Maynard Building, 5th Floor
The Vascular Laboratory
Main Hospital, 5th Floor
Mon - Fri 7 am - 7 pm
Saturday 8 am - noon
Free interpreter services are available for many different languages.
Most major insurance plans are accepted.
The Vascular Surgery Department offers the Brooklyn community numerous comprehensive clinical and surgical services that support the health of arteries and veins. Some of the procedures we provide are:
Accredited by the Inter-Societal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories, the Hospital Center's Vascular Lab helps our specialists make precise determinations of blood flow to the extremities, which in turn provides a basis for further interventions. We perform over 3,000 tests a year at the lab including:
- Carotid duplex (see image below)
- Venous duplex
- Visceral doppler
- Vein mapping
- Pulse volume recordings and arterial Doppler studies
- Graft surveillance studies
Carotid duplex is an ultrasound procedure performed to assess blood flow through the carotid artery to the brain. High-frequency sound waves are directed from a hand-held transducer probe to the area. These waves "echo" off the arterial structures and produce a 2-dimensional image on a monitor, which will make obstructions or narrowing of the arteries visible.