The world of vascular surgery can be daunting. Here are some resources to answer your questions and help you learn about Vascular Disease.
Vascular Disease Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a referral to make an appointment?
We require referrals except for varicose vein and spider vein issues and existing patients, unless they are presenting with a new problem. Call or click here to set up a consultation.
Where are you located?
Our main office is located in Franklin, TN. We also have two satellite offices in Columbia and Shelbyville.
What should I bring for my first appointment?
You should bring your current insurance information, a list of any medications you are presently taking, and any relevant medical history.
What areas do you serve?
We serve Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin, and all of Middle Tennessee but will accept any patients willing to come into the office.
What are spider veins?
Veins easily seen through the skin and are usually found on the legs or face. They are smaller and can be red, purple, and blue.
For more information on spider veins, click here: Spider Veins
What is AAA?
An Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) occurs when an area of the abdominal aorta expands or bulges due to a blood clot.
For more information on abdominal aortic aneurysm, click here: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
What is PVD/PAD?
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) is a slow and progressive circulation disorder. It can involve disease in any of the blood vessels outside of the heart as well as diseases of the arteries, veins, or lymphatic vessels. The feet and legs are most commonly affected.
For more information on peripheral vascular disease, click here: Peripheral Artery Disease
What is angioplasty?
Angioplasty involves temporarily inserting a small balloon into the artery in order to bypass blockage.
What is a stent?
A stent is a small, metal coil which is inserted into the clogged artery to prop it open. Stenting is often combined with angioplasty.