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Heart and vascular surgery

Cardiovascular surgeons work to repair damage done to the heart and blood vessels. Damage can be caused by heart diseases or disorders, including heart failure and congenital heart defects. Surgery is a vital part of treatment for many heart conditions.

Cardiovascular surgery in Central Denver

We are able to bring together the very best healthcare providers to perform delicate cardiovascular procedures.

The Heart and Vascular Center at Rose Medical Center offers a multidisciplinary approach to cardiovascular care. We have dedicated, Denver-based physicians who use leading-edge treatments to meet your unique needs. Throughout it al, our commitment is to you.

How healthy is your heart?

Understanding your heart health is critical to getting the care you need. We offer a health risk assessment to help get you started.

Understanding your heart health is critical to getting the care you need. We offer a health risk assessment to help get you started.

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Cardiovascular conditions we treat with surgery

If surgery is necessary, we use it to treat conditions such as:

  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Carotid artery stenosis
  • Deep vein occlusions
  • Heart valve problems
  • Limb-threatening problems
  • Mesenteric and renal artery complications
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS)
  • Varicose veins
  • Vascular tumors
  • Venous disease
  • Venous ulcers

Services we offer at our heart and vascular center

Many cardiovascular conditions can be treated with minimally invasive surgery. However, sometimes, a more advanced approach is necessary. We provide both.

Vascular treatments we offer

Our cardiac surgery teams and dedicated vascular surgeons bring you an advanced level of experience and expertise. We offer a host of treatment options that are not available at other vascular centers in the Denver area, including:

  • Aneurysm repair
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)
  • Endovascular repair
  • Endovascular therapies, including stenting and balloon angioplasty
  • High-risk cardiac surgery with advanced therapies, including tandem heart and left ventricular assist devices (LVADs)
  • Maze surgery for atrial fibrillation (AFib)
  • Peripheral stenting
  • Valve repair and replacement

Our other vascular services include:

  • Bypass surgery and endovascular therapy
  • Carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting
  • Endovascular and open repair for abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Endovascular and open surgical reconstruction for deep vein occlusions
  • Endovascular intervention, including angioplasty and stenting
  • Endovascular intervention and open bypass surgery for mesenteric and renal arteries
  • Endovascular repair for thoracic aortic aneurysms, thoracic aortic dissections and thoracoabdominal aneurysms, including hybrid aortic procedures
  • Endovenous laser therapy and open surgical intervention for varicose veins and venous ulcers
  • Hemodialysis access (fistulas and arteriovenous grafts for dialysis)
  • Open surgical reconstruction and balloon angioplasty and stenting in all vascular areas
  • Treatment of thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS)
  • Treatment of vascular tumors, including carotid body tumors
  • Venous insufficiency and lower extremity ulcers

Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA)

We were the first in Colorado to use a specialized drug-coated balloon PTA catheter. This technology is an aid to the angioplasty procedure, preventing tissue from scarring and slowing the additional buildup of plaque in the artery. As a result, you experience the benefits of this procedure for a longer period of time.

Vein care

We offer a unique approach to vein care that caters to your specific needs. We use technology that has a lower failure rate and an operative team that is dedicated solely to vein conditions. All of our doctors are board-certified and are assisted by registered vascular technicians.

Varicose veins ("spider veins")

The veins in your legs contain valves that allow blood to move from your legs up to your heart. When those valves do not close properly, blood can pool in your legs, causing pressure and swelling, and leading to the appearance of varicose veins.

Varicose veins, or, spider veins, lie just below the skin’s surface. They can also appear as thick or bulging veins. Although many people believe that varicose veins are simply a cosmetic issue, underlying medical problems are often the cause. It is important to consult with a doctor about your condition, so you can get the proper treatment.

To learn more about our varicose vein treatment options, call our vein care department at (720) 475-8750.