Procedures for Vascular

Vascular Screening

There are several screening tests which identify individuals at risk for artherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries.  

Ozark Surgical Group will offer vascular screening tests at our clinic by Mike DeMass, a licensed vascular technician.  He will perform the tests and the results will be reviewed by one of the surgeons. 

 

The cost is $99.00.  Insurance does not pay for this test.  The tests will include:

  • Carotid (neck) artery ultrasound, to detect narrowing of these arteries
  • Abdominal aortic ultrasound, to detect for aneurysm or blood vessel enlargement
  • Doppler blood pressure measurement (blood flow) of both legs

 

If an abnormality is detected, patients are welcome to make an appointment for further diagnostic work-up with this clinic or another facility. You will receive a written copy of the results, and we will share any results of these tests with any physician you request.  

Should you wish to make an appointment for a vascular screening, please contact our appointment desk for a time that is convenient for you. 



Bypass of Blocked Blood Vessels

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Dialysis Access

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Management of Varicose Veins

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Endarterectomy / Carotid Artery

The carotid artery is the vessel responsible for supplying oxygen rich blood to the brain. Over time, plaque can build up in the artery and impede blood flow causing a stroke. With proper monitoring and screening, your physician can tell if you’re in danger of a clogged carotid and prevent a stroke. He does this with a procedure called an endarterectomy- cleaning out the plaque causing the vessel narrowing.



Aneurysm Repair

An aneurysm is the ballooning out of an artery. It happens when the artery becomes over-stretched and it loses its contractility and can’t snap back into shape. Hypertension and a sedentary lifestyle increase your chance of developing an aneurysm. Not all aneurysms require surgery. If it’s small, your physician may choose to closely monitor it. If it is large, the risk of rupture greatly increases. Your physician places a sleeve replacing the ballooned portion. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and a hospital stay is expected. Symptoms of an abdominal aneurysm are subtle. The main symptom is a pulsating abdominal mass. If you suspect an aneurysm, do not press on it. Signs that an aneurysm has ruptured are uncontrollable lower back pain and a drop in blood pressure. If you have a aneurysm and you experience these symptoms, seek medical attention immediately.



 
Patient Forms & Information
To save you time, patient forms can be printed, completed, and brought to your initial visit.
 
 
 
Our Location
The Ozark Surgical Group is located at 901 Burnett Drive, behind The Baxter Regional Medical Center.