Vascular Surgery

high performing indicator abdominalaneurismrepairOur vision: The Vascular Surgery service at Maine Medical Center will seek to make comprehensive, state-of-the-art vascular surgical care, both open and endovascular, available to the people of Maine. Vascular surgery includes treatment for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms, and Aneurysms of the arteries. For more information, visit Vascular Disease.

Research

MMC participates in a variety of clinical trials to study new and improved medications, devices and surgical techniques, giving patients with vascular disease access to innovative treatment options that are not available anyplace else in Maine.

  • Clinical Trials
  • Peer-Reviewed Published Papers

Our Quality Improvement Programs include:

  • VQI - Vascular Quality Initiative
  • VSGNE - Vascular
  • SSI - Surgical Site Infection Prevention Bundle
  • O.R. - Education
  • MMP - Maine Medical Partners Quality Measures
  • MMC - Maine Medical Center Quality Measures

Vascular Surgery Residency

Maine Medical Center’s integrated vascular surgery residency program is designed to provide graduated, incremental training in both vascular and core general surgery throughout the course of the program.

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What We Treat

Center for Limb Salvage

The goal of this Center is to provide patients with limb-threatening PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease)access to comprehensive revascularization treatments including:

  • Lower extremity bypass surgery 
  • Endarterectomy (surgical removal of atherosclerosis plaque) 
  • Angioplasty (including POBA, cutting balloon, drug eluting balloons, lithotripsy)
  • Atherectomy (minimally invasive removal of atherosclerosis plaque) 
  • Stenting (including drug coated stents)
  • Thrombolysis for arterial clot
  • Hybrid lower extremity re-vascularization (combined open and endovascular approaches)
  • Pedal and radial access procedures
  • CO2 angioplasty for patients with compromised renal function
  • Access to devices and treatments in clinical trials

Center for Aortic Disease

The goal of this Center is to provide patients with aortic diseases access to comprehensive, state-of-the-art treatments. These conditions and therapies include:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) – open surgery
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm – endovascular repair (EVAR)
  • Thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysm repair – open surgery
  • Complex endovascular aneurysm repair
  • Fenestrated endovascular aortic repair (FEVAR)
  • Chimney endovascular aortic repair (CHEVAR)
  • Branched endovascular iliac aneurysm repair (IBE)
  • Thoracic aneurysms/dissection endovascular repair (TEVAR)  
  • Congenital aortic diseases including Marfans Syndrome, Vascular Ehlers-Danlos, Loey Dietz

Carotid Revascularization Center of Excellence

The goal of this Center is to provide patients with carotid artery diseases access to comprehensive, state-of-the-art treatments including:

  • Carotid endarterectomy 
  • Carotid artery stenting (trans-femoral and TCAR)
  • Carotid artery aneurysm surgery 
  • Carotid body tumor surgery
  • Carotid artery fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD)

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Program

The goal of this Program is to provide patients with neurogenic, venous or arterial neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome access to comprehensive, state-of-the-art treatments including:

  • Venous lysis for axillo-subclavian DVT 
  • First rib resection
  • Scalene block for neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Scalenectomy for neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Subclavian artery aneurysm repair (open repair and endovascular repair)

Center for Rare Vascular Conditions

The goal of this Center is to provide treatment for patients with rare vascular conditions including:

  • SMA syndrome
  • Popliteal entrapment
  • Cystic adventitial disease
  • Congenital vascular lesions
  • Kommerell Diverticulum
  • MALS (Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome) 
  • Reconstructions for vasculitis
  • Reconstructions for vascular infection

Comprehensive Vein Program

The Comprehensive Vein Program provides treatments for all forms of major or minor vein conditions. These procedures include:

  • Varicose veins
  • Endovenous ablation for varicose veins
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Phlebectomy
  • Vein Stripping
  • Treatments for May Thurner Syndrome (Ileo-femoral DVT)
  • Venous Thrombolysis
  • IVC filters
  • Venous ulcer care
  • Bypass for venous occlusive disease
  • Venous aneurysm repair
  • Venous angioplasty and stenting