Vascular Health Screening

Are you, or someone you know, at risk for any of these?

As a community service, The Surgical Clinic’s Vascular Laboratory is offering low cost vascular health screenings that help with early detection of the most common types of vascular disease. 


Carotid artery disease 

Peripheral artery disease (PAD)

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)

what is an abdominal aortic aneurysm

Carotid Artery Disease

how to prevent a stroke

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

what is peripheral artery disease PAD

Vascular Surgeons

The Surgical Clinic has vascular surgeons who specialize in treating some of the most common and complex vascular diseases.

who is at risk for a stroke or carotid artery disease

vascular health screeningS

Who should consider a vascular health screening?

50 years old or older

family history of heart disease, vascular disease, or stroke

high cholestorol

high blood pressure


current or previous smoker

How to choose a vascular lab

Why choose TSC’s Vascular Laboratory?

Accredited Lab The screenings are done in our ICAVL accredited vascular lab.

Comfort The tests are painless and noninvasive.

Licensed The tests are performed by licensed vascular sonographers.

Results Results are evaluated by one of The Surgical Clinic’s vascular surgeons and sent to you and your primary care physician.

Stroke Screening

What is a stroke?

A stroke occurs when an artery that carries blood to the brain is narrowed by blockage.

Stroke symptoms:

→ sudden weakness or numbness on one side of the body

→  vision loss

→ speech loss

→ lack of coordination

The effects of stroke are a leading cause of long term disability. Blood vessels in the neck (carotid arteries) are checked for blockage using ultrasound.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening

What is AAA?

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm is an enlargement of the main artery in the abdomen.

How can AAA develop?

Aneurysms can develop silently and can burst, causing bleeding that could lead to death. Many people with Aortic Aneurysms don’t even know they have one.

Testing for AAA:

The abdominal aorta is checked with ultrasound to look for a weakening or enlargement of the arterial wall.

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Screening

What is PAD?

Peripheral Arterial Disease, also known as hardening of the arteries, reduces the blood flow to the legs due to blockages of the leg arteries.

PAD symptoms:

→ leg pain with walking

If left untreated PAD can lead to more severe conditions such as tissue loss or amputation. Blood pressures are taken from both arms and both ankles to determine if blood flow in the legs is reduced.

Find a vascular surgeon

The board-certified vascular surgeons at The Surgical Clinic in Nashville and Middle TN specialize in advanced minimally invasive surgery for treating vascular diseases. Give us a call today to learn more.

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