Artery (Arterial) Conditions

Our vascular specialists here on the Big Island of Hawaii can help diagnose and treat your arterial conditions, including peripheral artery disease or other conditions of the arteries.  We have office locations in both Hilo and Kona on the Big Island.  Call us today to schedule an appointment.


Peripheral Arterial Disease

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in the legs or lower extremities is the narrowing or blockage of the vessels that carry blood from the heart to the legs. It is primarily caused by the buildup of fatty plaque in the arteries, which is called atherosclerosis. Risk factors include aging, diabetes, and smoking. Symptoms may include leg pain, particularly when walking.

Carotid Stenosis

Carotid artery disease is also called carotid artery stenosis. The term refers to the narrowing of the carotid arteries. This narrowing is usually caused by the buildup of fatty substances and cholesterol deposits, called plaque. Carotid artery occlusion refers to complete blockage of the artery. When the carotid arteries are obstructed, you are at an increased risk for a stroke, the 5th leading cause of death in the U.S.

Renal Artery Disease

Renal artery disease, also known as renal artery stenosis, occurs when the arteries that supply blood to your kidneys become stiff and narrow usually with plaque. This narrowing prevents your kidneys from receiving the oxygen-rich blood they need to function properly.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a potentially life-threatening condition. It’s a bulge in the main artery that supplies blood to your belly, pelvis and legs. The aneurysm is a weak spot in the blood vessel wall, at risk for rupturing (breaking open) and causing a hemorrhage (severe bleeding). Sometimes people call AAA a stomach aneurysm. People are at higher risk who have a significant smoking history, hereditary Family History of AAA, Other aneurysms, hypertension, High cholesterol and obesity.