At Nevada Vein and Vascular, Dr. Dixon and Dr. Albright offer a variety of services. They specialize in treating a variety of vascular disorders and also offer treatment for venous disease.
Vascular Disorders We Treat
Dr. Albright and Dr. Dixon specialize in treating vascular disorders including:
- Peripheral Arterial Disease / Lower Extremity Arterial Disease
- Carotid Artery Disease
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), is a narrowing or blockage of the arteries. This leads to a decrease in blood flow to your arms and legs. When focused in the legs, this is known as Lower Extremity Arterial Disease.
Treatment options for Lower Extremity Arterial Disease include:
- Non-invasive imaging and diagnosis
- Percutaneous procedures
- Arterial bypass
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a condition in which part of the aorta that travels through the abdomen is weakened. the walls of the aorta extend like a balloon as a result of weakness in the vessel wall. This aneurysm may grow over time without causing initial symptoms. Treatment options include open abdominal surgery or endovascular aneurysm repair.
Management for abdominal aortic aneurysm include:
- Endograft management of aortic aneurysms
- Open repair and bypass
- Peripheral, mesenteric and venous aneurysms
Carotid Artery Disease
Carotid Artery Disease occurs when there is a build-up of plaque in the carotid arteries. This can restrict blood flow to the brain and can also cause blood clots to form. If pieces of the blood clot travel in the blood to the brain, this can cause symptoms or stroke (death of brain cells).
Treatment options for Carotid Artery Disease include:
- Monitoring and non-invasive testing
- Carotid stent
- Carotid endarterectomy: a procedure that removes plaque buildup inside the carotid artery so that normal blood flow can be restored. We recommend this procedure for patients whose carotid arteries are at least 70 percent blocked.
Amputation, which is the removal of a limb or extremity, is a treatment of last resort, performed only after all other forms of treatment have failed. The primary reason one would need amputation is a lack of circulation in the affected limb or extremity.
- Creation of dialysis fistulas and arteriovenous grafts
- Catheter placement and removal
Chronic Wound Treatment
- Diagnosis and long-term treatment for healing.
- Venous stasis ulcer
When the valves the allow blood flow to the heart fail to function, blood can begin to pool in the vein, causing a variety of vein complications. Common venous diseases include varicose veins and spider veins. We offer different treatment options for vein disease including:
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Laser Ablation
- Treatment of perforating veins
- Vein Gogh
Ambulatory phlebectomy treats symptomatic and asymptomatic veins. Phlebectomy can relieve both cosmetic and medical concerns in one simple procedure. This procedure removes both spider and varicose veins through small, slit-like incisions in the skin.
We perform laser ablation for the treatment of varicose veins. During laser ablation, we emit laser energy inside the varicose vein to damages the walls of the vein, causing them to collapse and the vein to close off. The blood in the vein is instantly redirected to a nearby healthy vein.
Sclerotherapy involves injecting a saline and a sclerosant solution to treat varicose or spider veins. This injection into the vein causes irritation in the affected veins and produces their eventual collapse.
VeinGogh is a system that generates a tiny, regulated, high-frequency current and delivers it to spider veins. This energy heats the vein, coagulating the blood and collapsing the vessel wall, which then absorbs into the body.