Vascular Treatments Specialist

Southern California Multi-Specialty Center

Vascular Surgeons & Pancreatic and Robotic Surgeons located in Porter Ranch, CA & Sherman Oaks, CA

It’s important to know that not all vascular treatments involve surgery. Many vascular diseases can be treated or managed with medication and lifestyle changes. If surgery is needed, there are innovative procedures available that are less invasive than open surgery. Trust Dr. Sammy Eghbalieh at the Southern California Multi-Specialty Center to provide you with the best care available and most advanced vascular treatments. Call or schedule an appointment online today.

Vascular Treatments Q & A

Why do I need vascular treatments?

If caught early, most vascular conditions are manageable with procedures that don’t require surgery. For example, if you're in the early stages of peripheral artery disease, the prescription is to get out and take regular walks.

There are various vascular treatments available for conditions such as blood clots and aneurysms, and the doctors at the Southern California Multi-Specialty Center are always up-to-date on the latest, non-invasive options. However, if you do need surgery, they will choose the option with the least discomfort and downtime.

I have a clot. What do I do now?

There’s good news for blood clot sufferers: many can be broken up by thrombolytic therapy. This therapy dissolves clots that are blocking a major artery.

Dr. Sammy Eghbalieh at the Southern California Multi-Specialty Center examines your medical history and blood clot to determine the best procedure for removal. It may involve administering drugs, called lytics, to dissolve the clot. This therapy is performed immediately after a clot develops before any permanent damage occurs. It's commonly used on patients with DVT clots, or deep vein thrombosis.

How do you repair aneurysms?

The medical experts at the Southern California Multi-Specialty Center perform endovascular repair and open surgical repair for aneurysms.

Depending on the location and size of the aneurysm, it's either a standard case or a complex one. Most standard cases are reversible with the minimally invasive endovascular repair technique.

In fact, that treatment is preferable for people who have aneurysms in the abdominal aorta. It’s an excellent surgical alternative with much less downtime.

Complex cases are repaired with a traditional open chest surgery.

What if I need bypass surgery?

If your condition requires bypass surgery, the Southern California Multi-Specialty Center’s highly skilled physicians will make sure you receive the best care available.  

If your bypass is needed for leg vessels, it's a lower extremity bypass. An abdominal bypass is an aortic bypass. Your doctor can also perform a bypass on other blood vessels.

In any case, bypass surgeries are performed to reroute vessels around a vessel that is permanently blocked, usually caused by peripheral artery disease. The surgery does not remove the blockage.

Your medical history and the health of your arteries will determine how long the bypass surgery lasts and whether further surgery is required later.