What is a non-invasive Preventative Health Screening?


     Non-invasive health screenings are a quick, effective, and painless method of screening potentially high risk individuals for:

        Stroke Prevention

        Carotid Artery Disease

        Peripheral Arterial Disease

        Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA)

Preventative health screenings assist patients and family practice providers in the detection of potentially life threatening conditions before they become a serious health issue.

What does Non-Invasive mean?

    Here’s the good part! Non-Invasive means that the patient is not subjected to any needles, contrast media, or potentially harmful radiation. By utilizing advanced ultrasound technology our trained vascular technologist can examine critical blood vessels associated with serious vascular diseases quickly, safely, and inexpensively. In most cases, the patient can have access to the results immediately after the exam.


Grants Pass Surgical Associates

Non-Invasive Vascular Services

Preventive Health Screenings

Stroke Prevention


    The carotid arteries are located on either side of the neck and are the primary supplier of blood supply to the brain. The carotid artery screening test is a quick painless method of examining the arterties utilizing ultrasound technology for possible plaque accumulation that could cause potentially life threatening strokes.

Risk Factors Associated with Carotid

Artery Disease:

  1.     High Blood Pressure

  2.     High Cholesterol Levels

  3.     Family History

  4.     Smoking

Stroke Symptoms can Include:

  1.     One-Sided Weakness

  2.     Numbness in an Arm, Leg, or Face

  3.     Temporary Blindness in one eye

  4.     Unusual State of Confusion

  5.     Difficulty Speaking (Slurred Speech)


What cost is involved?

    With the addition of our own vascular lab and highly trained staff, we are able to offer these painless diagnostic quality tests at a substantial discount. There are three different tests offered which include:

  1.     Stroke Prevention

  2.     Peripheral Arterial Disease

  3.     Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

For a limited time we are able to offer each individual test at a cost of $35 or a combined package price of $100 for all three.  

Additionally the results from these procedures can be made available to you and your primary care physician to assist in better determining your course of treatment.

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Peripheral Arterial Disease   


    Peripheral Arterial Disease or PVD is an accumulation of plaque in the arteries that supply blood to the legs. PVD effect millions of people in the USA and can lead to loss of limbs in severe cases. Our screening test uses simple, painless pressure cuff testing combined with ultrasound technology to screen for possible significant PVD.

Risk Factors Associated with Peripheral Vascular Disease:

  1.     High Blood Pressure

  2.     High Cholesterol Levels

  3.     Family History

  4.     Smoking

  5.     Diabetes

PVD Symptoms can Include:

  1.     Leg Cramping

  2.     Pain with Walking

  3.     Cold Feet

  4.     Slow to Heal Leg and Foot Sores

  5.     Difficulty Speaking (Slurred Speech)

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm   


Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm or AAA’s are sometimes referred to as “silent killers” because in many cases there are no warning signs that one is even present. An aneurysm is a stretching of the arterial wall that can lead to rupture of the artery with subsequent internal bleeding. The abdominal aorta is the main artery feeding blood to the abdomen and all it’s vital organs, as well as supplying blood to the lower extremities. An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a stretching of the abdominal aortic arterial wall that causes the artery to expand or balloon to the point of potential rupture. A rupture of the abdominal aorta due to an aneurysm to can happen suddenly and with out warning and is fatal in most cases. The test to rule out an AAA literally takes less than 15 minutes in most cases, involves nothing more than a quick look with specialized ultrasound equipment, and the results can be determined immediately.

Risk Factors Associated with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms:

  1.     High Blood Pressure

  2.     High Cholesterol Levels

  3.     Family History

  4.     Smoking

  5.     Family History of Aneurysms

  6.     Prior Diagnosis of Atherosclerosis

  7.     Age 55 and Over

AAA Symptoms can Include:

  1.     Abdominal Pain

  2.     GI Symptoms including Weight Loss

  3.     Nausea

  4.     Abnormally strong or bounding

                        abdominal pulse