Lindsay K. Hessler, M.D., is a Board Certified surgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgery, including advanced laparoscopic surgery.
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The Vascular Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, is a comprehensive center specializing in circulatory system disorders. Our vascular surgeons practice a variety of advanced treatment options, including repair of arteries in the neck.
The arteries on both sides of the neck (carotid arteries) are vitally important arteries for feeding nourishing blood to the brain. These arteries, like all blood vessels, can become clogged with plaque (cholesterol material) which can restrict blood flow. If blood flow is limited, unfortunately the first sign is usually a stroke.
There are two primary treatment options for opening clogged carotid arteries:
Often the first signs of carotid artery blockage is a mini stroke (transient ischemic stroke or TIA) which is an early warning sign of a brain attack or stroke. People who have had TIAs are then sent to vascular surgeons who perform diagnostic tests to determine if blockages exist in the carotid arteries.
If signs of carotid artery blockage become evident, a surgical procedure can prevent stroke. Stroke is a medical emergency which requires early action to minimize brain damage. Within minutes of a stroke, brain cells begin to die, so every moment is critical for a stroke victim.
Patients who may be experiencing signs of a stroke need immediate emergency attention and should call 911.
The Vascular Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, diagnoses and treats a broad range of circulatory system disorders including stroke and mini stroke, leg pain and swelling, blood clots, aneurysms, varicose veins and circulatory disease. Drs. Paul Lucas, Kurtis Kim and Alain Tanbe provide comprehensive care using advanced treatments including balloon angioplasty, stent-graft repair, endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair, aortic aneurysm and dissection, varicose vein removal, bypass surgery, neck artery repair and minimally invasive catheter procedures.
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Dr. Paul Lucas, Director of The Vascular Center at Mercy, leads a clinical team providing diagnosis and treatment for circulatory problems, including aneurysm, stroke, swelling of the leg and blockages.
Cheryl wears compression socks while working to help with venous insufficiency, a buildup of pressure in her legs.