Vascular Services Specialist

Louisiana Cardiovascular and Thoracic Institute

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon located in Alexandria, LA

Your vascular health is a critical component of your overall health and body function, as your blood vessels carry oxygen and nutrient-rich blood throughout your body. At Louisiana Cardiovascular and Thoracic Institute, in Alexandria, Louisiana, Gary P. Jones, MD, FACS, and his team provide state-of-the-art, ultrasound-guided vascular services to diagnose and treat disease. Call Louisiana Cardiovascular and Thoracic Institute today, or make an appointment online today for expert vascular services.

Vascular Services

What are vascular services?

Vascular services help Dr. Jones diagnose and treat disease in your arteries and veins, from the aortic blood vessels that feed your heart to the tiny capillaries that transfer oxygen and nutrients into your muscles, bones, and nerves. 

Dr. Jones offers a comprehensive range of vascular services to diagnose and treat vascular health problems, including peripheral artery disease, aortic aneurysms, and atherosclerosis. Some of the available treatments include:

  • Carotid endarterectomy 
  • Stenting
  • Angiography
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
  • Occlusive disease repair
  • Aortic stent grafting 

Dr. Jones and his team use state-of-the-art ultrasound services to visualize your vascular system, ensuring accurate and precise treatments. 

Why would I need vascular services?

At Louisiana Cardiovascular and Thoracic Institute, Dr. Jones and his team provide diagnostic and therapeutic vascular services. 

If you have vascular disease symptoms, such as leg swelling, numbness, skin changes, chest pain, or shortness of breath, Dr. Jones and his team use vascular ultrasound to identify and locate blockages and other issues that affect your vascular health. 

Dr. Jones also offers vascular surgery to repair diseased and damaged blood vessels. These procedures can improve your cardiovascular and overall health.

Do I need to prepare for vascular treatments?

You don’t need to do anything to prepare for a vascular ultrasound. Ultrasound services are noninvasive and painless. 

However, if you need to have vascular surgery, Dr. Jones might recommend stopping certain medications for a few days before your procedure, or you might need to fast for several hours before your treatment. 

What happens during a vascular treatment?

At Louisiana Cardiovascular and Thoracic Institute, Dr. Jones and his team use ultrasound for most vascular services. 

They use a handheld transducer to send ultrasound waves into your body. The transducer collects the sound waves’ echoes, transmitting them to the computer that creates images of your blood vessels. 

Dr. Jones examines those images to diagnose vascular health problems and as guidance for other procedures. Whenever possible, he uses minimally invasive endovascular techniques and catheters to access the diseased or damaged part of your blood vessel to perform repairs. 

Call Louisiana Cardiovascular and Thoracic Institute or schedule a consultation online today for expert vascular services.