Vascular Health Center at Fairview Southdale Hospital

Excellence in vascular medicine and surgery

Problems with arteries and veins are common. Don't let these conditions grow into serious health issues.


Artery and vein care

Vascular diseases involve the body's system of arteries, veins or lymph vessels. When blood flow is blocked, the connected organs and tissues are damaged. At the Vascular Health Center at Fairview Southdale Hospital, we specialize in treating these conditions in one location to improve your quality of life.
Our center brings together highly respected, board-certified doctors, surgeons, cardiologists and radiologists. Whether your condition is common or complex, you can count on our unique blend of technology and expertise to diagnose and treat your problem. Our concierge service can help you schedule appointments and get answers to your questions. Call 952-929-6994 to schedule a consultation.

We're one of two vascular teams in the nation to earn the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for meeting or exceeding the highest national standards for safety and quality of care.
Care partners
To provide the best possible care, our team includes:
Conditions we treat
We treat a wide range of vascular conditions, including:
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm
  • Varicose and spider veins
  • Popliteal aneurysms
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Carotid artery stenosis
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Small vessel disease (Raynaud’s, Buerger’s, etc.)
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Renal Artery Stenosis
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Diabetes

Artery and Vein Screenings: Protect your life and limbs  

Early detection and prevention of vascular disease are crucial. Why? They save lives and improve quality of life. Artery disease is often silent. And, without symptoms, plaque can narrow or weaken arteries, setting the stage for strokes and heart attacks.

Screening can help you avoid:
  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Pain in legs and loss of legs
  • Ruptured aneurysm

At Fairview, we offer you vascular disease screening in our nationally accredited vascular lab. You’ll find we perform all tests non-invasively (no needles), painlessly and quickly. It takes less than an hour for the complete screening package. You’ll also receive artery disease education material.

Who should be screened?
Individuals with the following risk factors:
  • diabetes
  • high cholesterol
  • hyperlipidemia
  • high blood pressure
  • smoking
  • sedentary lifestyle
  • obesity

Additional candidates for screening are individuals with a family history of:
  • stroke
  • abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • heart or vascular disease  

Meet our care team

Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.

Patient Testimonials

We love to hear from our patients! We invite you to read or watch stories from our patients to learn more about the care you will receive at the Vascular Health Center.

Surgeon Goes the Extra Mile(s) for Patient
March brought heavy snowfall this year, affecting our patients’ ability to get to appointments. But one special surgeon—and hardy Minnesotan—wasn't going to let a snowstorm interfere with patient care.

No way to get there
Lorraine Scatieno was scheduled to have a surgery that would help in her three-day-a-week dialysis treatments. She’d lined up family members to drive her home after her surgery and abstained from eating eight hours before her morning surgery. But a snow emergency that day cancelled schools and local cab service. Though she lives just a few miles from the hospital, Lorraine, 90, had no way to get to her appointment.

Above and beyond
“My staff texted me that Lorraine couldn’t make it,” says William Omlie, MD, a surgeon with the Vascular Health Center at Fairview Southdale Hospital. “I thought I could pick her up and still do the surgery.” Because dialysis occupies a lot of a patient’s time, delaying this surgery would have impacted Lorraine’s life for a month or more, says Dr. Omlie.

No joke
“Dr. Omlie called and said, ‘I’m coming to get you,’” says Lorraine. She wondered if this could be a joke. But a few minutes later, the doctor pulled into Lorraine’s unplowed driveway, knocked on her kitchen door and asked for a shovel. “There he was with his white coat on, and he started to shovel the driveway,” says Lorraine. “He kept saying what a nice shovel it was and how the snow didn’t stick to it.”

Ronald Shares His Story with PAD
Watch Ronald's story about his journey with vascular disease as a patient at Minnesota Vascular Clinic, which is now part of the Vascular Health Center at Fairview Southdale Hospital.

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