University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Peripheral Vascular Services

Cardiovascular Medicine is committed to a full range of diagnostic, interventional and rehabilitative services in peripheral vascular disease. These programs are conducted jointly with Peripheral Vascular Surgery, to offer patients the finest possible, individualized therapeutic interventions for their individual needs.

Diagnostic Testing

The full range of vascular imaging is available for all patients with any form of carotid, renal arterial, peripheral arterial and peripheral venous disease. Peripheral vascular diagnostic testing is available at University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, the West Clinic, and at the Meriter Atrium. Our ICAVL certified vascular ultrasound laboratories have merged with the ICAEL certified echocardiography laboratory at UWHC to offer all cardiovascular ultrasound and peripheral vascular disease diagnostic tests in a single venue. Perhaps uniquely among academic medical centers, the combined laboratories share sonographer and physician readers, offering a tremendous integrated clinical and educational value.

Percutaneous Interventions and Surgery

Cardiovascular medicine faculty offer a full range of percutaneous interventions, and in partnership with peripheral vascular surgery, provide access to surgical procedures using the latest devices and techniques. All vessels, including carotids, are treated using plain and coated stents, embolization protection devices and brachytherapy. A unique limb salvage program offers small vessel revascularization of infra inguinal disease, all designed to reduce the need for amputation.

Prevention and Rehabilitation

A novel, dedicated rehabilitation program has been developed to treat the special needs of peripheral vascular patients. Exercise, stress reduction, nutrition counseling, smoking cessation and control of modifiable risk factors are combined to offer comprehensive services to both inpatients and outpatients and their families.

Peripheral Vascular Services Faculty

Giorgio Gimelli, MD

Karen L. Moncher, MD