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The vascular surgeons of the Vascular Center at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and management of all vascular conditions. Our multidisciplinary team of specialists collaborates to provide dedicated, high-quality care supported by our experience, outcomes and resources.

The Vascular Center at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital consists of board-certified and fellowship-trained vascular and general surgeons. The core of the program includes certified vascular nurses, technologists and ancillary personnel that make extraordinary efforts on a daily basis to provide excellent clinical care.

We offer seven key components that distinguish us from other vascular centers:

Dedicated vascular inpatient beds including a vascular intensive care unit equipped with eICU technology
Peripheral interventional (endovascular) suite
Dedicated endovascular pre-/post-procedure area
Peripheral vascular lab
Dedicated surgical suites
Accommodations for family at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
Hybrid Operating Room

Why Choose the Vascular Center at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital?
Comprehensive array of treatments
Minimally invasive procedures
Experience & Volumes
Firsts for Vascular Center at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
In the news
Vascular research
Continuing education

Comprehensive Array of Treatments
Vascular surgeons at Sentara perform all treatments and procedures that a patient may need depending on his/her diagnosis. Patients will have all the latest options and technology available to him/her.

Experience & Volumes
Hospitals that see many patients with the same condition gain experience and expertise in treating that condition. The same is true for hospitals that perform a large number of procedures; research shows the higher the volume, the more experience and most likely, the better the outcome.

Our physicians and surgeons at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital see more than 15,000 patients annually a number that speaks volumes about our experience. 

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital: Open Vascular Procedures vs. Endovascular (or Minimally Invasive) Procedures
Since 2000, vascular surgeons at the Sentara Vascular Center at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital have used endovascular - minimally invasive - procedures for an increasing number of vascular surgeries.
The chart above shows that the majority of the nearly 600 vascular cases a year done at Sentara Norfolk Generla Hospital have been done using endovascular techniques versus traditional surgery. 

Although it is impossible to eliminate all risks of medical complications or death, especially for seriously ill patients, risks can be reduced by choosing a hospital with a lower mortality rate and/or a higher long-term survival or success rate. Click to go to more information about outcomes.

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital uses quality measures to assess its outcomes.

Some firsts for the Vascular Center at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital include:

National Endovascular Training site, 2003
Dedicated Vascular Access Center, 2002
Nations first eICU, 2001
One of Nations First Centers to Perform Abdominal Aortic Endograft, 1997 (One of only five centers in the U.S.)

In addition, Sentara vascular program specialists have gained extensive experience with these advanced treatment options:

Thoracic Aorta Endografting (2004)
Retrievable Filters (2004)
Endovascular Cryoplasty (2004)
Carotid Stenting (2002)
Subintimal Angioplasty (2002) 

In the News

ExploreHealth with Sentara, Medical Breakthroughs, 2006

Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms

New FDA-Approved Device for Treating Potentially Deadly Aneurysms Offered at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

Sentara Bayside Hospital Debuts Fixed Heart and Vascular Laboratory Providing Emergency Heart Attack Treatment (November, 2005)

First Thoracic Endograft Procedure Research

Vascular Research at Sentara
Our research into new treatments and diagnosis methods are dedicated efforts to continually improve patient care and enhance our patients health. 

Continuing Medical Education
Sentaras physician continuing medical education courses provide ongoing in-services and educational opportunities for staff through vascular courses, self-learning packets and grand rounds, including:
Endovascular Mini Fellowships
Carotid Angiography and Stent Training at Sentara through Boston Scientific


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