The SolutionHealth Vascular Center at Southern offers comprehensive screening, diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of vascular disorders.
Our board-certified vascular surgeons from Massachusetts General Hospital work in collaboration with the expert providers at Elliot Hospital to ensure patients receive top quality care locally with access to the latest research and treatments.
What is vascular surgery?

Your vascular system – or circulatory system – is made up of arteries and veins that carry blood throughout the body.  As you age, these may build up with plaque and cholesterol, and become stiff and narrow. This can obstruct the smooth and efficient flow of blood, resulting in various complications depending on where the “traffic jam” is occurring.
Our board-certified vascular surgeons have extensive training on how to diagnose and treat the full-range of vascular conditions. They help patients understand their health issues and treatments options. Many vascular conditions can be treated with medications. If surgery is necessary, our vascular surgeons are skilled in cutting-edge, minimally invasive endovascular techniques, as well as open surgery.
What We Treat
At the SolutionHealth Vascular Center, we provide leading-edge care for a variety of conditions and diseases that include:  
Our vascular surgeons are skilled in both open and minimally invasive treatment techniques, including: 
  • Carotid artery procedures for stroke prevention
  • Minimally invasive endovascular procedures and open procedures to restore blood flow in the legs
  • Minimally invasive and open procedures for aortic aneurysms
  • Minimally invasive procedures for varicose veins including radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, and microphlebectomy
  • Non-invasive and minimally imaging for diagnosis of arterial and venous pathology
  • Dialysis access procedures
Vein Care

The SolutionHealth Vascular Center also offers diagnostics and treatment for cosmetic and medical vein conditions, including varicose veins and spider veins.  

Risk factors for varicose and spider veins include long periods of standing, pregnancy, obesity, family history and age. They can be a cosmetic concern but left untreated they can sometimes cause swelling and pain.
Our board-certified vascular surgeons are trained in many minimally-invasive options so you know you are getting the best and safest care for these conditions.
Treatment options for varicose and spider veins can include:
  • Sclerotherapy: This is a safe and effective procedures that can be performed right in the physician’s office. A medication is delivered directly into the problematic vein with a small needle, causing the vein to seal shut. Patients often experience relief of symptoms within two months.
  • Radiofrequency ablation: During a Radiofrequency ablation procedure, RF heat is sent into your vein through a thin, flexible tube called a catheter. This closes off blood flow in the main problem vein. Results from this treatment are visible within a few months.
  • Microphlebectomy: This procedure is performed under local anesthesia as an outpatient visit. The damaged veins are removed painlessly through tiny incisions.
No matter your vascular health concern, our providers will work with you and in collaboration with your primary care provider to personalize a care based on our needs. We look forward to helping you regain your best health.