Vascular Services

Our blood vessels are part of a complex system. They help us to do ordinary things we may take for granted. From pain-free walking to calling a friend, our ability to move, think, and function well depends on our arteries, veins, and circulation working well, too. From our index finger to our toes, every part of our body requires moving, oxygen-rich blood flow to function. Unchecked vascular conditions can lead to blocked arteries, unhealed wounds, ulcers, dying tissue, limb loss, or life-threatening emergencies, such as stroke or heart attack.

At the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute at Thomas Hospitals, our highly skilled board certified and fellowship trained vascular surgeons perform a wide range of complex and endovascular procedures to treat all types of vascular diseases and conditions that involve healthy blood circulation using state-of-the-art technologies. The team provides comprehensive care—from urgent treatment of blocked blood flow to long-term treatment plans that address all your health needs, working closely with other specialties, ranging from cardiac surgery, cardiology, to interventional radiology and rehabilitation experts.

Our vascular experts step in to find and treat the cause of symptoms or help patients before silent threats become serious. They focus on arteries and veins in almost every part of the body except the heart and brain. They assess and address poor blood flow and improve your overall health and quality of life. From varicose veins to aortic aneurysms, our vascular surgeons have extensive experience and surgical expertise to prevent complications and keep patients well and healthy.

Treatment and Services

From varicose veins to aortic aneurysms, the Thomas Hospitals team has extensive experience and surgical expertise to prevent complications and keep patients well and healthy. Vascular patients can expect timely diagnosis and treatment, with both inpatient and outpatient care available.

WVU Medicine Thomas Hospitals provides treatment for a range of preventive, medical, and surgical solutions for vascular and related conditions. Vascular care services include evaluation, medical therapy, surgical intervention, and rehabilitation. Individualized treatment plans are tailored to the needs of each patient based on best practices therapy guidelines.

Procedures Performed

  • Dialysis Access Intervention: Creation of A-V Access, Laparoscopic Peritoneal Dialysis Placement, Endovascular Interventions to Maintain Dialysis Access
  • Endovascular and Open Mesenteric Vascular Interventions03
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal and Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms
  • Limb Salvage with Endovascular and Open Bypasses
  • Open and Endovascular Aortic Surgeries for Aortic Occlusive Diseases
  • Open and Endovascular Carotid Occlusive Surgeries
  • Open Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Reflux Venous Diseases, Ablations, and Venous Outflow Obstruction
  • Thoracic Rib Resection
  • Arterial plaque removal
  • Balloon angioplasty – a procedure that widens blood vessels with a balloon-tipped catheter
  • Dialysis Access and Renal (Kidney) Care. This may include fistula, graft, or catheter placement; HeRO (hemodialysis reliable outflow) device placement; and percutaneous fistula and graft repair.
  • Stenting – insertion of narrow tubes that provide structural blood-vessel support
  • Atherectomy – surgeons trim blockages within an artery using a tiny device attached to a slim, tube-like catheter
  • Trans-tibial (below the knee) and pedal (foot and arch circulation) interventions


WVU Heart and Vascular Institute – Vascular at Thomas Memorial Hospital
424 Divison St. | South Charleston, WV 25309

Phone / 304-767-7870
Fax / 304-767-7879