Vein & Vascular Center
Problems of the vascular system are common and can be serious. While you are more likely to have vascular disease as you get older, everyone is at risk. With the increase in obesity and Type II diabetes in Americans and as the population ages, vascular diseases are becoming epidemic. In fact, peripheral artery disease (PAD) alone affects 8.5 million people. It can occur in anyone at any time; affecting men and women equally.
There are several other factors that make vascular disease more likely. They include high cholesterol, family history of vascular or heart diseases, smoking, pregnancy, illness or injury and/or long periods of sitting or standing still.
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Mercy Medical Center's new Vein & Vascular Center provides a broad range of treatment options in the area of vein and vascular care and catheter-based interventions for vascular disease. We offer minimally invasive procedures using advanced imaging technology to diagnose and treat conditions that affect your arteries, capillaries and veins. These conditions include:
- Varicose and Spider Veins: large, raised, swollen blood vessels on your legs
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): blood clot
- Venous Ulcers: sore(s) due to slow blood circulation
- Carotid Artery Disease (CAD): buildup in artery lining that can cause heart attacks
- Leg Ulcers: unhealed sores or open wounds on the legs
- Carotid Artery Disease: when your two large blood vessels in your neck become narrow or blocked
- Aortic Aneurysm: enlargement in the aorta
- Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD): Narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to your the legs, stomach, arms and head
Our vein and vascular team specializes in diagnosing and treating these conditions. We work with a variety of other medical experts at Mercy, and throughout Catholic Health Services, including cardiologists, radiologists and wound care specialists.At the helm of Mercy's Vein & Vascular Center is Dr. Mohammed N. Islam, MD, FACS. Dr. Islam is a board certified surgeon who has been practicing vascular, endovascular, venous, endovenous and general surgery for 25 years. He received his training under pioneers of cardiovascular surgery Drs. Michael Debakey and Edward Dietrich. Dr. Islam is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and certified member of the International Society of Endovascular Surgery. Dr. Islam is also a panel provider for Mercy’s Wound Care Center.
For more information or to make an appointment, call 516-517-7220.