Vascular Care at Southern Regional

Specialty Care for Your Veins and Arteries

Our vascular specialists and vascular surgeons provide state-of-the-art care through Southern Regional's Heart & Vascular Care Center.

The Heart & Vascular Care Center offers leading-edge technology, top-quality care and the warm environment you expect from Southern Regional.

We treat all types of vascular disease (conditions that affect the arteries and veins). There are many different types of vascular disease, but some of the most common are coronary artery disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease.

At Southern Regional, we offer an increasing number of minimally-invasive options for treating cardio-vascular disease. Cutting-edge treatment options range from angioplasty to open blocked coronary arteries to our Diamondback technology for treating blocked vessels in the lower legs.

Blood Vessel Breakthrough

The Diamondback 360° Orbital Atherectomy System is a new solution for treating blood vessel blockages in the lower legs, known as critical limb ischemia or peripheral vascular disease. This breakthrough is helping people with pain in their legs and feet that might not have been treatable in the past.

Here's how it works. A high-speed diamond-tip drill - about the size of a human hair - opens blood vessels by drilling through blockages and grinding up calcium into tiny particles that can safely pass through the body.

The Diamondback removes blockages all the way down to the toes, which most other devices can't do. For many patients, the treatment prevents the loss of toes or an entire foot.

Personalized Care

As with every surgery at Southern Regional, each vascular surgery patient is assigned a care coordinator who walks them through every step in the surgery process, from pre-assessment to post-operative care.

Prior to surgery, they educate each patient about what to expect of the upcoming procedure and arrange for any pre-surgery tests. They also provide support on the day of surgery and keep waiting family members informed of progress.

After surgery, care coordinators help facilitate communication with the physicians and assist with follow-up care.