Accreditation Statement The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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The Center for Vascular Care of the USC CardioVascular Thoracic Institute specializes in comprehensive care of vascular disease through preventive services, diagnostic expertise and the latest in minimally invasive endovascular and traditional surgical techniques.
Staffed by doctors from the the Keck Hospital of USC, the Center for Vascular Care treats patients with vascular disorders using innovative approaches that rely on noninvasive vascular imaging and endovascular technology in addition to traditional surgical therapies.
The Center's specialists also address less common diseases such as arteritis (an inflammation of arteries), acute traumatic vascular injuries, chronic arterial injuries and entrapment syndromes (thoracic outlet syndrome, TOS). Experienced in treating individuals with venous disease , Center specialists offer a less scarring, partial varicose vein removal as well as venous closure, a minimally invasive vein-closing procedure, for patients with varicose veins.
In addition to endovascular and traditional surgical treatment, the USC Center for Vascular Care physicians provide medical intervention, particularly in the control of risk factors for arterial disease such as high cholesterol and the prevention and treatment of deep venous thrombosis (DVT).
When indicated for management of a patient’s vascular disease, the Center provides referrals to other Keck Hospital of USC specialists such as diabetologists, neurologists, hematologists and cardiologists, as well as our specialists in the Keck Hospital of USC Wound Care Center. This integrated multidisciplinary approach helps to minimize the risk to our patients of developing life- or limb-threatening vascular disease.
Use of the GORE TAG Thoracic Endoprosthesis to Treat a Descending Thoracic Aneurysm
by Fred A. Weaver, MD
Vascular Surgery, USC Department of Surgery
This website was developed in 2011 as a service provided by the Division of Vascular Surgery of the Department of Surgery. This website provides selected information available about vascular diseases and procedures which may become out of date over time. It is important that individuals see a healthcare professional for detailed information about medical conditions and treatment. This information is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a healthcare professional, or a recommendation for any particular treatment plan. The Division of Vascular Surgery has taken and will continue to take efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on this website.
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