Vascular Surgery

The Iowa Clinic has a team of board certified vascular surgeons devoted to providing state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment for patients with vascular diseases. Each vascular surgeon is an expert in diagnosing and treating a full range of non-cardiac vascular disorders, including conditions of the arteries and veins outside of the heart. Our surgeons use the best treatments that involve proven state-of-the-art therapies, leading edge minimally invasive surgery and, when appropriate, exciting new clinical trials.

Patient Information

Information About Vascular Conditions

Thirty-six topics on vascular conditions, tests, and treatments are available on This information was written by vascular surgeons and includes detailed graphics that explain each topic.


Services & Treatments


  • Abdominal Aneurysm
  • Aortoiliac Disease
  • Arm Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease, Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIAs)
  • Claudication
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Diabetic Problems
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Lymphedema
  • Mesenteric Ischemia
  • Peripheral Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Renovascular Embolism
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Varicose Veins
  • Venous Insufficiency


  • Angiogram
  • Ankle-Brachial Index
  • CT Angiography
  • Duplex Ultrasound
  • MR Angiogram


  • Amputation
  • Angioplasty Stenting
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Carotid Stenting
  • Dialysis Access
  • Endarterectomy
  • Endovascular Stent Graft
  • Exercise
  • Foot Care
  • Surgical Aneurysm Repair
  • Surgical Bypass
  • Thrombolytic Therapy
  • Venous Access

Patient Stories

P.A.D. Patient is Driven to Live Fully

In 2010, the pain in Don Breeding’s leg was so severe he thought it would have to be amputated. He just completed his 35th half marathon. Don Breeding, 52, recalls the pain in his right leg: “When I would walk my calf would feel like it was going to blow up. I was prepared to have my leg amputated and get a prosthetic leg because it hurt so bad.” Visits to his usual doctors didn’t provide a diagnosis. Fortunately,…
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