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Vascular services

Your vascular system powers your life. But sometimes blood doesn't travel through the body the way it should.

Whether you're experiencing varicose veins, circulation problems due to a chronic illness like diabetes or a medical emergency like a stroke, our vascular team can help.

Our vascular specialists

The vascular surgeons at Truman Medical Centers/University Health are board-certified in both general surgery and vascular surgery. They're fellows of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). And they serve as professors at the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine.

Other members of the team include nurses who specialize in vascular care, vascular technologists, physical therapists and general surgeons.

Our vascular specialists work closely with experts from other areas too. We collaborate with podiatrists, radiologists, endocrinologists and wound-care specialists to ensure you get complete care.

Because we are a teaching hospital, our surgeons share their expertise with residents and medical students. We are always growing, learning and expanding our knowledge. This means we stay on top of the latest therapies too.

Vascular conditions we treat

Our vascular specialists address many conditions, including:

  • Abdominal aneurysm.
  • Aortoiliac disease.
  • Carotid artery disease.
  • Claudication.
  • Deep vein thrombosis.
  • Diabetes problems.
  • Lymphedema.
  • Mesenteric ischemia.
  • Peripheral aneurysm.
  • Peripheral arterial disease.
  • Pulmonary embolism.
  • Renovascular conditions.
  • Stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA).
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm.
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome.
  • Varicose veins.
  • Venous insufficiency.
  • Wounds that are complex.

Though our doctors are experts in vascular surgery, we offer a full spectrum of leading-edge therapies. Sometimes nonsurgical options can help a condition. Other issues respond well to minimally invasive procedures. You can rest assured that we will recommend the treatment options that are best for your individual situation.

No matter what treatment option is right for you, expect compassion and respect. We focus on open communication with our patients. And we work with other healthcare teams to ensure you get the comprehensive care that's best for you.

Make an appointment at the vascular clinic

Your primary care provider can provide a referral for care at the vascular clinic. If you don't have a referral, that's OK. Call us at 816.404.0099. We'll help you get the care you need.