Methodist Vascular Center
1200 Pleasant Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Methodist Vascular Center
The Vascular Center at Iowa Methodist Medical Center provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD). Our specialists utilize the region's most complete array of diagnostic services, including an ICAVL-accredited non-invasive vascular ultrasound department, to determine the presence and severity of vascular disease. In addition, we employ the most advanced and innovative medical, interventional and surgical treatment options.
At the Methodist Vascular Center, our multidisciplinary team consisting of board-certified physicians, nurses and other health care professionals are dedicated to providing the highest level of care, an exceptional experience and the best possible outcomes for our patients.
We specialize in the treatment of:
- Carotid Artery Disease - including carotid stenting
- Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
- Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
- Aortoilliac Occlusive Disease
- Renal Artery Stenosis
- Vascular Access for End Stage Renal Disease
- Vascular Trauma
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Venous Insufficiency
- Varicose Veins
- Wound care
- Limb Salvage
Our vascular surgeons are renowned for leading-edge care and utilization of the very latest techniques and implants.
IAC Carotid Stenting Accreditation
Iowa Methodist Medical Center has achieved accreditation for Carotid Stenting from the IAC, the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission. Iowa Methodist is one of the first five hospitals in the country to receive this important recognition. The effectiveness of carotid stenting depends upon a healthcare facility's adherence to standards for resources, training and outcomes. Accreditation by the IAC means that Iowa Methodist had a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts.
As a leader in vascular care we support the investigation of new vascular disease treatment and devices. Many of our patients may have the opportunity to participate in research studies that allow them access to emerging technological advancements.
Through various programs the Methodist Vascular Center is committed to early recognition and treatment of vascular disease.
These programs include:
HeartReach - a mobile service providing peripheral vascular screenings including:
- Carotid artery ultrasound screening
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) ultrasound screening
- Peripheral vascular disease screening
In an effort to create a lifetime of good vascular health for our patients, the Methodist Vascular Center is committed to ongoing monitoring and support. We offer a host of classes and programs for our patients aimed at promoting positive lifestyle changes, including:
- Vascular rehab - a series of specific exercise and education techniques
- Smoking cessation classes
- Weight loss
- Diabetes management
For detailed patient education information about a wide range of vascular conditions, please visit VascularWeb.org.
We continuously track and monitor our outcomes and benchmark them against the top-performing programs in the country in order to ensure our patients receive the very best care possible.