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.
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
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.
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.