plans to build a state-of-the-art vascular lab to diagnose and assist in screening and provide preventative care for vascular disease, hospital officials said.
The project is slated for completion by the end of the year.
Vascular labs offer a non-invasive tool to validate the need for vascular surgery. The Vascular Division at Plainview performs about 300 procedures yearly. The procedures include: carotid artery surgery; abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery; peripheral vascular surgery and vascular access for renal failure patients.
Plainview’s vascular surgery service, in combination with its Interventional Radiology Unit, is able to treat most peripheral vascular diseases with bypass or stent placement to improve poor circulation.
“Having a dedicated vascular lab onsite at the hospital will give us the ability to provide a complete array of noninvasive vascular services in a timely manner, enhancing care to both inpatients and outpatients” said , executive director of
To lead the new program, the hospital appointed Nicholas J. Gargiulo, III, MD, an associate professor of surgery at the Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine assigned to the Plainview Department of Surgery’s Division of Vascular Surgery.
“The vascular lab will be a great asset to not only the North Shore-LIJ Health System, but the community as a whole,” said Dr. Gargiulo. “Advances in vascular research will promote health and wellness for the future, preventing unnecessary surgeries and procedures.”