Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
The Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy is dedicated to providing optimum care to patients with arterial and venous disease. This is conducted by commitment to clinical care, education, and research through a multidisciplinary approach that provides care in the most efficient way, with the best possible outcome for patients. A collaborative process that involves vascular surgery, radiology, cardiology, podiatry, other medical specialties and relevant health professional groups provides comprehensive patient care. Our focus is not only to manage disease, but also to promote health and prevent illness.
This environment has stimulated collaborative clinical research projects that evaluate the effectiveness of treatment options and outcomes when advances are integrated into health care. Our clinical research focuses on non-invasive diagnostic evaluation, epidemiology of vascular disorders and evaluation of patient treatment outcomes. We are also involved in a number of industry-sponsored device trials. This allows us to inform physicians and patients of the alternative forms of treatment so they can choose appropriately between treatment options. The division's basic science research program is widely recognized and focuses on humoral and cellular mechanisms for intimal hyperplasia and atherosclerosis, hemostasis and thrombosis, and biocompatibility of vascular prosthetic grafts.
Our multidisciplinary education programs have enhanced the learning environment for medical students, residents and fellows as well as other health professionals. We are committed to continuing medical education through our participation in numerous CME events within the institution as well as by invitation by outside programs.
The division's faculty are recognized nationally and internationally for their clinical, research and educational endeavors. Our expertise in arterial disorders includes evaluation and treatment of abdominal and thoracoabdominal aneurysms, carotid artery disease, mesenteric disease, renal artery disease, aortoiliac and lower extremity arterial occlusive disease. We have specific expertise with minimally invasive techniques such as aortic endografts (stent grafts) for abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms, carotid angioplasty and stenting, and peripheral arterial angioplasty. We also have a program for minimally invasive ablation of varicose veins using laser technology. The division's vascular laboratory performs approximately 10,000 evaluations annually, that provides non-invasive arterial and venous evaluation as well as important follow-up surveillance after intervention.
Our doctors who specialize in this area are:
- Bernadette Aulivola, MD, RVT, RPVI, MS, FACS
- Carlos Bechara, MD, FACS
- Pegge Halandras, MD
- Paul Crisostomo, MD, RPVI, FACS
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