The Institute for Vascular Health (IVH) is designed to offer patients a “one-stop shop” for a wide variety of cardiovascular services and diagnostic testing.
“We’ve put together the best team possible for our patients. Whether it’s the latest research or the most complex surgical procedure, we’re all working together to provide the highest level of care for our patients.”
Eugene Langan, MD
At the Vascular Health Alliance, inspiring flow in the bodies and lives of our patients is our entire team’s goal. It’s our top priority. It’s our total passion. It’s the result of advanced procedures. It’s the product of world-class research. Each day, our team is offering a more accessible approach to vascular care. We’re integrating our services, skills and talents to give patients all they need to recover effectively—and all they need to improve their flow.
The Vascular Health Alliance is the largest, most comprehensive vascular care center in the Southeast. The VHA is located at Greenville Health System Patewood Campus and is one of the only facilities in the United States that provides patients access to a complete range of vascular care. From diagnosis to surgery, venous treatments to nuclear medicine and wound care, the Vascular Health Alliance is leading the way — all under one roof.
- Vascular research
- Largest non-invasive peripheral vascular laboratory in the Southeast
- Specialized imaging center – x-rays, cardiac nuclear imaging, echocardiography, 64-slice CT and phlebotomy
- Performs thousands of studies annually
- Home to the state’s only vascular surgery residency
- First vascular medicine fellowship in the country
- Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Oxygen Center offers comprehensive care and treatment of non-healing chronic wounds including hyperbaric oxygen treatments.
- Centralized patient registration and billing
- Concierge services
- Center for Venous and Lymphatic Medicine for the treatment of complex venous disorders and cosmetic treatment of varicose veins
- Translational labs used by the Clemson University Bioengineering program for bio-skills simulation and research
- GHS Prosthetics and Orthotics, a division of Equipped for Life, provides comprehensive prosthetic and orthotic services for patients under the care of the Physicians of the Vascular Health Alliance. They are available to patients along the full continuum of care, including in the clinic, during a hospital stay, and on an outpatient basis.
At the Vascular Health Alliance, we have all of the latest diagnostic technology available in one convenient location. These on-site resources take the hassle out of testing and lab work, and allow doctors and patients to focus on care regimens and results—instead of driving from one specialist’s office to another. Our advanced chest X-ray equipment is fully automated and never requires calibration, so patients and doctors can get more accurate pre-op results faster and easier than ever before.
The Institute’s nuclear lab incorporates state-of-the-art equipment to test function and capacity during activity. Located within walking distance of other critical exam stations, the lab provides patients with a comfortable, accessible space to perform stress tests.
>The Brilliance™ 64-channel CT scanner configuration provides high-speed, multi-layer coverage for better image quality, allowing physicians to evaluate arteries anywhere in the coronary tree with unprecedented accuracy and clarity. Our on-site phlebotomy station ensures that patients do not have to travel to a separate facility to have blood drawn. Our lab is located alongside our doctors and staff, giving patients seamless access and timely results.
The echocardiogram lab is directly adjacent to other key testing sites, allowing patients to comfortably move through a required sequence of tests, while doctors and technologists can compare results and discuss treatment options seamlessly.
Designed with faster, better results in mind, our nationally accredited, state-of-the-art vascular lab is located next to our patient exam rooms, allowing doctors to make diagnoses and treatment decisions without delay. One of the busiest in the region, the vascular lab at the Vascular Health Alliance sees over 20,000 patients each year.
Each day, the Vascular Health Alliance is bringing a more accessible, integrated and compassionate approach to vascular care. Our team believes the best technology and research cannot work for patients without the cooperation and dedication of a comprehensive spectrum of professionals—surgeons, internists, cardiologists, radiologists, primary care physicians and physician assistants.
For more information or to make an appointment call (864) 454-VASC (8272). Patients in need of urgent care can be seen the same day.
Vascular Health Alliance Research
The Vascular Health Alliance of Greenville Health System is currently seeking patients to participate in a variety of clinical trials. GHS Institutional Review Committee (IRC) monitors the administration of each study at the hospital system and approves new trials before patients are enrolled.
Adults with Diabetes
This trial concerns a therapeutic topical ointment for foot ulcers related to diabetes. You may be qualified if you are at least 18 years of age, are ambulatory, have had a foot ulcer for at least two weeks, and are willing to wear a special off-loading boot during waking hours for the 13-week study. Participants may receive $195 for completing the study along with the boot, ulcer ointment, dressing supplies, and a tote bag.
Adults with Peripheral Arterial Disease
This trial is a double-blinded, placebo-controlled study comparing clopidogrel and aspirin versus placebo and aspirin in patients with peripheral arterial disease who have undergone a successful angioplasty procedure. Patients must be at least 40 years old.
Adults with Renal Artery Stenosis
This trial concerns a new endovascular stent for patients with renal artery stenosis (buildup of plaque in the arteries supplying blood to the kidneys) who have high blood pressure and are on medication to treat it. You may be qualified if you have hypertension and have been told that you have renal artery stenosis. Participants will be expected to follow up at regular intervals.
For more information or eligibility requirements, please call 864-455-9826.
Adults with Peripheral Arterial Disease and Intermittent Claudication
This trial concerns the use of immune modulation therapy (IMT) for patients with peripheral arterial disease and intermittent claudication (severe pain in the calf muscles that occurs during walking but not while resting). You may be qualified if you have history of intermittent claudication, have been diagnosed with peripheral arterial disease, and show claudication during a treadmill test. Participants will be expected to be available for this 46-week, outpatient program involving injections of treated samples of their own blood.
For more information or eligibility requirements, please call 864-455-9833.
People with Carotid Stenosis
This trial concerns an endovascular stent for patients with internal carotid artery stenosis (buildup of plaque in the arteries supplying blood to the brain) who are at high risk for needing a carotid endarterectomy (surgical removal of plaque). You may be qualified if you are at least 18 years of age and have greater than or equal to 50 percent carotid stenosis (with symptoms) or greater than or equal to 70 percent carotid stenosis (without symptoms). Pre- and Post-procedure neurological exams will be performed, and participants will be expected to follow up at regular intervals.
For more information or eligibility requirements, call 864-455-9833.
People with Iliac Artery Stenosis
This trial concerns a new endovascular stent for patients with iliac artery stenosis (buildup of plaque in the arteries branching from the abdominal aorta and extending into the groin). You may be qualified if you have been diagnosed with peripheral vascular disease related to plaque buildup, you undergo an angioplasty procedure to open the iliac artery stenosis and the angioplasty is found to be insufficient by your surgeon, and you are able to take blood-thinning medications. Participants will be expected to follow up at regular intervals.
For more information or eligibility requirements, call 864-455-9833.
For more information, call (864) 454-VASC (8272).
Vascular Health Alliance-Patewood
200 Patewood Drive, Building C, Suite 300
Greenville, SC 29615
Vascular Health Alliance-Laurens
Located at the Upstate Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center
1073 Medical Ridge Road
Clinton, SC 29325
North Greenville Hospital
807 N. Main Street
Travelers Rest, SC 29690
Vascular Health Alliance-Oconee (Outpatient Building)
298 Memorial Drive
Seneca, SC 29672