Our Services

Yakima Vascular Associates offers comprehensive, state-of-the-art care for vascular diseases and conditions. Our surgeons offer the following surgical, non-surgical and minimally invasive endovascular surgery treatments:

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

An aortic aneurysm is a bulge in a section of the body's main artery known as the aorta. The aorta carries oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the rest of the body. Because the section with the aneurysm is overstretched and weak, it can burst. If the aorta bursts, it can cause serious bleeding that can quickly lead to death. Aneurysms can form in any section of the aorta, but they are most common in the abdominal area.

Click here to learn more about what causes an AAA, the symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment options.

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Angioplasty

Angioplasty is a non-surgical procedure that can be used to open blocked heart arteries. Stent placement is another option that can be done during angioplasty.

The procedure is performed in the cardiac catheterization laboratory or cath lab. Click here to learn more about the procedure.

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Arterial and DVT Thromboectomy

The body has two systems of veins, the superficial and the deep. The deep system exists in the muscles of the body. A deep vein thrombosis or DVT occurs when a blood clot forms in a vein of the deep system. Learn more about this condition by clicking here.

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Bypass Grafts

Bypass grafts can be used to re-route blood flow around the section of an artery that may be blocked. Click here to learn more about this surgical treatment.

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Maturation Of Fistulas

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Dialysis access

Before hemodialysis treatments for kidney disease can begin, a surgeon creates an access where blood can flow in and out of the body. This is usually done by joining an artery and a vein in the forearm or by using a small tube to connect an artery and a vein. Learn more about this procedure by clicking here.

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Endovascular Repair

Endovascular surgery is a form of minimally invasive surgery that is an alternative to traditional surgery to treat different vascular conditions such abdominal aortic aneurysms. Stents and coils are composed of fine wire materials that can be inserted through a thin catheter and expanded into a predetermined shape once they are guided into place. To learn more about endovascular repair click here.

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Endovascular Treatment Of Venous Occlusive Disease

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Interventional Treatment Of Peripheral Vascular Disease

A stent is an artificial 'tube' inserted into a natural passage/conduit in the body to prevent, or counteract, a disease-induced, localized flow constriction. The term may also refer to a tube used to temporarily hold such a natural conduit open to allow access for surgery.

  • Renal stenting
  • Lower extremity stenting
  • Carotid stenting
  • Carotid endardectomy (CEA) is a surgical procedure used to prevent stroke, by correcting narrowing in the common carotid artery. During an endardectomy, surgeons remove material that is clogging or thickening the artery. To learn more about this procedure click here.

Mesenteric Revascularization

Mesenteric ischemia is a medical condition in which inflammation and injury of the stomach and small or large bowel result from inadequate blood supply. Causes of the reduced blood flow can include changes in the systemic circulation or local factors such as constriction of blood vessels or a blood clot. Symptoms can vary from mild to moderate abdominal pain and weight loss to severe pain and bowel necrosis (gangrene) that can lead to death if untreated. Depending on the etiology and presentation, it can be treated with minimally invasive surgery (endovascular surgery which includes thrombolysis, angioplasty, stenting) or with open surgery (bypass or embolectomy).

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Minimally Invasive Vascular Surgery

This type of surgery is less invasive than open surgery. A minimally invasive procedure typically involves use of laparoscopic devices and remote-control manipulation of instruments with indirect observation of the surgical field through an endoscope or similar device, and are carried out through the skin or through a body cavity or anatomical opening. When there is minimal damage of biological tissues at the point of entrance of instrument(s), the procedure is called minimally invasive. This may result in shorter hospital stays, or allow for outpatient treatment.

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Thoracic Aneurysm Repair

When a weak area of your thoracic aorta expands or bulges, it is called a thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA). To learn what causes a TAA and how it is treated, click here.

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Thrombolytic Therapy

Thrombolytic therapy is the use of drugs to break up or dissolve blood clots, which are the main cause of both heart attacks and stroke. To learn more about how it works it works, click here.

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Varicose Veins

VeinDynamics is a program of Yakima Vascular Associates, dedicated to the cosmetic and therapeutic treatment of vein problems. More >>

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