AVS News


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



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:


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:


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:



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