Vascular Surgery in New Jersey

Procedures that Fight Cholesterol & Keep Blood Pumping

Although heart surgery is the more talked-about procedure, vascular surgery is another valuable operation for patients with narrowed arteries to keep oxygen-rich blood flowing through the body. Veins and arteries are the body’s highway system, transporting blood and vital nutrients to your entire system. The body cannot perform its functions without blood, meaning any condition that obstructs the veins and arteries requires immediate attention.

Role of the Vascular Surgeon

Your heart is responsible for pumping blood throughout the body. A heart surgeon is responsible for treating arteries in and around the heart, while a vascular surgeon treats obstructions in all other areas except the head, which is treated by neurosurgeons.

The following conditions sometimes require intervention from a vascular surgeon:

  • Aneurysms
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Fibromuscular disease
  • Giant cell arthritis
  • Lymphedema
  • Varicose veins
  • Vascular infections

The most common form of vascular disease is atherosclerosis. This is a buildup of artery plaque created by cholesterol and fats that narrows the arteries and increases chances of blood clots. Atherosclerosis often occurs in the legs, and may result in a painful, numbing sensation. While this condition can often be treated without surgery, in severe cases where patients have suffered heart attacks vascular operations are often necessary to immediately remove blockages before they do more damage.

Do I Need To See a Surgeon?

Vascular conditions are not always obvious. Many do not have any symptoms and people don’t realize they have them until a complication occurs. During your regular physical with your doctor, you should ask them for an assessment of your vascular health. They can tell you whether or not a consultation with a vascular surgeon is necessary.

If you are referred to a surgeon, this does not necessarily mean you will need surgery. Our vascular surgeons are experts on improving vascular health through various treatments, including noninvasive ones. Oftentimes, a preemptive visit with a surgeon can help you prevent the need for surgery.

Saint Barnabas Medical Center
94 Old Short Hills Road
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 322-5000
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Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
(732) 222-5200
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The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
(732) 923-7250
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Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus
600 River Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701
(732) 363-1900
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Clara Maass Medical Center
1 Clara Maass Drive
Belleville, NJ 07109
(973) 450-2000
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Community Medical Center
99 Highway 37 West
Toms River, NJ 08755
(732) 557-8000
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Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
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Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
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Jersey City Medical Center
355 Grand Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 915-2000
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The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at RWJUH
200 Somerset Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 828-3000
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RWJ University Hospital Hamilton
1 Hamilton Health Place
Hamilton, NJ 08690
(609) 586-7900
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RWJ University Hospital New Brunswick
1 Robert Wood Johnson Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 828-3000
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RWJ University Hospital Rahway
865 Stone Street
Rahway, NJ 07065
(732) 381-4200
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RWJ University Hospital Somerset
110 Rehill Avenue
Somerville, NJ 08876
(908) 685-2200
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Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center
200 South Orange Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 322-7000
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Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group at Monroe
800 Bunn Drive
Suite 303
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 655-5178
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