Horizon Surgical Specialists

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125 Hospital Ave NW Suite 200-C
Lenoir, NC 28645 Get Directions
Vascular Center Hours
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Monday7:30am – 4:30pm
Tuesday7:30am – 4:30pm
Wednesday7:30am – 4:30pm
Thursday7:30am – 4:30pm
Friday7:30am – 4:30pm
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Excellent Outcomes and Dedicated Vascular Care. Ever Closer to You.

Everyone deserves safe and effective care, and at Horizon Surgical Specialists, you can expect just that. This practice is committed to delivering high quality, comprehensive vascular care to the community in Lenoir.

Horizon Surgical Specialists specializes in minimally invasive procedures for a variety of vascular conditions such as varicose veins, uterine fibroids, peripheral artery disease (PAD) and varicoceles, which can be treated safely and effectively in an outpatient setting. With advanced clinical capabilities, what once required surgery with large surgical incisions and extended recovery periods can now be accomplished with minimal discomfort and a quicker return to normal daily activities.

Board-certified and fellowship-trained medical director, Peter Purcell, MD, leads a highly trained team of physicians, nurses and technicians that deliver the very best patient care and experience—offering their knowledge, expertise and personal attention to every patient before, during and after each procedure.

Vascular Care Has Evolved. It’s About Choices.

People living with vascular conditions don’t want overnight stays in the hospital, lengthy recovery periods and scheduling issues. They want to return to their daily lives quickly. Horizon Surgical Specialists delivers a different healthcare experience; one that is invested in people, communication and best-in-class care.  

Horizon Surgical Specialists is committed to superior service and delivering far more. Patients can expect:

Prompt appointments Patients seeking treatment for vascular conditions will experience convenient scheduling of appointments. At the center, patients avoid the complexities of a hospital admission and return home to recover that same day.

Exceptional patient care Patients encounter a team that is kind and respectful, never indifferent.  Individual needs are accommodated to ensure patients are comfortable and kept well-informed.

Efficient and customized communication The team at Horizon Surgical Specialists partners with your physician care team, focusing on coordinating your vascular care. Immediate post-procedure reports are sent to your referring physicians and comprehensive reports follow within 24 hours after the procedure.

Patient education Patients see us as partners working to find the best treatment to fit their individual needs in vascular care. Online and printed materials are vital components of the patient experience and help patients to be well-informed about their health and available treatment options.

Whether you are a current or a new patient, thank you for entrusting your vascular care to the experts at Horizon Surgical Specialists.

Horizon Surgical Specialists is managed by Azura Vascular Care, a national network of outpatient vascular and ambulatory surgery centers. Our shared goal is to deliver the most advanced care there is—combining the extensive resources of a nationwide organization with the relationships, exceptional patient experience, and clinical capabilities of a trusted local provider. 

Medical Services

Horizon Surgical Specialists treats and manages a wide variety of vascular conditions in an outpatient environment. Services include treatment for peripheral artery disease (PAD), varicose veins treatment, treatment for uterine fibroids, varicoceles treatment and more.

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Varicose Veins Treatment

We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of vein disease and use a minimally invasive approach to treat aesthetic and symptomatic varicose veins in a safe and comfortable outpatient setting.
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Peripheral Artery Disease Treatment

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a serious condition. Early detection and treatment can lower your risk of the disease progressing, which, if untreated, may leave amputation as the only option.
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Varicocele Embolization

We provide individualized care and non-surgical treatment for varicoceles. Embolization is an effective treatment option to surgery and no surgical incision will be made to the testicle or scrotum.

Dr. Peter Purcell, vascular surgeon and medical director, and his highly trained clinical team bring the full range of medical capabilities to every patient at every visit.


Dr. Peter Purcell, MD, Vascular Surgeon at Azura Vascular Care

Peter N. Purcell, MD

Dr. Peter Purcell is a Vascular Surgeon specializing in minimally invasive treatments for a broad range of vascular conditions such as varicose veins, uterine fibroids, peripheral artery disease (PAD) and varicoceles, which can be treated safely and effectively in an outpatient setting. Dr. Purcell is the medical director of Horizon Surgical Specialists in Lenoir, NC.

Dr. Purcell is a graduate of Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. After earning his medical degree, he completed his internship and residency at the University of Cincinnati. He went on to complete a vascular surgery fellowship at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Purcell is board certified in vascular surgery.

Valerie D Purcell, MD

Valerie D. Purcell, MD

Dr. Valerie Purcell has joined Horizon Surgical Specialists as a Vascular Medicine physician. Dr. Purcell is board-certified and has been in clinical practice since 1991, while taking off several years to raise three beautiful girls. She has received special training in the diagnosis and treatment of arterial and venous disease and is very enthusiastic about helping her patients with medical management of vascular problems, including medication, exercise and lifestyle changes. She coordinates any medical changes with patients’ primary care providers and has a particular interest in diagnosing previously unrecognized cardiovascular conditions that may place patients at risk for premature death or disability. Horizon Surgical Specialists is excited about this addition to our group and delighted to be able to add specialty vascular medicine to our armamentarium.

Our Staff

Teri Lee FNP

Teri Lee, FNP

Teri Lee is a board-certified nurse practitioner, specializing in vascular health, practicing in the Lenoir office. Teri obtained her Associate of Science in Nursing from Caldwell Community College, her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Lees-McRae College and her Master of Science in Nursing at East Tennessee State University. Her 12 years of medical experience includes dialysis, cardiology, orthopedic pain management, ophthalmology and vascular care. She has worked closely with Dr. Purcell in the vascular lab at Azura Vascular Care in Lenoir, for the past three years, treating chronic peripheral vascular disease in patients. Teri has a strong passion for vascular disease management and treatment and understands that it can be an unexpected and long-term condition. Building a trusting relationship with her patients is important to her and she is committed to giving them the education, attentiveness and dedication they need and deserve.

Along with surgical consultation, medication management and close monitoring of her patients with peripheral vascular disease, Teri also has advanced training in phlebectomy and sclerotherapy procedures. She offers these in-office services to medically and cosmetically treat enlarged varicose veins and spider veins.

Teri grew up in Lenoir and still lives close to the area. She is married with two children. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and spends much of her time in the outdoors.

Treatment & Services

Horizon Surgical Specialists treats and manages a wide variety of vascular conditions in an outpatient environment. Services include treatment for peripheral artery disease (PAD), varicose veins treatment, treatment for uterine fibroids, varicoceles treatment and more.

Varicose Vein Treatment

Varicose Vein Treatment

Varicose veins are chronic and recurrent conditions. The variety of treatments available does not offer a cure, but rather a control of the condition. Successfully treated veins cannot come back. However, your inborn tendency to develop new veins will not be cured by this or any other form of treatment. Dr. Peter Purcell treats venous insufficiency completely, removing all backward-flowing veins, making your treatment for varicose veins as thorough as possible.

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Procedures Include:

Uterine Fibroid Embolization

Uterine Fibroid Embolization

Have you been diagnosed with uterine fibroids? Don’t worry. They are extremely common and treatable. Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that develop within the muscular wall of the uterus. If you have uterine fibroids and are symptomatic, you have a choice in your treatment options. Dr. Peter Purcell offers uterine fibroid embolization (UFE)—a proven, effective alternative to surgery to treat uterine fibroids, with less risk, less pain and less recovery time.

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Peripheral Artery Disease Treatment

Peripheral Artery Disease Treatment

This buildup—called plaque—narrows your arteries, often reducing or blocking the flow of blood. Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is most commonly seen in the legs, but also can be present in the arteries that carry blood from your heart to your head, arms, kidneys and stomach. Nearly everyone who has PAD­, even those who do not have leg symptoms, suffer from an inability to walk as fast or as far as they could before PAD. In all, PAD affects 8 to 12 million people in the United States, especially those that are 50 and older. If you are diagnosed with PAD, the sooner you are treated, the lower your risk of the disease progressing. Talk to Dr. Peter Purcell about minimally invasive treatment options.

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Procedures Include:

Varicocele Embolization

Varicocele Embolization

A varicocele is a varicose vein of the testicle and scrotum that may cause pain, testicular atrophy (shrinkage) or fertility problems. Veins contain one-way valves that work to allow blood to flow from the testicles and scrotum back to the heart. When these valves fail, the blood pools and enlarges the veins around the testicle in the scrotum to cause a varicocele. As a treatment, urologists often suggest open surgical ligation, but Dr. Peter Purcell can offer varicocele embolization, which is as effective as surgery with less risk, less pain and less recovery time.

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Azura Vascular Care Brand Rolls Out In Northeast Florida

MALVERN, Pa., (May 16, 2019) –American Access Care of Jacksonville today announced that, as part of a phased brand rollout, it will now be known as Azura Vascular Care Jacksonville. Rishi Razdan, MD, board certified in both Diagnostic Radiology and Vascular and Interventional Radiology, is the Medical Director of the facility and leads this highly trained clinical team specializing in dialysis access management for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), minimally invasive vascular procedures, and image-guided oncologic treatments. Azura Vascular Care Jacksonville is located at 2416 Dunn Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida.
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Azura Vascular Care Examines Patient Specific Risk Factors During Access Surgery

Abstract highlighted at the American Society of Nephrology’s 2018 Kidney Week Symposium MALVERN, Pa., Oct. 26, 2018 – Azura Vascular Care, a national leader in outpatient, minimally invasive vascular specialty services including dialysis access management, announces that a retrospective analysis of patient data suggests anemia may contribute to complications during dialysis vascular access (VA) interventions and increase the risk of hospitalization.
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Fresenius Vascular Care Announces New Name to Reflect Company’s Strategic Transformation

Malvern, PA, June 20, 2017 Fresenius Vascular Care, a national network of outpatient vascular care and ambulatory surgery centers that specialize in minimally invasive techniques to treat and manage a wide range of vascular conditions, has today announced its new name, Azura Vascular Care, as part of a strategic rebranding initiative.
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Fresenius Medical Care Acquires American Access Care

Germany's Fresenius Medical Care has acquired the US-based company American Access Care Holdings (AAC) for $385 million.
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Fresenius Medical Care of North America Announces Acquisition of National Vascular Care

Fresenius Medical Care, the world's largest provider of dialysis services and products, today announced that its subsidiary, U.S. Vascular Access Holdings, LLC has completed the acquisition of National Vascular Care, Inc. Based in Rosemont, Pennsylvania, National Vascular Care is a premier provider of vascular services that works in partnership with leading vascular surgeons, nephrologists, interventional radiologists and cardiologists throughout the United States to develop, own and manage specialty outpatient surgery centers dedicated to improving the delivery of vascular care in the U.S.
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"They are great people, I have not had the honor to meet everyone but I do know that Dr. Purcell is a really good doctor. Some doctors could take some lessons from him on how to be a good doctor and to take your feelings in consideration. He really cares about his patients!"
Horizon Surgical Specialists
Oct 19, 2017