Although not the only cause of vascular disease, diabetes and vascular problems often go hand in hand. Diabetes is linked to a number of vascular problems, including retinopathy (an eye condition), nephropathy (a kidney condition), coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries). In fact, diabetics are five times more likely to have a stroke, two to four times more likely to have coronary artery disease, and up to five times more likely to have peripheral arterial disease, a leading cause of amputations.
NuHealth’s vascular surgeons help patients of the Zaki Hossain Center for Hypertension, Diabetes & Vascular Disease prevent or many of the serious complications of diabetes and associated diseases. than people without diabetes. Using a variety of non-invasive surgical and open surgical procedures, our vascular surgeons help restore proper blood flow to starving tissues, helping to stave off infections and tissue death that leads to amputated limbs. Diagnostic and surgical procedures performed at the Zaki Hossain Center include:
- Ambulatory Phlebectomy (Varicose Vein Treatment)
- Balloon Embolectomy
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Peripheral Arterial Bypass Surgery
To make an appointment or consult with a vascular surgeon, call (516) 572-4848.