The vascular services program at The Nebraska Medical Center uses a collaborative approach to vascular care. The program is devoted to the diagnosis, treatment and management of circulatory system diseases.
The most recent innovative treatment to be offered at the medical center is the fenestrated graft procedure. It is a minimally invasive surgery that makes repairing aneurysms located where arteries branch off from the aorta to supply blood to the kidneys, easier on the patient.
A variety of vascular conditions are treated by the vascular physicians at The Nebraska Medical Center.
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
- Cerebral Aneurysm
- Carotid Artery Disease
- Chronic Venous Insufficiency
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) / Thrombophlebitis
- Peripheral Vascular Disease
- Raynaud's Phenomenon
- Renal Vascular Disease
- Varicose Veins
The most advanced diagnostic tools to provide fast and efficient evaluation are available at the medical center. Our non-invasive vascular laboratories provide a full range of studies for carotid and extremity circulatory abnormalities. Advanced imaging studies used include:
- Carotid exam
- Venous exam
- Arterial exam
- CT angiography
- MR angiography
- Standard contrast angiography
- Intravascular ultrasonography
- Transcranial doppler
Patients and referring physicians may contact the vascular services program by calling 800-922-0000. Specialists offer experience with a full scope of treatment options ranging from the latest minimally invasive techniques to standard open surgical procedures.
An estimated 20 to 30 million Americans are at risk for various vascular diseases, including stroke, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), carotid artery disease and aortic aneurysms. The Nebraska Medical Center offers a complete vascular screenings with no doctor referral needed.
Complete Vascular Screening
A complete vascular screening includes
- Peripheral artery disease (PAD) screening
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening
- Carotid artery (stroke) disease screening
Registered vascular technologists perform the screening and your reports will be interpreted by a credentialed vascular surgeon. The screening report and risk assessment session will be sent to your primary care physician. A copy of this report will also be mailed to you.
Vascular Screening Cost
The screenings are not covered by most health insurances. Payment for all charges related to the vascular health screening must be made prior to testing. The charge is $75 for the entire screening and may be paid in cash or by check.
Who Needs a Vascular Screening?
If you or a family member has one or more of the following risk factors schedule an appointment for a vascular screening by calling 402-552-2358.
Risk factors for vascular disease include:
- High blood pressure
- History of smoking
- Family history of stroke
- Family history of peripheral artery disease
- Family history of aortic aneurysm
- High Cholesterol
- Heart disease
Vascular Screening Locations
Complete vascular screenings are offered at any of our three sites.
- Oakview Medical Building 144th & West Center
- The Nebraska Medical Center Clarkson Tower 42nd & Dewey
- The Nebraska Medical Center University Tower 43rd & Emile
Call 800-922-0000 to make an appointment with a vascular services specialist. For clinic location and hours use the Find a Physician link.
Vascular and Endovascular Surgeons
Cerebral Vascular Neurosurgeon