Vascular & Peripheral Vascular

Whether you have varicose veins, carotid disease or an abdominal aneurysm, you will find the most advanced care in a comfortable setting at WakeMed Heart & Vascular Physicians.  WakeMed Heart & Vascular is the perfect place for all of your vascular disease treatments and surgeries. Our physicians offer the most advanced technology and latest research to address any diseases affecting your arteries and veins. We are welcoming new patients and accept most insurance plans.



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Our Physicians

Kirk Charles, MDVascular Surgery
Endovascular Surgery
Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Carotid Artery Repair
DVT Treatment
WakeMed Heart Center

Abdul Chaudhry, MDCardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Vascular Surgery

WakeMed Heart Center 

Brian M. Go, MD, FACCInvasive Cardiology
Interventional Cardiology
Peripheral Vascular Disease
WakeMed Heart Center 

Siddhartha Rao, MD, RPVIInvasive Cardiology
Interventional Cardiology
Vascular Medicine
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Six Forks Rd. - Raleigh
Garner Healthplex

Hemant Solomon, MDGeneral Cardiology
Peripheral Vascular Disease
WakeMed Apex Healthplex

Our Specialties

Conditions We Treat:

  • Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
  • Peripheral Aneurysm
  • Varicose Veins
  • Blood Clot (thrombus)

Non-Invasive Peripheral Vascular Disease Tests

  • Carotid Doppler Ultrasound
  • Renal Artery Ultrasound
  • Abdominal Aorta Ultrasound
  • ABI of the Upper and Lower Extremities with/without Exercise
  • Venous Ultrasound of the Upper and Lower Extremities
  • Arterial Ultrasound of the Upper and Lower Extremities

Peripheral Vascular Disease Treatments

  • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR)
  • Catheter Directed Thrombolysis of pulmonary embolism
  • Complex Peripheral Interventions for critical limb ischemia and deep venous thrombosis (DVT)
  • Peripheral Artery Stent
  • Peripheral Artery Atherectomy
  • Saphenous Vein Ablation
  • Peripheral Angiography
  • Peripheral Thrombolysis
  • Foam Sclerotherapy and Phlebectomy for varicose veins and venous insufficiency
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm and Abdominal Peripheral Vascular minimally invasive procedures
  • Carotid and Subclavian Artery (neck and arm blood vessel) blockage surgery

Vascular Disease Surgical Procedures

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm: Depending on the condition, our surgeon can make an open repair or endoluminal repair to fix an aneurysm, which is a bulge in an artery that can be caused by an accident, certain medical problems or genetic conditions. Aneurysms are dangerous because left untreated, they can burst, and the internal bleeding can be fatal
  • Bypass surgery in the leg
  • Dialysis fistulas and grafts
  • Balloon angioplasty or stents to open arteries that may have narrowed due to cholesterol buildup, aging, infection, or some type of heart disease
  • Treatment for varicose veins: Laser ablation, sclerotherapy and ambulatory phlebectomy
  • Treatment for Peripheral Artery Disease

Vascular disease is not only dangerous because it can lead to more serious problems, it's also uncomfortable and can restrict your ability to move freely. If you have pain in your legs or feet, or have poor circulation, you are not going to be able to do as much as you'd like. We will work with you on a healthcare plan and course of treatment that allows you to live a more healthy and active lifestyle.