Brian Lange
Brian C. Lange, M.D.

Brian C. Lange, M.D.

Brian C. Lange, M.D.

Vascular Surgery

Clinical Interests / Special Procedures Performed

Aneurysmal Arterial Disease, Aneurysms, Angioplasty, Aortic Aneurysm, Aortic Stent Grafts, Arterial Bypass Grafting, Arterial Disease, Arterial Insufficiency, Arteriovenous Bypass, Arteriovenous Malformations, Atherosclerosis, Carotid Artery Disease, Carotid End Arterectomy, Carotid Endarterectomy, Carotid Surgery, Endoscopic Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Aneurysm Therapy, Endovascular Surgery, Leg Artery Bypass, Leg Vein Sclerosis, Limb Salvage, Lower Extrem. Amputation Prvntn, Lower Extremity Bypass, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Non-Invasive Diagnostics, Office Surgery & Procedures, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Peripheral Vascular Dx, Renal Artery Bypass, Sclerotherapy, Stent Graft For Aneurysm, Stenting, Surgery, Ultrasound, Varicose Veins, Vascular Access, Vascular Disease, Vascular Disease Medical Rx, Vascular Surgery, Venous Disease

  • Accepting Children: No
  • Accepting New Patients: Yes
  • Accepting Medicare: Yes
  • Accepting Medicaid/DSHS: Yes
Payment Methods Accepted:

Medicare, Bill Insurance, VISA, Master Card, Cash, Check, American Express

Insurance Accepted:

Contact this office for accepted insurance plans.

Medical School

University of Washington


UW and Swedish Medical Center


Lahey Clinic, Boston

Board Certifications


Professional Associations:

American College of Surgeons, Society for Vascular Surgery, Pacific Northwest Vascular Society, Society for Vascular Ultrasound, Seattle Surgical Society, Washington State Medical Association, King County Medical Society

Varicose veins with summer on the way

Ah, spring in the Puget Sound region. Visions of warm days, shorts and skirts and being self-conscious about varicose veins may be dancing in your head. Is there anything you can do?

Some of us wear shorts and skirts anyway, ignoring furtive glances or curious comments, while others just hide their veins under hose or pants. A third option is available: treatment.

Whether you’ve got little red, flat spider veins, big, blue bulging varicose veins, or something in between, you’ve got the same problem – just of a different magnitude. Spider veins and varicose veins occur in the legs when the one-way valves in the blood vessels no longer work right, which lets blood collect in the veins instead of flowing back to the heart. This makes the veins widen, often becoming unsightly and uncomfortable. Most commonly varicose veins near the skin surface are caused by leaky valves in veins deeper in the leg. Untreated, varicose veins typically worsen over time.

To improve the appearance of your legs...

Traditional and New Technology in Treating Vascular Disease

On a daily basis, we see patients who are seeking treatment for hardening of the arteries, typically in the legs or neck (PAD-peripheral arterial disease); weakening of the main artery in the abdomen (AAA-abdominal aortic aneurysm); and varicose veins. In each case, there are traditional ways of being treated (what we call “Open” Vascular Surgery) as well as innovative alternatives (what we call “Endovascular” Surgery).

How do we arrive at our recommendations and how do you decide what’s best for you?

It helps if your Vascular Surgeon performs both types of procedures rather than just one since s/he can draw on personal experience as well as the results of research, to tailor treatment to your specific needs.

You have to consider the trade-offs between short and long term risks and benefits.

  • For AAA and varicose veins, endovascular techniques have virtually replaced traditional treatment given their low risk of complications and excellent outcomes, and both are well supported by the literature.
  • In PAD – from the carotid arteries in the neck to various arteries in the legs – results of newer technologies are a “mixed bag.”

If you are referred to and seen by a Vascular Surgeon, be sure and discuss traditional and endovascular treatment options before you make your final decision.

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Swedish Vascular Surgery - First Hill
801 Broadway
5th Floor
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: 206-215-5921
Fax: 206-215-5922
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
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Swedish Vascular Surgery - Issaquah
751 N.E. Blakely Dr.
Suite 3020
Issaquah, WA 98029
Phone: 206-215-5921
Fax: 206-215-5922
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