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15/Nov/2019

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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15/Nov/2019

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 January 2020.


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15/Nov/2019

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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15/Nov/2019

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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15/Nov/2019

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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