Vascular Care and Surgery
Over the past decade, dramatic advancements have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases, which can cause aneurysms, blood clots and blockages to develop in the arteries and veins. Vascular Surgery at Mount Sinai Queens is part of this rapidly changing field, offering state-of-the art imaging equipment and minimally invasive surgical techniques that have improved patient care and treatment outcomes. We specialize in treating a variety of vascular conditions including carotid artery disease, aneurysmal arterial disease, thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms and mesenteric occlusive disease, tibial occlusive disease, venous disease and dialysis access.
In response to the growing demand for vascular care in our community, Mount Sinai Queens is staffed by three dedicated vascular surgeons. Our specialists are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to evaluate patients, manage and prescribe medications like blood-thinners for patients with blood clots, perform minimally invasive catheter-based endovascular procedures and open surgical reconstruction. Many of our patients present to our emergency room with undiagnosed vascular disease along with other comorbidities like heart disease or diabetes.
Mount Sinai Queens is a unique place to receive care because it offers patients the comfort of a community hospital coupled with the resources of a major academic medical center. Patients in need of highly specialized care have access to leading physicians across a variety of specialties, including cardiologists, pulmonologists, nephrologists and neurologists.
Identifying Vascular Disease
At Mount Sinai Queens, our specialists use cutting-edge imaging technology such as CT angiogram and MR angiography to help diagnose patients. We also offer arteriography, a sophisticated imaging technique that creates a roadmap of the arteries. In this procedure, physicians use X-ray technology to guide a catheter which injects die into an artery in the upper thigh. Used to diagnose conditions and plan open surgical procedures on stent placement, arteriography is considered to be the diagnostic gold standard of vascular medicine.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
In addition to our expertise in traditional open surgery, we offer the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques to repair aneurysms and prevent ruptures. Our surgeons specialize in Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (EVAR) and Thoracic Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (TEVAR) procedures, which use a stent graft that is inserted through a small incision in the groin to repair the aneurysm. These cutting-edge procedures result in shorter hospital stays, less post-operative complications and lower reported pain levels than open surgery.
We Can Help
Our specialists are available to treat emergent cases and provide outpatient consultations. Since patients with vascular disease need to be monitored for the rest of their lives, our specialists work closely with patients and their primary care or sub-specialty doctors to ensure they receive the proper follow-up care. We also educate patients about lifestyle changes that can reduce their risk factors for developing future complications such as lowering their cholesterol, managing their diabetes, eating a well-balanced diet and quitting smoking.
Mount Sinai Queens
Physician Referral: 1-800-YOUR-MDs
Hospital Tel: 718-932-1000
25-10 30th Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11102