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Vascular / Thoracic Surgery

Vascular & Thoracic Surgery

Cutting-Edge Treatments for Vascular Disease

At Good Samaritan we offer an array of cutting edge diagnostic, vascular, thoracic, and venous surgical services. Our Vascular and Thoracic Surgeon, Elizabeth Ashworth, MD, is highly skilled and equipped to diagnose and treat complex cases with access to the latest technology and treatment options, using minimally invasive procedures.

Vascular disease is a common problem in the United States. Vascular surgery is often used as a last resort to treat a condition patients have been struggling to fight for years. Improving the heart and vascular system is a time-consuming process that requires patients to make important lifestyle changes. Vascular surgery is usually required when conservative treatments fail to improve a patient’s condition and they need improvement as soon as possible. With our minimally invasive surgical techniques, our patients are often ready to resume normal activity the day after their operation.

Thoracic Surgical Therapy includes:

  • Lung cancer surgery: lobectomy, wedge resection, segmentectomy, pneumonectomy
  • Resection of solitary metastatic disease of the lungs
  • Lung biopsy for lung nodule
  • Lung biopsy for pulmonary infiltrates or fibrosis
  • Treatment of pneumothorax (collapsed lung)
  • Minimally invasive video assisted surgery (VATS)
  • Treatment of pleural effusion, pleurodesis
  • Lung bleb or bullae resection
  • Treatment of empyema (pleural space infection)
  • Placement of PleurX catheter for recurrent pleural effusion
  • Mediastinoscopy, anterior mediastinotomy (Chamberlain)
  • Resection of mediastinal tumors (thymoma, teratoma, thyroid)
  • Treatment of chest wall trauma (rib stabilization, sternal fracture)
  • Pericardial window

Vascular Surgical Therapy includes:

  • Endovascular stent repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Peripheral vascular stenting of lower extremity
  • Arterial bypass grafting for arterial occlusive disease
  • Repair or bypass for femoral or iliac arteries
  • Endovascular stent repair of thoracic aortic aneurysm
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Carotid-subclavian bypass grafting
  • Arterial embolectomy

Venous Disease Therapy includes:

  • Endovascular laser ablation therapy of veins (EVLT)
  • Sclerotherapy for venous varicosities
  • Surgical treatment of large venous varicosities
  • Surgical ligation and stripping of veins

Vascular surgeries are performed at the Good Samaritan Dayson Heart Center. For more information, call us at 812-885-8721.

Location

Good Samaritan Dayson Heart Center
520 S. Seventh Street
Vincennes, IN 47591