Vascular Lab Specialist

Heart & Vascular Center of West Tennessee

Heart and Vascular Health Center located in Jackson, Dyersburg, Lexington, Adamsville, & McKenzie, TN

Catheterization is a minimally invasive method of accessing your heart and blood vessels without making large incisions in your body. The Heart & Vascular Center of West Tennessee team offers a range of cutting-edge catheterization procedures at its vascular labs in Jackson and Dyersburg, Tennessee. The practice also has offices in Lexington, Adamsville, and McKenzie that provide comprehensive cardiovascular care. To benefit from convenient vascular lab facilities, call the Jackson or Dyersburg office today or book an appointment online.

Vascular Lab Q & A

What is a vascular lab?

A vascular lab is a facility for treating patients on-site using minimally invasive techniques instead of having to visit a hospital or treatment center.

Heart & Vascular Center of West Tennessee’s state-of-the-art vascular labs offer several convenient outpatient procedures for patients with heart and circulatory conditions.

What procedures take place at a vascular lab?

Procedures available at Heart & Vascular Center of West Tennessee’s vascular labs include:

Peripheral angioplasty

Peripheral angioplasty is a procedure that opens blocked or narrowed blood vessels in your legs. Fatty deposits called plaque can build up inside your blood vessels and restrict blood flow, leading to conditions like peripheral arterial disease (PAD).

Angioplasty uses a medical balloon on the end of a narrow, flexible tube (catheter) to widen your blocked arteries. Your doctor can also insert an arterial stent (mesh tube) in the artery to stop it from getting blocked again.


Atherectomy is an alternative to angioplasty for opening your arteries. Your provider uses a catheter fitted with a sharp blade to remove plaque from inside the affected artery.

Varicose vein removal

Varicose vein removal might be necessary if you have unsightly or painful varicose veins in your legs. The Heart & Vascular Center of West Tennessee team uses the minimally invasive VNUS Closure® system at its Jackson location to remove your varicose veins.

VNUS Closure uses radiofrequency energy to heat, collapse, and seal off the diseased blood vessels. Patients typically like this procedure because it offers good results with minimal scarring, and you can resume your normal activities after 1-2 days.


An angiogram uses X-ray technology to take pictures of your veins and arteries and check for blockages. During a coronary angiogram, your provider injects a type of dye into your heart that the X-ray machine can detect. 

Angiograms can both diagnose and treat certain heart and blood vessel conditions.

What are the benefits of using a vascular lab?

The vascular labs at Heart & Vascular Center of West Tennessee’s Jackson and Dyersburg clinics offer a far more convenient service for patients. You benefit from being in familiar surroundings with people you know, and avoid the hassle of traveling to an off-site clinic.

The minimally invasive approaches used at a vascular lab also offer significant benefits compared to surgery. Patients experience minimal pain and bleeding, avoid a hospital stay, have a lower risk of developing complications or infections, and recover far more quickly.

To take advantage of the vascular lab facilities at Heart & Vascular Center of West Tennessee, call the Jackson or Dyersburg office today or book an appointment online.