Vascular Services

Dialysis Access

Do you have a catheter in your chest for dialysis?  Did you know how harmful it if for you to not get an arteriovenous shunt as soon as possible? Even though temporary dialysis catheters, specially the tunneled dialysis catheter can save many lives by providing a route for immediate hemodialysis, having these devices can also be harmful to the body and may cause blood infection as well.

Why should you come to our clinic for Dialysis access? What makes our clinic unique is our trained surgeon and staff when dealing with a patient on dialysis.  We understand the need of a patient with end stage renal failure.  Dr Taheri uses the latest technique available, to create the smallest skin cut and make the arteriovenous fistula so the patient can get the lifesaving hemodialysis as soon as possible. If you have been diagnosed with kidney failure, then don’t wait.  Call our office for a consultation with our surgeon.  Dr Taheri is the world renounced Vascular specialist, who will listen to you and plan for creation of a dialysis access tailored for your need. Dr Taheri is one of the handful vascular specialist who places peritoneal dialysis catheter and he is a big advocate for working patient’s who want to do home dialysis.

Stroke and carotid artery disease

What do you need to know about stroke and carotid artery disease? There are two major type of stroke hemorrhagic and ischemic strokes.  Majority of strokes are ischemic. This means one of the blood vessels (artery) that takes blood to the brain becomes blocked and that part of the brain for a period does not receive oxygen and nutrition and it may die.  In many instances, the blockage is very small, so the symptoms are transient, and it is not permanent.  In this scenario, the patient experiences a transient ischemic attack (TIA) such as slurred speech, facial drooping, unilateral vision loss, upper or lower extremity numbness.  If any of these symptoms persists for more than 24 hours, then the patient has had a stroke.  Majority of the strokes are from small blood clots send off from the heart when patient is experiencing irregular heart beat also known as atrial fibrillation.  However, in some patient’s blockage in their neck arteries can also cause TIA or stroke.  These individuals are usually at high risk for cardiovascular disease, such as older male with history of smoking, heart disease, peripheral arterial disease or family history of stroke.  Dr Taheri is a world-renowned board-certified vascular surgeon, specializing in treatment of carotid artery disease, the blood vessel in the neck.  He has successfully treated many patients without any surgery with medication and dieting.  His approach of change of lifestyle, healthy eating, exercising and appropriate medication has saved many patients from undergoing unnecessary surgeries with potential complication. For more information please call our office for an appointment if your have been told to have blockage in your neck arteries.

Peripheral arterial disease

Did your family doctor diagnose you with peripheral arterial disease or PAD? Why is it important for you to know more about PAD? Peripheral arterial disease constitutes a collection of pathologies involving the blood vessels out side the heart and brain.  Diagnosis of PAD is very simple and done at the office of every family physicians.  Patients with PAD can have wide range of symptoms from minimal discomfort in their legs while walking, usually feeling of tightness to severe cramping and skin ulceration.  Patient with PAD are at much higher risk of death compared to patient who do not have PAD.  It is very important to see Dr Taher, board certified vascular specialist from the time of diagnosis with Pad.  Dr Taheri’s approach to treating the PAD is unique.  He believes in art of healing the body with change of lifestyle, smoking cessation, routine exercise and medical treatment to reverse the effect of the disease.  Unlike, others who would want to do surgery first, Dr Taheri, believes in conservative treatment with minimally invasive techniques to reopen the blocked blood vessels first.  This ground-breaking method has helped hundreds of people from getting open surgeries and or limb loss. Please call our office to schedule an appointment with Dr Taheri if you have been diagnosed with peripheral arterial disease.

Aortic aneurysms

Did your parents or sibling passed away suddenly?  Were you told by the Doctor he died from a ruptured aneurysm?  Have you smoked more than ten year and you are sixty-five- or older? If you have said yes to one of these questions, then you might be at risk of death as well.  The first question you might have is what is an aneurysm?  An aneurysm is an abnormal dilatation of the arterial wall, most likely due to the weakening of its wall from a disease process, to twice as normal or more in size.  The most common cause of aneurysmal degeneration of the blood vessel is tobacco consumption that is usually in the form of smoking.  Smoking triggers the process of blood vessel disease, also known as atherosclerotic disease.  The process can either clog up the blood vessel or it can weaken the wall of the artery, in the presents of other risk factors, such genetic, high blood pressure and male gender.  The wall of the blood vessel will eventually burst, and the patient may bleed to death.  If you have been diagnosed with abdominal aortic aneurysm, thoracic aortic aneurysm or aneurysm in your legs please call Dr Taheri for a consultation. Dr Taheri is one of the few Board-Certified Vascular surgeon who performs incision free aneurysm repair.  This procedure will save you from getting cut and staying in the hospital for weeks.  Dr Taheri is an expert in treating aneurysm anywhere in the body as well, something very few vascular surgeons can fix.

Advanced wound care

 Do you or any of your loved ones is suffering from nonhealing skin ulceration or wounds anywhere on your body?  Are you tired of going to the wound care doctor and after months the wound is still there?  Do you want your life back?  Well, if the answerer to any of these questions is yes, then you need to read the following facts about our unique approach to wound care. At our clinic we treat every wound case, individually.  Dr Taheri has years of experience dealing with different types of wounds. He spends time with his patients to go over their medical history and find the route cause of their problems.  Dr Taheri believes in utilizing multidisciplinary approach such as educating patients about their diets, daily habits, assessing the vascular health to the problem area  and utilizing latest technology to bring healing cells to the area and educate patients on preventing wounds again.

Varicose veins

Are you embarrassed to show your legs because you have nonappealing veins?  Did you have blood clots in your legs in the past and now you have discomfort in that leg? Do you have nonhealing wounds over your legs?  Varicose veins are dilated and stretches superficial veins, runs under the skin. They no longer functional and they pull with blood.  These veins are in different sizes and that is how they are named as well. The very small ones looking like a spider web are spider angiomas. The ones slightly larger, blue color are reticular veins. The larger ones with serpiginous shaper as big as your index fingers are commonly called varicose veins. Not all varicose veins are treated the same way.  There are different methodologies in treating smaller veins in compared to larger ones. The smaller one can be caused usually to female hormones.   The larger ones are usually multifactorial, such as genetics, gender, daily habits and venous pathologies, such as history of deep venous thrombosis or tumors.  If you are suffering from varicose veins it is very important to see a Board-Certified Vascular specialist.  Please free to contact us for a consultations

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