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Vascular Surgery

Continuing a long tradition of excellence in the surgical treatment of vascular diseases.

Your Trusted Experts

Lee Health vascular surgeons treat troublesome vascular diseases and specialize in minimally invasive procedures that are safer, involve minimal risk, and increase patients' recovery time. 

Our trusted team team members use endovascular techniques involving catheters or stents to open arteries or veins; repair venous diseases such as blood clots, deep vein thrombosis, and varicose veins; and work alongside patients on risk reduction management to ensure they get back to a happy and active life.

Services & Treatment

  • Abdominal aneurysms
  • Blocked arteries in the neck or upper chest to help prevent a possible stroke
  • Vascular injuries
  • Redirecting blood vessels in patients with poor circulation

Conditions We Treat    

  • Abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms
  • Atherosclerosis vascular disease
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Peripheral venous disease
  • Varicose veins
  • Venous blood clots

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Lee Health invites you to read more about surgical treatments for varicose veins.

  • Varicose Veins

    Our expert vascular surgeons use laser therapy to treat painful varicose veins.

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“I found him on the floor. I couldn’t get him up, so I ran for the first person I could find, and it was a great big guy on a lawnmower, and his name was Jesus, and I thought, here it is!” It was the dreadful moment Yvonne Bierderman worried about for four years—after doctors told her, her husband Charles was living with an aortic aneurysm. “Unfortunately, it was a very difficult case because he has the aneurysm in the big vessel in the belly and he has another big one in the pelvis. He was a very poor surgical candidate,” said Dr. Moutaa BenMaamer, a general and vascular surgeon with Lee Health. But when the aneurysm burst—Charles was rushed to HealthPark Medical Center-in hopes that surgery would save his life. “By the time I got into the Emergency Room, Dr. BenMaamer came in, and he started pulling him, and I said where are you going, and he said, do you want him to live? And I said yes! I just had to trust him,” said Yvonne. When an aortic aneurysm bleeds, patients may experience shock, hypertension, fainting, rapid heart rate, and stomach pain. “Fifty percent die before they go to the hospital, fifty percent they go to surgery, fifty percent of them die, so whatever is left is really a small number,” explained Dr. BenMaamer. Working against time, Dr. BenMaamer and his team quickly performed a minimally invasive procedure—stopping the bleeding and saving Charles’ life. “I just couldn’t believe that he was alive. They are the miracles, those doctors. They are the miracle people. They saved his life,” Yvonne said. Just two months after surgery, the 87-year-old is back to his normal routine—and the aortic aneurysm is no longer a concern.

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