Vascular disease affects your arteries and veins. Usually, vascular disease affects blood flow, either by blocking or weakening blood vessels, or by damaging the valves in your veins. This reduced blood flow can damage your organs or other body structures.
Vascular disease is most often caused by atherosclerosis (a build-up of fats, cholesterol, and other substances in your arteries), inflammation, injury, an embolus (a tiny mass of debris that moves through your bloodstream), or a thrombus (a blood clot).
At CoxHealth, our vascular surgeons are fellowship-trained and board-certified, and offer comprehensive, leading-edge diagnosis and treatment for diseases involving the arteries, veins and lymph vessels. Working closely with specialists in cardiology, neurology and vascular medicine, they care for patients with common vascular diseases, complex illnesses and rare arterial, venous or lymphatic problems.