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09/Aug/2020

We are excited to announce as of July 2020. we’ve been serving our Mat-su patients in the community in which they reside! We look forward to many years within the community allowing our patients to have a convenient appointment or surgery with our vascular and podiatry surgeons! We’ve partnered with Mat-su Regional Medical Center to provide a vascular service line within their scope of services offered. All of our patient exam rooms have stunning views as we are located on the Mat-su Regional Medical Center campus 2480 S. Woodworth loop Suite 120, Palmer Alaska 99645.

If you are a current patient please be sure to inform us allowing your follow-up or surgery to be scheduled in your community! Feel free to stop on in and say hello!!! =)

Another step to ensure Alaska’s residents are treated in the community in which they live!


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09/Aug/2020

A fair amount patients hear, Vascular Surgeon and conclude a vein or artery specialist or isolate the scope of vascular surgery to the upper or lower extremities (limbs). The truth is, Vascular Surgeons can treat the entire vascular system except the heart and cranium.  Lets dive into this a bit deeper, Society of Vascular Surgery explains this well:

https://vascular.org/patient-resources/what-vascular-surgeon

 

 


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09/Aug/2020

Alyeska Vascular Surgery COVID-19 Patient Advisory 

Dear valued patients of Alyeska Vascular Surgery:

Alyeska Vascular Surgery (AVS) remains well-informed about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) or SARS-CoV-2 threat as well as its level of impact on Alaska and our patient population. We find it increasingly important to continue to support Alaska in times of uncertainty especially so when our patients are at risk. Therefore Alyeska Vascular Surgery will continue to see and treat patients as the vascular specialty is deemed critical for our community. As of the date of this memo (3.19.2020), with the support of Alaska’s hospital systems and our own Outpatient Interventional Suite, we are able to support our patients with manageable interruption.

However, as concerns continue to arise with the virus, we suspect the manageability of healthcare will becoming challenging, yet feasible. In this effort AVS has increased its sanitary protocols. We also require any AVS employee whom experience symptoms to be tested and or work remotely in order to further protect our patients. Similarly we encourage all patients to acknowledge the following:

Upon Arrival:

  • Patients are encouraged to inform AVS prior to and day of the appointment if they are experiencing the following symptoms:
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath
  • Inform us of recent domestic or international travel within the last 14 days.
  • Utilize our Sani-stations which are equipped with sanitary products to include optional masks and gloves. Patients experiencing symptoms will be required to wear a masks/gloves during visit.
  • Practice social distancing by sitting 3-6 feet from other patients

To learn more about symptoms of COVID-19 please visit:  https://bit.ly/2QwKNHI

We are following the Centers for Disease Control and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services guidelines. All employees are educated progressively about the virus.

Actions we can all take to slow the spread of the disease:

  • Practice prevention
  • Stay home when sick – and until fever-free for 24 hours
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue and throw it away
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or with a 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects
  • Avoid touching face, mouth, eyes with hands
  • Avoid contact with anyone who has traveled outside of the United States

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the proactive measures we are taking, please call the office, at 907-562-8346.

For updated accurate information please visit the Centers for Disease Control and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services in the links below.

 


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09/Aug/2020

Alyeska Vascular Surgery LLC supports the American Heart Association Go Red for Women movement! Don’t forget to wear red for National Wear Red Day February 7th 2020 #goredanchorage

To learn more about Go Red for Women visit: https://www.goredforwomen.org/en/get-involved/give/wear-red-and-give


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09/Aug/2020

We are excited to announce that our Mat-Su clinic and interventional suite is well underway of construction! This new expansion allows Alyeska Vascular Surgery & Podiatry along with its allied partners to provide vascular, imaging and podiatry services to the valued patients living in the Mat-Su community!  No longer will our patients need to travel to Anchorage for intervention and or follow-up/Consult appointments with our surgeons! We will be located on the bottom floor of the newly developed Medical Office Building II on the Mat-su Regional Medical Center campus.

Our projected timeline for opening will be April 2020.


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09/Aug/2020

We are proud to announce, effective 04/01/2019, Alyeska Vascular Surgery & Podiatry has joined the Aetna network as your preferred provider! Aetna will now be included in our growing list of contracted plans which include:

  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program
  • Public Employee HealthTrust
  • Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • Veterans Affairs (VA Choice
  • Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Alaska Medicaid

 


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09/Aug/2020

Why would one ever need to see a podiatrist? These trained physicians focus on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the foot, ankle or related structures within lower extremity region i.e. below the knee. In fact according to the College of Podiatric Medicine, Podiatrist are the only doctors to receive specialized medical and surgical training as well as board certification in the treatment/ care of the foot and ankle. To learn more about Podiatrist visit:

https://www.aacpm.org/becoming-a-podiatric-physician/


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09/Aug/2020

Typically, prior to your consult of a vascular surgeon, the physician might order a vascular ultrasound. Why? Well, the sonographers can leverage Ultrasonography technology or ‘Ultrasound’ for short, to obtain imagery of your flow within your circulatory system which can identify any narrowing or occlusion. Vascular surgeons can review the images to determine the next steps to treat the vascular disease. To learn more, The Cleveland Clinic published an excellent piece on the significance of a vascular ultrasound:

https://health.clevelandclinic.org/what-is-a-vascular-ultrasound/


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