring for Your Circulation

With every beat of your heart, your vascular system is circulating blood throughout your whole body. Your veins are shooting vital nutrients to where they're needed most. If you have vascular disease, something is interrupting your blood vessels' job.

Our vascular team provides surgical and non-surgical treatment options to keep you healthy.  


When to See a Vascular Specialist

Vascular disease is often called a silent killer and presents few symptoms. It is important to see a vascular doctor to assess your risk.

Common vascular disease risk factors include:

  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Obesity
  • Slow or non-healing sores on feet or legs
  • Aching, cramping or pain in your limbs while exercising
  • Family history of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)


What are Vascular Diseases?

Let Sanford Health’s vascular experts diagnose and treat any problems in your veins and arteries, including:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm: The aorta is your body’s main blood vessel. An abdominal aortic aneurysm means that your aorta is enlarged and could burst.
  • Carotid artery disease: Your carotid arteries are in your neck. They carry blood from the heart to the brain. Carotid artery disease occurs when these arteries are narrowed by cholesterol buildup. Blocked or narrowed arteries can lead to a stroke.
  • Hyperhidrosis: Excessive sweating of the underarms, hands, feet or face.
  • Peripheral arterial disease: A condition where buildup in the walls of your arteries reduces the blood flow to your limbs.
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome: Caused by your collarbone or first rib jamming against the blood vessels in your shoulders or neck. This is caused by trauma, repetitive injuries, pregnancy or an extra rib.
  • Varicose and spider veins: Varicose veins are swollen and damaged veins that are most common in the legs and feet.
  • Limb preservation and non-healing wounds: Most amputations are preventable. Get treatment as early as possible for non-healing injuries.
  • Pulmonary embolism: A blood clot in your lung that causes shortness of breath, cough and chest pain.
  • Deep vein thrombosis: A dangerous condition in which a blood clot forms in a deep vein.


Total Care for Your Veins & Arteries

You have options to treat vascular disease. The first step is to make healthy changes to your lifestyle. This could include exercise, changing your diet, diabetes management or quitting smoking. Our vascular doctors offer non-surgical options such as medication or compression therapy.

Sanford Health's vascular surgeons provide complete vascular care for a variety of conditions. All vascular surgeries are minimally invasive, meaning you can recover faster.

Our highly trained experts are innovators in technology. We work hard to provide you access to clinical trials and advanced treatments for your vascular conditions.


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Meet with a Sanford Health vascular specialist to talk about your vascular health. Our experts can perform vascular screenings, vascular surgery and other treatment options.

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Look for a vascular clinic near you. Sanford Health’s vascular team can also come to you to provide expert vascular care close to home.

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