Vascular Surgery Suite
UAMS’ well-regarded Vascular Surgery Clinic has an Endovascular Surgery Suite that is an Arkansas first. The suite provides the UAMS surgery team with the most advanced equipment available for the very latest minimally invasive treatments.
The $1.5 million surgery suite includes new medical imaging technology, such as clear 3-D pictures and low-dose X-ray equipment for numerous minimally invasive operations.
UAMS is among a handful of hospitals nationally leading the move to endovascular surgery.
Our doctors have said that with this suite, UAMS has ideal imaging and an ideal operating room. This is a statewide resource, with no other hospital in Arkansas having this.
The operating suite is designed for imaging-intensive, catheter-based endovascular techniques and “hybrid” procedures combining traditional surgical interventions and the newer endovascular methods. This new endovascular operating suite enables UAMS to expand our treatment of carotid artery disease, abdominal aortic aneurysms and peripheral arterial disease. Endovascular treatments are fast replacing traditional open-surgical methods that for years have been the gold standard of treatment. These exciting new laparoscopic procedures are significantly reducing hospital stays, pain and recovery time for patients. Many are done on an outpatient basis.
Vascular surgery has changed dramatically in recent years, particularly with the growth of endovascular surgery and the types of endovascular devices available to treat arterial and venous disorders. In fact, the new technology may make some types of conventional vascular surgery obsolete.
Learn more about our vascular services at UAMS. You can also call 501-686-6176 for more information.