Miami Valley Hospital offers a wide range of testing, treatments, procedures, and surgeries for vascular disorders and problems. Miami Valley Hospital opened the first endovascular suite in the Dayton area.
The term “vascular” refers to the system of blood vessels in your body. These blood vessels include arteries, veins, and capillaries that carry blood to and from the heart. Problems in these blood vessels can lead to serious damage in your heart, kidneys, brain, and legs. At Miami Valley Hospital, a multidisciplinary team of radiologists, cardiologists, vascular surgeons, and surgeons is available to treat patients experiencing vascular problems.
Miami Valley Hospital was the first hospital in the Dayton area to open an outpatient vascular rehabilitation program. This program uses supervised exercise and education to improve vascular health and help slow the progression of peripheral arterial disease (PAD).
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD). is a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to arms and legs. Symptoms, most notably leg pain when walking, are noticed once blood flow is reduced to the point of being unable to keep up with demand. PAD is also likely to be a sign of a more widespread accumulation of fatty deposits in your arteries, called atherosclerosis. This condition may reduce blood flow to your heart and brain, as well as your legs. Learn more about vascular rehabilitation.
Vascular conditions treated at Miami Valley Hospital:
Dayton Area’s First Endovascular Suite for Vascular Surgery
Miami Valley Hospital opened the Dayton area’s first endovascular suite. An endovascular suite is an operating room that is equipped with specialized X-ray equipment, where minimally-invasive vascular interventions and surgery can be done. All of Miami Valley Hospital’s procedure areas are supplied with the high resolution X-ray equipment that can give detailed views of the arteries.
Peripheral vascular procedures are performed to diagnose and treat venous and arterial disease in vessels outside the heart and brain. During these procedures, a long, narrow, flexible tube, called a catheter, is inserted through an artery in the groin or arm, while a tracking system provides a clear view of the vessels. These procedures are minimally-invasive and performed by specially-trained and experienced cardiologists and surgeons.
Common procedures and surgeries include:
Advanced Treatment Close to Home
Miami Valley Hospital is the first in the Midwest to acquire the Magellan™ Robotic System. This new device is designed for endovascular procedures (those performed through the blood vessels).
The Magellan™ Robotic System is FDA-approved for use in the treatment of peripheral arterial disease. It can be used for a wide variety of therapeutic vascular treatments involving coronary disease, and specialized procedures for both men and women.
The robotic system helps physicians navigate the blood vessels outside of the heart and brain. Using the robotic arm, a physician can precisely steer a catheter through complex anatomy to open treat a blocked artery during a percutaneous transluminal angioplasty, atherectomy, or stent placement.
Miami Valley Hospital has two Magellan™ Robotic Systems. One system is used for endovascular procedures. The second is located at the Brethen Center for Surgical Advancement in Robotics and Minimally-invasive Surgery and used for research and training.
Preparing for Vascular Treatments
Premier Health Library
The Premier Health Library offers a wealth of information about cardiology and vascular treatments. Learn about conditions, treatments, how to prepare for surgery, and much more.