Are you at risk?
Find out if you are at risk for common vascular diseases with a vascular screening. Vascular screenings can help catch any irregularities in your veins like buildup or plaque and potentially prevent issues before they get worse.
→ Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
→ Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
Who should get a screening?
Vascular health screenings should be considered for those who meet one or more of the following:
50 years old or older
Current or previous smoker
high blood pressure
family history of heart disease, vascular disease, or stroke
Low cost screenings
As a community service, The Surgical Clinic’s (TSC) Vascular Laboratory is offering low cost vascular health screenings that help with early detection of the most common types of vascular disease.
Your results are evaluated by one of TSC’s vascular surgeons and sent to you and your primary care physician.
Our screenings are:
→ done in our ICAVL accredited vascular lab
→ performed by licensed sonographers
→ painless & noninvasive
For more information or to schedule a screening, please call one of the locations where the exams are provided:
St. Thomas West Clinic
4230 Harding Pike | Suite 705
Nashville, TN 37205
TEL 615.385.1547 FAX 615.297.9161
Vein Centre - Belle Meade
4535 Harding Pike | Suite 304
Nashville, TN 37205
TEL 615.269.9007 FAX 615.269.3448
COST FOR THE VASCULAR SCREENING IS $50 FOR ANY ONE OF THE ABOVE SCREENINGS, $90 FOR ANY TWO, OR $125 FOR ALL THREE.
PAYMENT IS DUE AT TIME OF SERVICE. VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS, AND DISCOVER ARE ALL ACCEPTED.
A stroke occurs when an artery that carries blood to the brain is narrowed by blockage.
Symptoms of a stroke:
→ 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.
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.
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.
→ 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.