Millions of Americans have vascular disease — and millions more may not even know they have it. If you’ve been diagnosed with one of these conditions that reduces your blood flow, getting expert care is important. At Baptist Health, our heart and vascular specialists have decades of experience treating a wide range of vascular problems.

When you come to us for vascular disease treatment, you can be confident you’ll receive the most advanced care. As one of the highest-volume vascular care centers in the region, we take a comprehensive approach to give you a precise diagnosis and a personalized care plan.

As regional vascular care leaders, we can treat your condition whether it’s simple, rare or complex.

Our Approach to Vascular Care

Our Approach to Vascular Care

In our vascular disease program, we take a multidisciplinary approach to your care. Our expert interventional neurologists, interventional vascular radiologists, vascular surgeons and vascular medicine specialists are leaders in their fields, and they work together closely to design your best possible treatment plan.

We’re passionate about giving you the best outcomes. That’s why we use leading-edge therapies and devices for your vascular disease treatment — many that aren’t available in other hospitals in South Florida. And, whenever possible, we use minimally invasive procedures. That means your hospital stay is shorter and your recovery is faster.

  • 12-15

    Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is estimated to effect 12-15 million people in the United States, with a much larger number of undiagnosed cases
  • 10%

    PAD affects approximately 10% of the American population

What is Vascular Disease?

Vascular disease is a family of conditions that affect your circulatory system. It reduces the blood flow through your arteries, veins and lymph vessels. The most common cause is atherosclerosis, the buildup of fatty deposits called plaque on the inside of the blood vessels.

When your blood vessels are too narrow, the tissue in your arms, legs and other parts of your body can’t get enough oxygen-rich blood. That can lead to serious, potentially life-threatening, problems. Talk to your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms:

  • Changes in skin color in your legs or feet (turning pale, blue or red)
  • Coldness in your legs or feet
  • Cramping in your legs or feet
  • Numbness, tingling, burning or weakness in your leg muscles
  • Pain in legs or feet with activity or rest
  • Swelling in your ankles, calves or neck
  • Varicose (bulging) veins
  • Wounds on toes, fingers or legs that linger and won’t heal

Types of Vascular Disease

Vascular disease can affect any blood vessel outside your heart. And our team of specialists has the expertise to address all these conditions. To improve your circulation, we can treat:

Diagnosing Vascular Disease

When it comes to vascular disease, a timely diagnosis is important to ensure your best outcomes. So, we use next-generation technologies to detect your condition and deliver the customized care you need.

We use a variety of sophisticated diagnostic vascular testing tools to identify your problem. As the area’s vascular care leader, we capture the clearest view possible of your blood vessels with these leading-edge imaging technologies:

  • Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Computed tomography angiograms (CTAs)
  • Ultrasound

Vascular Disease Treatment Options

The highly skilled, expert surgeons in our vascular care program are trained to deliver the best surgical care through a wide range of traditional and minimally invasive procedures. Talk with your doctor about the vascular surgery option that is best for you.

  • These procedures are the most common treatment for peripheral arterial disease. During an angioplasty, your surgeon threads a long flexible tube (a catheter) carrying a small balloon through a small cut (incision) to the problem site. After blowing up the balloon to widen the blood vessel, they deflate and remove it. At the same time, your surgeon may implant a hollow, mesh tube (a stent) in your blood vessel to keep it open permanently.

  • During this procedure, your surgeon uses a catheter and a laser, sharp blade or rotating device to scrape, break up or dissolve the plaque from your artery walls.

  • We can repair your abdominal aortic aneurysm in two ways.

    Open repair Through a large incision in your belly, your surgeon sews a stent or graft to your aorta. This tube connects one end of your aorta at the aneurysm site to the other end.

    Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR) Through small cuts in your groin, your surgeon uses X-ray guidance and specially designed tools to insert a stent or graft into your aorta. The graft material may cover the stent, and the stent helps keep the graft open and in place.

  • In this traditional procedure, your surgeon opens your arteries and cleans out the plaque to reduce your stroke risk.

  • This type of access for dialysis is best for patients who cannot have a surgically implanted shunt (hollow tube) that is directly attached to their vein. During this procedure, your surgeon uses a graft (made from synthetic fabric and woven into a watertight tube) to connect an artery and a large vein in either your elbow or armpit.

  • Your surgeon will suggest these therapies if you have significant blockages in your legs from critical limb ischemia, a severe form of peripheral artery disease. To help you avoid amputation, they may offer angioplasty and stenting, plaque removal from your arteries or surgical bypass to create a new path for blood flow.

  • If you aren’t a good candidate for angioplasty and stenting — or if it hasn’t worked — your surgeon will create a new path for your blood to get around your blockage to your lower leg or foot.

  • Your surgeon performs this angioplasty and stenting procedure specifically on your renal artery, the main blood vessel that supplies blood to your kidneys.

  • In this minimally invasive procedure, your surgeon makes a small incision into your carotid artery and inserts a tube connected to a system that temporarily reverses blood flow away from your brain. They implant a stent and then, the system returns your blood flow back toward your brain.

  • Therapy for your varicose veins depends on how severe your condition is. Your specialist may recommend a variety of treatments, including compression therapy, vein removal, laser therapy, electric therapy and saline injections.

"We identified that there was a short segment blockage in the artery and used the latest technology to prevent re-narrowing in the long-term."

Meet the Team

Our team includes a diverse group of cardiovascular specialists, including neuro-interventionalists, interventional vascular radiologists, vascular surgeons and vascular medicine doctors. We also have nurse practitioners and physician assistants on our team.

General and Vascular Surgeons

To schedule an appointment with our vascular surgeons at Lynn Heart & Vascular Institute part of Boca Raton Regional Hospital call 833-862-4847

General and Vascular Surgeons

To schedule an appointment with our general and vascular surgeons in Boynton Beach, call 833-862-4847

Vascular Cardiologist

To schedule an appointment with a vascular cardiologist in Miami-Dade call 786-204-4200


Vascular Surgery | Boca Raton

670 Glades Rd., Suite #100
Boca Raton, Florida 33431

Vein Care | Boca Raton

801 Meadows Road
670 Glades Road Suite #400
Boca Raton, Florida 33431

Vascular Surgery | Boynton Beach (Seacrest)

2800 S. Seacrest Blvd Suite #200
Boynton Beach, Florida 33435

Vascular Surgery | Boynton Beach (West)

9868 US Highway 441 Suite #310
Boynton Beach, Florida 33472

Cardiology | Kendall (Galloway)

7400 SW 87 Avenue Suite 100
Miami, Florida 33173

Cardiology | Pinecrest

13101 S Dixie Highway Suite 420
Pinecrest, Florida 33156

Cardiology | West Kendall

15955 SW 96 Street Suite 301
Miami, Florida 33196

Vascular Disease Clinical Trials

At Baptist Health, our heart and vascular care specialists are trailblazers in vascular disease research. We’ve contributed to many groundbreaking clinical trials, including the National Institutes of Health-funded carotid artery disease CREST and CREST II trials that compared various stroke prevention methods. If you’re interested in being a partner in our research and want to learn more about our clinical trials, talk with your doctor or look through our list of ongoing trials.

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