Specialty Care

Members of the Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute team in State College

Vascular Surgery

Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute is a national model for comprehensive cardiovascular care, research, and medical education. World-renowned doctors, skilled physician extenders, and Magnet-recognized nurses work together to provide the region's most advanced care for both common and complex heart and vascular conditions.

Penn State Hershey Medical Group - Colonnade offers a range of diagnostic and surgical services for patients in State College.

To schedule an appointment or for more information about vascular surgery services at Penn State Hershey Medical Group – Colonnade, please call 814-272-4445.

 

We provide treatment for a broad range of vascular diseases such as:

Diagnostic services

What is an ultrasound? An ultrasound is a painless test that uses sound wave to take images of organs and blood vessels.

  • Carotid duplex - ultrasound exam of the arteries in the neck to assess narrowing due to plaque build-up
    - Exam time: 30-45 minutes
    - Patient preparation: None
  • Abdominal aorta duplex - ultrasound exam of the aorta and iliac arteries in the abdomen and groin to identify abnormally dilated areas or narrowing due to plaque build-up
    - Exam time: 45-60 minutes
    - Patient preparation: Fast 8 hours prior to test
  • Lower extremity venous duplex - ultrasound exam of the veins in the legs to identify blood clots, to evaluate the cause of varicose veins or to determine which vessels may be used for an upcoming surgical procedure
    - Exam time: 30-90 minutes
    - Patient preparation: None
  • Lower extremity arterial duplex with ankle/brachial index (ABI) - ultrasound exam of the arteries in the legs to detect the presence, severity and specific location of a narrowed area
    - Exam time: 30-60 minutes
    - Patient preparation: None
  • Upper extremity venous duplex - ultrasound exam of the veins in the arms to detect blood clots
    - Exam time: 30-60 minutes
    - Patient preparation: None
  • Upper extremity arterial duplex with wrist/brachial index (WBI) - ultrasound exam of the arteries in the arms to detect the presence, severity and specific location of a narrowed area
    - Exam time: 30-60 minutes
    - Patient preparation: None
  • Mesenteric artery duplex - ultrasound exam of the arteries that supply blood to the stomach, intestines, colon, liver and spleen to identify abnormally narrowed or dilated areas  
    - Exam time: 30-60 minutes
    - Patient preparation: Fast 8 hours prior to test
  • Renal artery duplex - ultrasound exam of the arteries that supply blood to the kidneys to identify abnormally narrowed or dilated areas
    - Exam time: 30-60 minutes
    - Patient preparation: Fast 8 hours prior to test