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When you diagnose a patient with a vascular condition, such as abdominal aortic aneurysm or peripheral arterial disease, you want to know that you are referring him or her to the best available care.

When you refer to a vascular surgeon at Sentara, you know your patient will be in good hands. Our commitment to you and your patient includes ease of access in referral and scheduling, an individualized treatment plan involving our multidisciplinary team of specialists, and dedicated, high-quality care supported by our experience, outcomes and resources.


We commit to consistent follow-up communications with the referring physician so you can rest assured your patient was received and placed in the process for care. Well send you the results of reports so you can stay updated on your patients status. When necessary, well also communicate with you about a longer-term patient care, treatment and follow-up plan.

Why refer to Sentara?
Treatment protocols developed by Sentara vascular surgeons establish interdisciplinary collaboration on each patients condition to provide optimal vascular treatment. Our program features fellowship-trained vascular surgeons, vascular-certified nurses, dedicated endovascular technologists and dedicated ORs to provide all the latest advances available to our patients.

Vascular services are available at all Sentara hospitals, including Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Obici Hospital, Sentara Princess Anne Hospital, Sentara CarePlex Hospital, Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. Some vascular patients may be referred to the Vascular Center at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

According to the Society for Vascular Surgery, vascular surgeons are the only medical discipline trained to care for patients using every vascular treatment available. Vascular surgeons perform noninvasive diagnostic tests, medical treatments, minimally invasive procedures, and open surgeries when necessary. This expertise uniquely qualifies vascular surgeons to make the most accurate diagnosis and prescribe the best treatment for the best outcome.

Vascular surgeons at Sentara are trained to incorporate all these aspects into a patients medical care.
Minimally Invasive = Minimal Pain for the Patient
Sentaras vascular surgeons operate using the latest advances in technology, including minimally invasive surgery (or laparoscopic) techniques. Benefits to patients include reduced trauma to the body, less blood loss, less postoperative pain, fewer complications, a reduced hospital stay and faster recovery times.

Sentara vascular surgeons also have many minimally invasive treatment technologies available to help restore the blood flow to the legs and feet of patients with clogged arteries from PVD. Find out more about these procedures.

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