Your body’s vascular system, also called the circulatory system, can be thought of as a road map, with your heart as the city center. It’s made up of a network of blood vessels (arteries, veins and capillaries) that transports blood to and from the heart, delivering oxygen and nutrients to organs, muscles and other tissues and taking away tissue waste matter.


Doctor checking patient heart beat

What is vascular disease?

Vascular diseases are abnormal conditions of the blood vessels. Most often, they are caused by veins or arteries that have stretched or lost elasticity, weakened or become clogged, preventing blood from circulating properly.

Approximately 30 million Americans are at risk for various vascular diseases, including peripheral artery disease, aortic aneurysms and stroke.

Left untreated, vascular disease can make it challenging to carry out and enjoy daily activities and even put your life at risk!

Whether you’re seeking preventative care or treatment for an existing vascular condition, at Surgical Associates you’ll find experienced physicians providing comprehensive diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care for a wide spectrum of vascular medical conditions, including:

·         Carotid disease

·         Peripheral vascular disease

·         Abdominal aneurysms

·         Fistulas for dialysis

·         Varicose veins

·         Venous stasis

·         Renal artery stenosis

·         Limb salvage


Why choose Surgical Associates?

Compassionate, Responsive Care

  • The patient is at the center of all that Surgical Associates does. Its vascular team believes establishing a relationship with patients is critical to outcome. They look to provide exceptional service without sacrificing compassion and warmth. Patients can call the clinic at any time and any day of the week and never speak to a recording. Surgical Associates is proud to report a client satisfaction score of 4.98/5.

Advanced, Minimally Invasive Treatment

  • Surgical Associates is at the forefront of the newest surgical and nonsurgical techniques in the treatment of complex vascular conditions. The combination of an accredited vascular laboratory, advanced imaging technology and minimally invasive techniques allows the vascular team to speed recovery and reduce risk. Surgical Associates often provides hope to patients who have run out of options.


Dennis J. Costa, M.D.: Providing Comprehensive, Minimally Invasive Vascular Care at Aspirus’ Antigo Clinic

Vascular specialist Dr. Dennis J. Costa is available at Surgical Associate’s outreach clinic in Antigo on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month.

Dr. Costa is a graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI. He trained at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, IA during his residency and returned to the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee to complete his fellowship. Dr. Costa has been practicing with Surgical Associates, S.C. since July 2008, and aneurysms, minimally invasive vascular procedures and limb salvage are among his many areas of expertise.

Now is the time to get started on the road to improved vascular health! Call Surgical Associates today at 1-888-278-3795 or contact the provider online.

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