Endovascular Services

Nurse Manager: Rebecca Newport RN, BSN, CCVN

 

Endovascular Surgical Suite

The Endovascular Suite includes three rooms and the Endovascular Recovery Unit (EVR). Two of which are hybrid suites in the main operating room and a third suite which is shared with the Cardiac Catheterization Lab. The suites combine conventional open surgical and endovascular techniques to treat a wide variety of vascular diseases. The department performs more than 2,400 inpatient and outpatient procedures annually. The Endovascular lab serves both adult and pediatric populations. The Endovascular suite is staffed 24/7 with board-certified vascular surgeons, vascular fellows, registered nurses, registered radiological technologists, certified surgical technologist, and surgical scrub technologist. Each member of our staff is ACLS certified.

Vascular Surgeons and Vascular Interventionalists are:

Josh Arnold, MD                                Oscar Grandas, MD

Alex Cantafio, MD                              Michael McNally, MD

Michael Freeman, MD                       Scott Stevens, MD

Endovascular Procedures Performed:
  • Arterial Stenting/Athrectomy/Embolectomy
  • Carotid Angiograms /Carotid Stenting
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Endovascular Abdominal Aortic  Aneurysm Repair
  • Endovascular Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Mesenteric Arteriograms
  • Port Placements
  • Renal Angiograms with Renin Sampling
  • Upper/ Lower Extremity Angiograms with Revascularization
  • Upper and Lower Extremity Venograms
  • Vascular Access for Dialysis
  • Venous Thrombolysis and Stenting

Endovascular Recovery

The Endovascular Recovery (EVR) Unit is an 8 bed unit providing pre and post procedural care for our vascular patients undergoing outpatient procedures. These procedures include arteriograms of the extremities, mesenteric, carotid, and renal vascular accesses. The staff in EVR strives to provide 5 star services to patients and family members during their stay.

HLVI Pre-Admission Testing (PAT)

Prior to having a surgery your surgeon may schedule an appointment with a registered nurse to have a comprehensive physical assessment and gather a full medical history. The purpose of the appointment is to identify any potential health risks prior to having any type of anesthesia. The nurse may also perform pre-operative tests ordered by the surgeon or anesthesiologist such as EKG, laboratory tests, urinalysis, and chest x-ray.  It is important that we understand your medical history including, current and past medical conditions, previous surgeries and current medications you are taking. At the end of the appointment you should feel assured how to prepare for your surgery and what to expect during your stay at the hospital.

Cindy Addleman, BSN, RN
HLVI Pre- Admission Testing Department Building E-120
865-305-4536

Vascular Access Center

The Vascular Access Center at the University of Tennessee Medical Center provides comprehensive vascular access care to Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients throughout the region.  Our goal is to provide you with a quality functional vascular access, as well as keeping you from missing dialysis treatments and having unnecessary hospitalizations. This will be achieved through a team approach between the vascular access coordinator, your dialysis clinic, your nephrologist and your vascular surgeon. One call does it all for your vascular access needs.

For more information about The University of Tennessee Medical Center Vascular Access Center or to schedule an appointment, please call 865.305.6655.