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.
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.