Vascular Surgery: Mesenteric Ischemia
Dr. Lee Kirksey, Vascular Surgeon and Vice Chairman of Vascular Surgery talks with staff vascular surgeons Dr. David Hardy and Dr. Francis Caputo about mesenteric ischemia, also called intestinal ischemic syndrome. This condition is caused by decreased blood flow to the blood vessels in the bowel. Drs. Kirksey, Hardy and Caputo talk about symptoms, diagnostic testing, and treatment options. In addition, the challenges of treatment strategies in this patient population, long term management and follow up.