Vascular Surgery Specialist

Cape Cod Surgical Associates

General Surgery & Vascular Surgery located in Hyannis, MA

Vascular surgery may be necessary to treat vein diseases and vein damage, possibly from chronic venous insufficiency or varicose veins. If you find that you have veins that bulge, cause pain, or become hard and twisted, book a vascular surgery evaluation with Stephen Brooks, MD, FACS, RPVI, of Cape Cod Surgical Associates in Hyannis, Massachusetts. You can learn about which types of vein treatments may be right for you and what you can do to prevent vein disease in the future. Click on the online booking tool, or call to schedule a visit by phone.

Vascular Surgery Q & A

Why would a doctor recommend vascular surgery?

A surgeon who specializes in vascular conditions can diagnose, treat, and manage many types of issues that affect your arteries and veins. Your doctor may recommend vascular surgery to effectively treat:


  • Venous ulcers (open sore)
  • Varicose and spider veins 
  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
  • Aneurysms (weak spots in arteries)
  • Atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries)
  • Deep vein thrombosis (blood clots deep in your body)
  • Carotid artery blockages (limits blood flow to your brain)


Vascular surgery is also sometimes necessary if you have compression disorders, including thoracic outlet syndrome, a condition that leads to severe neck and shoulder pain.

When should I have a vascular surgery exam?

Cape Cod Surgical Associates provides comprehensive vascular evaluations, so you can learn about your underlying condition and receive the counseling you need about treatment options. It’s important to book a vascular surgery exam if you experience any of the following issues:

  • Shallow or slow-healing wounds 
  • Hard, bulged, or twisted veins
  • Stiff neck or neck pain 
  • Chronic leg pain

A vascular exam is necessary, too, if you have cramping in your hips or leg weakness, which are signs of PAD.

You should also come in to Cape Cod Surgical Associates if you struggle with lingering chest pain (angina). This may be a sign of reduced blood flow to your heart that requires prompt medical treatment. 

What happens during vascular surgery?

Your vascular surgery from Cape Cod Surgical Associates is entirely personalized to you and your diagnosis — procedures can be coronary or non-coronary. Surgeons perform procedures under general or local anesthesia, based on the complexity of your surgery. 

Depending on your condition, your surgeon may:

  • Remove damaged veins
  • Reinforce weakened veins 
  • Open blocked or narrowed arteries (percutaneous coronary intervention)
  • Graft arteries or veins from other areas (coronary artery bypass grafting)

You can even undergo bypass grafting if you have damaged leg arteries. The highly skilled team at Cape Cod Surgical Associates specialize in up-to-date vascular surgery procedures, so you can expect a safe and effective procedure.  

Cape Cod Surgical Associates can help you with minor-to-complex vascular issues. You can book your vascular surgery evaluation online, or you can call to speak with a team member today.