Name
Carlos Bechara
Degree
M.D.
FACS
Rank
Professor
Primary Department
Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
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Specialties
Aneurysms
Angioplasty and Stenting of Blocked Arteries
Aortic Aneurysms
Artery Blockage Related to the Foot or Leg
Bypass of Blocked Blood Vessels
Carotid Blockage
Endovascular Therapy
Leg Revascularization
Leg Ulcers
Vascular Disease
Renal Dialysis Access
Stroke Prevention Using Carotid Surgery
Vascular Access
Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Venous Disease
complex venous reconstruction and IVC filter remov
Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Locations
Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine
Certifications
American Board of Surgery Vascular Surgery
Vascular Surgery, American Board of Surgery, Surgery, General
Education
Medical School
American University of the Caribbean
Residencies
Baylor University College of Medicine, General Surgery
Tulane University, General Surgery
Fellowships
Baylor University College of Medicine, Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
Hobbies
Soccer
Tennis
Publications
Behzadi, F; Kim, M; Zielke, T; Bechara, CF; Schwartz, J; Prabhu, VCLUMBAR DRAINS FOR VASCULAR PROCEDURES: AN INSTITUTIONAL PROTOCOL REVIEW AND GUIDELINES. World neurosurgery 2021 ;
Bechara, CFInvited Commentary Open Venous Bypass in the Era of Endovascular Therapy. Annals of Vascular Surgery 2021 ;
Brailovsky, Y; Masic, D; Allen, S; Lakhter, V; Bashir, R; Forfia, P; Bechara, CF; Leya, FS; Lopez, JJ; Lewis, BE; Steen, LE; Wexels, F; Fareed, J; Camren, GP; Hibbeln, J; Darki, ANovel CT-derived parameter is associated with low cardiac index in acute pulmonary embolism. Thrombosis research 2021 ;202
Allen, S; Chan, L; Masic, D; Porcaro, K; Morris, S; Haines, J; Leya, F; Bechara, CF; Lopez, J; Lewis, B; Steen, L; Fareed, J; Darki, A; Brailovsky, YComparison of outcomes in catheter-directed versus ultrasound-assisted thrombolysis for management of submassive pulmonary embolism. Thrombosis research 2021 ;202
Marginean, A; Haines, JF; Perez-Tamayo, RA; Bechara, C; Darki, APulmonary Embolism Complicated by Acute Limb Ischemia Managed by Surgical Pulmonary Embolectomy. Cureus 2021 ;13(4)
Blecha, M; Crisostomo, P; Bechara, CSaccular aneursym of the infrarenal aorta inducing ureteral obstruction. Journal of vascular surgery cases and innovative techniques 2020 ;7(1)
Aziz, Faisal; Bechara, Carlos F.USMLE Step 1 Scoring System Change to Pass/Fail—Implications for International Medical Graduates. JAMA surgery 2020 ;155(12)
Brailovsky, Y; Kunchakarra, S; Lakhter, V; Barnes, G; Masic, D; Mancl, E; Porcaro, K; Bechara, CF; Lopez, JJ; Simpson, K; Mathew, V; Fareed, J; Darki, APulmonary embolism response team implementation improves awareness and education among the house staff and faculty. JOURNAL OF THROMBOSIS AND THROMBOLYSIS 2020 ;49(1)
Aziz, F; Bechara, CFUSMLE Step 1 Scoring System Change to Pass/Fail-Implications for International Medical Graduates. JAMA surgery 2020 ;
Chun, TT; Judelson, DR; Rigberg, D; Lawrence, PF; Cuff, R; Shalhub, S; Wohlauer, M; Abularrage, CJ; Anastasios, P; Arya, S; Aulivola, B; Baldwin, M; Baril, D; Bechara, CF; Beckerman, WE; Behrendt, CA; Benedetto, F; Bennett, LF; Charlton-Ouw, KM; Chawla, A; Chia, MC; Cho, S; Choong, AMTL; Chou, EL; Christiana, A; Coscas, R; De Caridi, G; Ellozy, S; Etkin, Y; Faries, P; Fung, AT; Gonzalez, A; Griffin, CL; Guidry, L; Gunawansa, N; Gwertzman, G; Han, DK; Hicks, CW; Hinojosa, CA; Hsiang, Y; Ilonzo, N; Jayakumar, L; Joh, JH; Johnson, AP; Kabbani, LS; Keller, MR; Khashram, M; Koleilat, I; Krueger, B; Kumar, A; Lee, CJ; Lee, A; Levy, MM; Lewis, CT; Lind, B; Lopez-Pena, G; Mohebali, J; Molnar, RG; Morrissey, NJ; Motaganahalli, RL; Mouawad, NJ; Newton, DH; Ng, JJ; O'Banion, LA; Phair, J; Rancic, Z; Rao, A; Ray, HM; Rivera, AG; Rodriguez, L; Sales, CM; Salzman, G; Sarfati, M; Savlania, A; Schanzer, A; Sharafuddin, MJ; Sheahan, M; Siada, S; Siracuse, JJ; Smith, BK; Smith, M; Soh, I; Sorber, R; Sundaram, V; Sundick, S; Tomita, TM; Trinidad, B; Tsai, S; Vouyouka, AG; Westin, GG; Williams, MS; Wren, SM; Yang, JK; Yi, J; Zhou, W; Zia, S; Woo, KManaging Central Venous Access during a Healthcare Crisis. Journal of Vascular Surgery 2020 ;
Renz, C; Tehrani, N; Malach, L; Soult, M; Blecha, M; Bechara, CFA rare case of fibromuscular dysplasia involving multiple vascular beds. Vascular 2020 ;
Tehrani, N; Soult, M; Bechara, CFExtended use of the candy plug technique with the Cook dissection stent. Annals of Vascular Surgery 2020 ;
Eguia, E; Baker, MS; Bechara, C; Shames, M; Kuo, PCThe Impact of the Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion on Vascular Surgery. Annals of Vascular Surgery 2020 ;66
Yoon, WJ; Dresher, M; Crisostomo, PR; Halandras, PM; Bechara, CF; Aulivola, BDelineating the durability outcome differences after saphenous ablation with laser versus radiofrequency. Journal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders 2019 ;7(4)
Lim, S; Javorski, MJ; Nassoiy, SP; Park, Y; Halandras, PM; Bechara, CF; Aulivola, B; Crisostomo, PRLong-Term Hemodynamic Effects After Carotid Artery Revascularization. Vascular and endovascular surgery 2019 ;53(4)
Brailovsky, Yevgeniy; Kunchakarra, Siri; Porcaro, Kateria; Masic, Dalila; Mancl, Erin; Doukas, Demetrios; Bechara, Carlos; Lopez, John J.; Simpson, Kevin; Mathew, Verghese; Fareed, Jawed; Darki, AmirPULMONARY EMBOLISM RESPONSE TEAM IMPLEMENTATION IMPROVES AWARENESS AND EDUCATION AMONG THE HOUSE STAFF. Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) 2019 ;73(9)
Haines, Jeremiah; Darki, Amir; Bechara, Carlos; Frazier, Jason; Perez-Tamayo, R. AnthonyMANAGEMENT OF ACUTE PULMONARY EMBOLISM IN THE PRESENCE OF A PATENT FORAMEN OVALE AND SUBSEQUENT PARADOXICAL EMBOLISM. Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) 2019 ;73(9)
Porcaro, Kateria; Haines, Jeremiah; Morris, Stephen; Doukas, Demetrios; Mancl, Erin; Masic, Dalila; Oliveros, Estefania; Lakhter, Vladimir; Bechara, Carlos; Lopez, John J.; Mathew, Verghese; Fareed, Jawed; Darki, Amir; Brailovsky, YevgeniyPREDICTORS OF LOW CARDIAC INDEX IN SUBMASSIVE PULMONARY EMBOLISM. Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) 2019 ;73(9)
Porcaro, Kateria; Haines, Jeremiah; Morris, Stephen; Doukas, Demetrios; Mancl, Erin; Masic, Dalila; Oliveros, Estefania; Lakhter, Vladimir; Bechara, Carlos; Lopez, John J.; Mathew, Verghese; Brailovsky, Yevgeniy; Fareed, Jawed; Darki, AmirSUBMASSIVE PULMONARY EMBOLISM: ARE WE FALSELY REASSURED BY NORMOTENSION? Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) 2019 ;73(9)
Brailovsky, Yevgeniy; Kunchakarra, Siri; Porcaro, Katerina; Doukas, Demetrios; Stiff, Andrew; Bechara, Carlos; Lopez, John; Mathew, Verghese; Fareed, Jawed; Darki, AmirAbstract 17293: Functional Outcomes After Acute Pulmonary Embolism. Circulation 2018 ;138
Eguia, Emanuel; Cobb, Adrienne N.; Janjua, Haroon M.; Bechara, Carlos; Shames, Murray L.; Kuo, Paul C.Did the Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion Impact Vascular Admissions and Operations? Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2018 ;227
Bechara, CFCommentary: Eliminating Air From Stent-Grafts During Arch Endovascular Therapy: One Step Closer to Reducing Stroke. Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists 2018 ;26(1)
Mohamed, A; Bennett, M; Gomez, L; Massingill, E; Le, L; Peden, E; Bechara, CFLaparoscopic Peritoneal Dialysis Surgery is Safe and Effective in Patients with Prior Abdominal Surgery. Annals of Vascular Surgery 2018 ;
Lu, T; Yi, SG; Bismuth, J; Knight, RJ; Gaber, AO; Bechara, CFShort- and midterm results for internal jugular vein extension for short right renal vein kidney transplant. Clinical transplantation 2018 ;
Schwein, A; Chinnadurai, P; Behler, G; Lumsden, AB; Bismuth, J; Bechara, CFComputed tomography angiography-fluoroscopy image fusion allows visceral vessel cannulation without angiography during fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair. Journal of Vascular Surgery 2018 ;68(1)
Adam, G; Wang, K; Demaree, CJ; Jiang, JS; Cheung, M; Bechara, CF; Lin, PHA Prospective Evaluation of Duplex Ultrasound for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome in High-Performance Musicians Playing Bowed String Instruments Diagnostics (Basel, Switzerland) 2018 ;8(1)
Matos, JM; Gonzalez, L; Kfoury, E; Echeverria, A; Bechara, CF; Lin, PHOutcomes following operative management of thoracic outlet syndrome in the pediatric patients. Vascular 2018 ;26(4)
Lindsey, P; Echeverria, A; Cheung, M; Kfoury, E; Bechara, CF; Lin, PHLower Extremity Bypass Using Bovine Carotid Artery Graft (Artegraft): An Analysis of 124 Cases with Long-Term Results. World journal of surgery 2018 ;42(1)
Doheny, C; Gonzalez, L; Duchman, SM; Varon, J; Bechara, CF; Cheung, M; Lin, PHEchocardiographic assessment with right ventricular function improvement following ultrasound-accelerated catheter-directed thrombolytic therapy in submassive pulmonary embolism. Vascular 2018 ;26(3)
Lindsey, P; Echeverria, A; Poi, MJ; Matos, J; Bechara, CF; Cheung, M; Lin, PHThromboembolic Risk of Endovascular Intervention for Lower Extremity Deep Venous Thrombosis. Annals of Vascular Surgery 2018 ;49
Kaisar, J; Chen, A; Cheung, M; Kfoury, E; Bechara, CF; Lin, PHComparison of propaten heparin-bonded vascular graft with distal anastomotic patch versus autogenous saphenous vein graft in tibial artery bypass. Vascular 2018 ;26(2)
Yoon, WJ; Crisostomo, P; Halandras, P; Bechara, CF; Aulivola, BThe utility of the Agatston calcium score in predicting carotid plaque vulnerability. Annals of Vascular Surgery 2018 ;
Lim, S; Halandras, PM; Bechara, C; Aulivola, B; Crisostomo, PContemporary Management of Acute Mesenteric Ischemia in the Endovascular Era. Vascular and endovascular surgery 2018 ;
Zubair, MM; Chinnadurai, P; Loh, FE; Loh, TM; Lumsden, AB; Bechara, CFA novel technique combining laparoscopic and endovascular approaches using image fusion guidance for anterior embolization of type II endoleak. Journal of vascular surgery cases and innovative techniques 2017 ;3(1)
Tal, L; Bechara, CF; Michael, MA case of gross hematuria with flank pain in a 16-year-old boy: Answers. Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany) 2017 ;32(8)
Tal, L; Bechara, CF; Michael, MA case of gross hematuria with flank pain in a 16-year-old boy: Questions. Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany) 2017 ;32(8)
Darouiche, RO; Green, DM; Harrington, MA; Ehni, BL; Kougias, P; Bechara, CF; O'Connor, DPAssociation of Airborne Microorganisms in the Operating Room With Implant Infections: A Randomized Controlled Trial. INFECTION CONTROL AND HOSPITAL EPIDEMIOLOGY 2017 ;38(1)
Kfoury, E; Demaree, CJ; Poi, MJ; Matos, JM; Bechara, CF; Lin, PHLong-term outcomes of staged basilic vein transposition for hemodialysis access in children. The journal of vascular access 2017 ;18(5)
Schwein, A; Chinnadurai, P; Shah, DJ; Lumsden, AB; Bechara, CF; Bismuth, JFeasibility of three-dimensional magnetic resonance angiography-fluoroscopy image fusion technique in guiding complex endovascular aortic procedures in patients with renal insufficiency. Journal of Vascular Surgery 2017 ;65(5)
Pan, A; Poi, MJ; Matos, J; Jiang, JS; Kfoury, E; Echeverria, A; Bechara, CF; Lin, PHLong-Term Outcomes of Single-Port Laparoscopic Placement of Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter. Vascular and endovascular surgery 2016 ;50(5)
Lin, PH; Matos, JM; Chen, A; Kim, W; Poi, MJ; Jiang, JS; Bechara, CFTreatment Outcomes and Lessons Learned From Transilluminated Powered Phlebectomy for Varicose Veins in 1034 Patients. Vascular and endovascular surgery 2016 ;50(4)
Itoga, NK; Woo, K; Bismuth, J; Bechara, CF; Grenon, M; Mitchell, E; Zhou, WA Rising Generation of Diversity in the Vascular Surgery Workforce. Annals of Vascular Surgery 2015 ;29(7)
Barshes, NR; Kougias, P; Ozaki, CK; Pisimisis, G; Bechara, CF; Henson, HK; Belkin, MCost-effectiveness of revascularization for limb preservation in patients with marginal functional status. Annals of Vascular Surgery 2014 ;28(1)
Barshes, NR; Bechara, CF; Pisimisis, G; Kougias, PPreliminary experiences with early primary closure of foot wounds after lower extremity revascularization. Annals of Vascular Surgery 2014 ;28(1)
Bechara, CF; Barshes, NR; Pisimisis, G; Bates, JT; Lin, PH; Kougias, PShort- and midterm results of iliac artery stenting for flush occlusion with the assistance of an occlusive contralateral iliac artery balloon. Annals of Vascular Surgery 2014 ;28(1)
Matos, JM; Barshes, NR; Mccoy, S; Pisimisis, G; Felkai, D; Kougias, P; Lin, PH; Bechara, CFValidating common carotid stenosis by duplex ultrasound with carotid angiogram or computed tomography scan. Journal of Vascular Surgery 2014 ;59(2)
Barshes, NR; Rodriguez-Barradas, MC; Bechara, CF; Pisimisis, G; Young, EJ; Kougias, PMicrobial isolates and their antimicrobial susceptibilities in inframalleolar foot infections. Surgical Infections 2014 ;15(5)
Pisimisis, GT; Kougias, P; Barshes, NR; Bechara, CFSurgeon-modified fenestrated endograft to treat ruptured juxtarenal aneurysm. JAMA surgery 2014 ;149(5)
Nguyen, NT; Barshes, NR; Bechara, CF; Pisimisis, GTNatural history of an intra-aortic permanent inferior vena cava filter. Journal of Vascular Surgery 2014 ;60(3)
Barshes, NR; Gold, B; Garcia, A; Bechara, CF; Pisimisis, G; Kougias, PMinor amputation and palliative wound care as a strategy to avoid major amputation in patients with foot infections and severe peripheral arterial disease. The international journal of lower extremity wounds 2014 ;13(3)
Kougias, P; Sharath, S; Barshes, NR; Lowery, B; Garcia, A; Pak, T; Bechara, CF; Pisimisis, GImpact of cumulative intravascular contrast exposure on renal function in patients with occlusive and aneurysmal vascular disease. Journal of Vascular Surgery 2014 ;59(6)
Omer, S; Kar, B; Cornwell, LD; Blaustein, A; Levine, GN; Ali, N; Jneid, H; Paniagua, D; Atluri, PV; Bechara, CF; Kougias, P; Ruma, M; Preventza, O; Bozkurt, B; Carabello, BA; Bakaeen, FGEarly experience of a transcatheter aortic valve program at a Veterans Affairs facility. JAMA surgery 2013 ;148(12)
Brailovsky, Y; Lakhter, V; Weinberg, I; Porcaro, K; Haines, J; Morris, S; Masic, D; Mancl, E; Bashir, R; Alkhouli, M; Rosenfield, K; Mathew, V; Lopez, J; Bechara, CF; Joyce, C; Fareed, J; Darki, ARight Ventricular Outflow Doppler Predicts Low Cardiac Index in Intermediate Risk Pulmonary Embolism. Clinical and applied thrombosis/hemostasis : official journal of the International Academy of Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis ;25