William Julien, MD, is a leading expert in the development of office-based clinical endovascular practices
Coconut Creek, Fl- South Florida Vascular Associates Medical Director William Julien, M.D., is one of only a few interventional radiologists in the nation to have an office-based clinical practice where he provides pre- to post-operative care to his patients suffering from vascular diseases. His practice is unique because, unlike most interventional radiologists, Dr. Julien sees his own patients and treats 95% of them in his office in a sophisticated endovascular suite, one of the first of its kind in the country. Recently, Dr. Julien opened an 8,000-sq.-ft. facility equipped with three state-of-the-art operating suites coupled with a team of the region's most highly skilled medical staff, offering patients a unique and convenient continuum of care compared to a traditional hospital setting where traditional interventional radiologists typically see and treat their patients.
South Florida Vascular Associates' medical staff treats a variety of vascular conditions, including peripheral artery disease, abdominal aortic aneurysm, varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis and carotid artery disease.
Each year the practice's physicians perform more than 1,000 image-guided endovascular procedures in their office-based setting utilizing the latest cutting-edge technology, which is implemented by specialty-trained vascular medical professionals. Office-based procedures are easier on the patient because the patients are in a relaxed environment, there is little to no wait time for surgery, the procedures are performed under IV sedation as opposed to general anesthesia, and there is a comfortable waiting area for the families. In-office endovascular procedures are also less expensive than hospital procedures for insurance carriers.
"Our endovascular practice focuses on the continuity of patient care from our first meeting until the patient is fully recovered," said Dr. Julien. "I have the opportunity to know each of my patients personally and patient outcomes are excellent with this advanced model of delivering vascular care. We emphasize the importance of patient education, offering patients clear explanations of their diagnosis and treatment plan, including providing the most comprehensive endovascular services in a fully-equipped, private, comfortable setting."
Unlike vascular surgery, which treats vascular disease with open surgery, endovascular surgery is a branch of medicine that treats disease processes through the vascular system, using catheter-based image-guided techniques. Endovascular procedures are minimally invasive, require less or no hospital time, have fewer complications, result in reduced cost, and faster recovery time for the patient.
Dr. Julien and his staff also provide angioplasty, stenting, atherectomy, bypass surgery, embolization and many other vascular treatments.
About South Florida Vascular Associates
William H. Julien, MD, is the medical director of South Florida Vascular Associates and is one of few interventional radiologists in the nation to offer a clinical-based practice. His philosophy is to treat the patient as a whole person and he does much of his own testing and procedures in his state-of-the-art facility equipped with three in-office operating suites, allowing patients to feel more comfortable in a non-hospital setting. His highly skilled staff provides one-on-one attention to each patient focusing on his/her needs and care. To learn more about Dr. Julien and South Florida Vascular Associates, call (954) 725-4141 or visit www.southfloridvascular.com.