Chattanooga Vascular Surgeons

If you are experiencing any symptoms related to a vascular issue such as a blocked artery, foot ulcer or leg pain when walking, trust University Surgical Associates to help you find relief. Our vascular surgeons in Chattanooga offer a variety of minimally invasive procedures that provide less pain and faster recovery.

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Our vascular doctors treat the following common conditions and more:

Atherosclerosis occurs when plaque in the arteries builds up and causes the arteries to harden. This hardening of the arteries is a serious condition that can lead to blockages, causing heart attack, stroke, limb loss, and more. Whether you have already been diagnosed or are suspected to have the condition, it’s important to see an atherosclerosis specialist as soon as possible for treatment.

An aneurysm occurs when the wall of a blood vessel becomes weak and starts to bulge. This weakening creates an abnormal widening or “ballooning” more than 50 percent of the vessel’s normal diameter. Most Americans diagnosed with an aneurysm have an aortic aneurysm, an aneurysm in the aorta. This is the largest artery in the body, which extends from above the heart and down towards the hips.

Aortic aneurysms can occur in the wall of the aorta in the abdomen (abdominal aortic aneurysm) or in the chest (thoracic aortic aneurysm). Left untreated, aortic aneurysms can dissect or rupture, and can cause life-threatening complications.

The carotid arteries are major blood vessels on each side of your neck that provide your brain with oxygen-rich blood. These arteries can become blocked or narrowed due to the buildup of plaque. Over time, this buildup of plaque can cause stiffening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) and result in stroke. If you have a carotid artery blockage or have been diagnosed with carotid artery stenosis, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible.

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a fairly rare condition, impacting only two to five percent of people in their lifetime. However, it is the third most common type of vascular disease. When this condition develops, it’s important to get prompt attention from a vascular doctor because it can be a serious and even deadly condition.

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), occurs when blood flow to the limbs is reduced due to narrowed arteries. This circulatory disorder is a serious condition that can cause problems using the arms and legs. Often, an individual will not know he or she has the disease until certain PAD signs and symptoms are present.

Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI) is a serious form of Peripheral Artery Disease. Individuals with critical limb ischemia have a severe blockage in the arteries of their legs. This greatly reduces blood flow and causes symptoms like severe pain in the feet or toes, sores and wounds that won’t heal, and left untreated, may require amputation of the affected areas.

Mesenteric Artery Stenosis is a condition where blood flow to the small intestine is decreased, due to narrowing of the mesenteric arteries. These arteries can narrow suddenly due to a blood clot or over time from a buildup of fatty deposits in the arteries. Surgery is required to treat mesenteric artery stenosis. If not treated quickly, acute mesenteric ischemia can lead to damage of the bowels, sepsis, or even death.

Renal artery stenosis is a condition that reduces blood flow to the kidneys, due to narrowing of the renal arteries. Without adequate blood flow, the kidneys are not able to process waste and remove fluids like they should. If not treated properly, people with renal artery stenosis may injure their kidneys, experience high blood pressure, kidney failure requiring kidney transplant or dialysis, and other complications.

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A Top Choice for Vascular Surgery in Chattanooga, TN

USA Vascular Center surgeons are board certified in both general and vascular surgery and provide comprehensive care for patients with vascular disease. This involves the detection and diagnosis of vascular disease by non-invasive ultrasound and arteriography, with correction by open surgical reconstruction or use of the latest minimally invasive endovascular techniques.

Endovascular Surgery

At present, 60–70 percent of patients can receive a minimally invasive endovascular option for the care of their arterial or venous disorder at USA Vascular. Often, this allows same day surgery or early discharge, minimal pain and fast recovery.


The Vascular Center at USA is also heavily involved in ongoing externally funded vascular research in the form of clinical research studies. Device manufacturers often fund studies for surgical research to find out more about such procedures as abdominal aortic aneurysm endovascular repair or the use of lasers in occlusive disease.

Our Surgeons

All University Surgical Associates (USA) vascular surgeons are board certified by the American Board of Surgery (ABS) in both general and vascular surgery and provide comprehensive care for patients with vascular disease. This involves the detection and diagnosis of vascular disease by noninvasive ultrasound and arteriography, with correction by open surgical reconstruction or using the latest minimally invasive endovascular techniques.

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The Vascular Center

The USA Vascular Center is a comprehensive program that includes Vascular Diagnostic Services (VDS), The Vein Center at USA and USA Special Procedures (USP). Our vascular surgeons in Chattanooga offer expertise and specialized care for vascular and vein issues. The USA Vascular Center is located in our Surgical Specialties Building — a state-of-the-art facility conveniently located between Memorial and Parkridge Hospitals, approximately one mile east of Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, TN.

The Vein Center

Recent advancements and improved technology in the treatment of vein disease have led to new options for patients bothered by venous issues. These significant developments have led to treatments that are safe, effective and minimally invasive. Additionally, with today’s favorable insurance coverage for most procedures, treatment is more obtainable.

Our Vein Center has expertise in treating issues like spider veins, varicose veins, pelvic vein congestion, chronic venous insufficiency, venous ulcers and more.


Our Vascular Diagnostic Services laboratory offers some of the most advanced vascular diagnostic procedures in the region as well as specialized expertise through our clinical team to ensure that vein and vascular issues are detected and the right treatment plan is developed.

Frequently Asked Questions about Vascular Surgery

University Surgical Associates is pleased to provide patients with some of the best vascular surgeons in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Each of our vascular surgeons is board certified in both general surgery and vascular surgery. Our team sees patients in multiple locations throughout the Chattanooga and North Georgia area. Schedule an appointment with a vascular surgeon near you.

Our vascular surgeons in Chattanooga, TN treat patients with the following conditions:

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Aortic and peripheral aneurysms
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Critical limb ischemia
  • Mesenteric artery stenosis
  • Renal artery stenosis

Signs that you may have a vascular condition and need surgery include:

  • Poor circulation
  • Blocked artery
  • Black toes
  • Sores or ulcers on the foot or leg
  • Leg pain when walking

If you have any concerns, you can talk to your primary care physician and request a referral to see a vascular specialist for further treatment.

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