Thoracic & Vascular Care

Clark Memorial Hospital offers a full range of thoracic and vascular services, enhanced by the latest diagnostic and treatment technologies. Clark Memorial is home to highly trained and exceptionally skilled thoracic/vascular surgeons who provide dedicated and comprehensive specialty care for patients having thoracic and vascular surgery. Services include:

  • Aneurysm repair, surgical and endovascular
  • Carotid angioplasty and stent placement
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Education and screenings
  • Peripheral angioplasty and stent placement
  • Tumors/cancer of the lungs and esophagus
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Esophageal surgery
  • Mediastinal surgery
  • Chest cavity surgery
  • Mesothelioma
  • Tracheostemy
 

Lung Screening

Lung cancer is not only treatable, but potentially curable when diagnosed in its early stages. The physicians at the Clark Memorial Hospital are committed to providing the best technology available for early detection: Low Dose CT lung screening. This method has been shown to detect cancers not visible on chest x-rays. And more than 80% of lung cancers detected with a CT have been in the earliest stages – with a high probability of cure. The latest research shows that CT lung screenings can save lives, which is why many experts believe it should be a standard procedure for patients who are at high risk. Should you consider a lung screening? Are you at risk for lung cancer?

  • Are you between the age of 55-74?
  • Do you have at least a 30 pack year history of smoking? For example, smoking 2 packs per day for 15 years is 30 pack years.
  • If you have stopped smoking, has it been less than 15 years since you last smoked?
 

If you answered yes to all 3 questions, you may be a candidate for a low-cost CT lung cancer screening.

Vascular Screenings

The greatest danger with undetected vascular disease is that the first sign of trouble could be a stroke, heart attack or aneurysm. So Clark Memorial Hospital is making a special offer to help you find out whether you’re at risk – before a potentially fatal symptom occurs.
This quick, non-invasive screening is a smart – and affordable – choice. For just $50 (cash or credit card), you’ll receive:

  • An abdominal and carotid ultrasound.
  • An ABI (ankle brachial index).

To schedule your screening, call (812) 283-2405 today.

CT Annual Lung Screening Special Cash Price

Because prevention and screening are such vital elements of lung health, Clark Memorial is offering a $104* Low Dose CT lung screening program for at-risk individuals. This special cash price can save patients approximately $300 in out-of-pocket expenses, as this screening is not covered by most insurance plans. This is a cash pay program; eligibility requirements must be met prior to screening. To schedule a low-cost, low dose CT lung screening, call (812) 283-2405 for the main campus or (812) 246-4801 for Hunter Station/Sellersburg location.The results of your screening will be sent to your referring physician for follow up.

*$104 screening rate does not apply to any follow-up diagnostic CT testing.

Find out your risk 
Additional resources available at lungcanceralliance.org

For a comprehensive list of services and expertise specifically available through the Thoracic and Vascular Surgery Center, visit their page.