Vascular Surgery

MarinHealth’s board-certified Vascular Surgeons excel at both traditional vascular surgery and the latest endovascular techniques. Some of these procedures can also be performed by Interventional Cardiologists. Endovascular surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery that accesses different regions of the body through a major blood vessel. Some conditions are best treated by a combination of traditional and endovascular surgical techniques, known as “hybrid interventions.”

MarinHealth Medical Center has a dedicated operating suite specifically designed for hybrid surgeries, which are performed in a single procedure. Our expert teams and state-of-the-art technologies allow us to custom fit the procedure to the patient.

Our operating suites are equipped for us to use the latest technologies and therapies, including:

  • Cryoplasty® – destroys arterial plaque through the use of a balloon catheter filled with nitrous oxide
  • Intravascular Ultrasound – employs a mini-ultrasound probe to see arteries from the inside
  • AngioJet® – loosens and removes blood clots
  • Cutting Balloons – used to score the surface of arterial plaque and increase the efficacy of angioplasty

Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Most often, our Surgeons are able to treat aortic aneurysms minimally invasively using endovascular stent grafting, also known as endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR).

Minimally Invasive Procedures for Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT)

Whenever possible, our Surgeons use catheter-based techniques such as vena cava filter implantation and clot thrombolysis to treat DVT. These surgeries can lower the risk of fatal pulmonary embolus and reduce the risk of chronic leg swelling and skin damage.

Treatment for Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

Peripheral Arterial Disease can be treated using a variety of angioplasty techniques as well as bypass surgery.

Limb Salvage Treatment for Extremity Trauma & Gangrene

Our multispecialty approach has a proven track record of salvaging limbs and avoiding amputation:

  • For limb salvage, our vascular team works in concert with trauma, orthopedics, and plastic surgery experts
  • For gangrene, we collaborate with plastic surgery, wound care, infectious disease, and podiatry experts

Varicose Vein Treatments

We are a Bay Area leader in the treatment of varicose veins. We offer the Venefit™ Procedure for the ablation of varicose veins. We also specialize in sclerotherapy treatment for spider veins.

Dialysis Access Surgery

Arteriovenous fistulas are the best long-term access for hemodialysis. Our team consistently exceeds the goals set by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the Fistula First Breakthrough Initiative.

Carotid Surgery

Endarterectomy, the surgical removal of plaque from the carotid artery, remains the gold standard for treating severe carotid disease. Some patients with carotid disease are better suited for carotid stenting, which is performed by our multi-specialty team.