Cardiovascular surgery in central Denver

Rose Medical Center employs top-notch, expert heart and vascular surgeons. The Heart and Vascular Center at Rose offers a strong multidisciplinary approach to cardiac procedures with the aid of our cardiology partners. Our physicians are committed to using the latest inventive treatments to meet the needs of each of our patients. We are able to bring together the very best healthcare providers to perform delicate cardiovascular procedures.

For a physician referral to the Heart and Vascular Center at Rose Medical Center, call (303) 320-ROSE (7673).

The Heart and Vascular Center

Many cardiovascular conditions can be treated with minimally invasive procedures. From time to time, however, a more advanced surgical approach is necessary. The Heart and Vascular Center at Rose Medical Center provides both options. Along with our cardiology and critical care team, we will be a partner in your path to cardiac care.

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Vascular treatments we offer

We go beyond treating the heart, offering specialized care for the veins that help keep your blood flowing in the right direction. Vascular disorders we treat include:

  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Carotid artery disease (carotid artery stenosis)
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Varicose veins
  • Venous disease

Specialized surgical treatments

Our medical and surgical teams bring you a first-rate level of surgical experience. This offers patients treatment options that are not available at other vascular centers in Denver, including:

  • Aneurysm repair
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)
  • Endovascular repair
  • Endovascular therapies, including stenting and balloon angioplasty
  • High-risk cardiac surgery with advanced therapies, including tandem heart and left ventricular assist devices (LAVDs)
  • Maze surgery for atrial fibrillation (AFib)
  • Peripheral stenting
  • Valve repair and replacement
  • Vascular surgery

Our vascular services also include:

  • Bypass surgery and endovascular therapy for peripheral artery disease and limb threatening problems
  • Carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting
  • Endovascular and open repair abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Endovascular and open surgical reconstruction for deep vein occlusions
  • Endovascular intervention, including angioplasty and stenting
  • Endovascular intervention and open bypass surgery for mesenteric and renal arteries
  • Endovascular repair for thoracic aortic aneurysms, thoracic aortic dissections and thoracoabdominal aneurysms, including hybrid aortic procedures
  • Endovenous laser therapy and open surgical intervention for varicose veins and venous ulcers
  • Hemodialysis access (fistulas and arteriovenous grafts for dialysis)
  • Open surgical reconstruction and balloon angioplasty and stenting in all vascular areas
  • Treatment of thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS)
  • Treatment of vascular tumors, including carotid body tumors
  • Venous insufficiency and lower extremity ulcers

Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA)

We were the first in Colorado to use a specialized drug-coated balloon PTA catheter. This technology is an aid to the angioplasty procedure, preventing tissue from scarring and slowing the additional buildup of plaque in the artery. As a result, patients experience the benefits of this procedure for a longer period of time.

Vein care

We offer a unique approach to vein care that caters to the needs of our patients. We use technology that has a lower failure rate and an operative team that is dedicated solely to vein patients. All of our doctors are board-certified and are assisted by registered vascular technicians.

Varicose veins ("spider veins")

The veins in your legs contain valves that allow blood to move from your legs up to your heart. When those valves do not close properly, blood can pool in your legs, causing pressure and swelling, and leading to the appearance of varicose veins.

Varicose veins can be "spider veins" that lie just below the skin’s surface, or they can appear as thick or bulging veins. Although many people believe that varicose veins are simply a cosmetic issue, underlying medical problems are often the cause. It is important to consult with a doctor about your condition, so you can get the proper treatment.

To learn more about varicose vein treatment options at Rose Medical Center, call our vein care department at (720) 475-8750.

Cardiac rehabilitation

Your relationship with The Heart and Vascular Center does not end after your surgery or treatment. Our dedicated on-site cardiac rehabilitation program provides individualized treatment plans for each of our cardiac patients. This program is available three days a week, with extended hours, to accommodate your schedule.