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Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
The Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy is dedicated to optimizing the vascular health of our patients.
Our team of nationally and internationally recognized leaders in vascular surgery and minimally invasive endovascular therapy, and allied health professionals, provide comprehensive state of the art diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for the entire spectrum of circulatory disorders, including aortic and peripheral arterial aneurysms; cerebrovascular disease and stroke prevention; arterial occlusive disease ranging from leg pain with walking to critical limb-threatening arterial insufficiency, and aggressive wound care; vein disorders including varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency, and thrombophlebitis; and thoracic outlet syndrome. Each year we see thousand of patients with circulatory conditions ranging from the very common to the extremely uncommon and esoteric. Our commitment is to precisely diagnose the patient’s problem, and to provide the most effective therapy specifically tailored for that individual’s needs.
Consistent with the more than 100 year tradition of Johns Hopkins Medicine, the staff of the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy collaborates with our colleagues in cardiology, internal medicine, neurology, interventional radiology, and podiatry in order to offer each patient a multidisciplinary, yet individualized, diagnostic assessment and therapeutic plan. Our unique philosophy is that only when a patient is evaluated by a health care team that can provide medical, conventional open surgical and minimally invasive endovascular therapy will that patient be guaranteed of receiving the most appropriate remedy for his or her problem. The patient is our focus.
Our nationally accredited Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory provides state of the art, rapid, noninvasive assessment of the entire spectrum of circulatory disorders using the very latest sophisticated technologies in the outpatient setting.
Aortic aneurysms represent a major killer in our society. The Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy is an integral part of the Broccoli Aortic Center and is recognized as a center of excellence for the treatment of aortic aneurysms, including abdominal, thoracic, and complex thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms and aortic dissections; and also peripheral and visceral artery aneurysms. In addition to performing conventional open surgical aneurysm repair, we offer the latest minimally invasive endovascular stent graft treatments for aortic aneurysmal disease.
Stroke affects more than 700,000 individuals in this country annually, and is our third leading cause of death and a cause of enormous permanent morbidity. Cerebrovascular disease and stroke prevention has been a major focus of our Division for many years. Our surgeons have been recognized nationally for outstanding results in the performance of carotid endarterectomy upon the very elderly, those at the greatest risk of stroke, and other high risk patient groups. In addition to being one of the leading centers in the country in the performance of carotid endarterectomy, we also offer the newest minimally invasive carotid stent procedure for the treatment of carotid artery disease.
Amputation of a limb is one of the most devastating complications of arterial disease. Our vascular surgeons have had a longstanding interest in the management of arterial insufficiency of the limbs, and proven expertise in limb salvage reconstructive techniques, including angioplasty and stent placement, the use of thrombolytic clot-busting drugs, and complex bypass operations to the small vessels in the leg and foot using optical magnification techniques when necessary to achieve limb salvage in many patients whom others have considered to have hopeless conditions.
Venous disease, including varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency, afflict millions of individuals in this country. The Division of Vascular Surgery provides comprehensive assessment of the causes of these problems, and we offer the newest minimally invasive methods of treating these conditions.
Consistent with the scholarly tradition of Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy is dedicated to advancing knowledge and continually improving treatment options and patient outcomes. Our vascular surgeons and endovascular specialists, who are recognized leaders in the field, participate in many clinical trials of the newest technologies for treating circulatory disease. This provides access for our patients to the most innovative and effective therapies not available in most other centers in the country.
Outpatient consultations may be arranged by calling the office of the Director of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy:
Emergency patient transfers or telephone consultations are available 24/7 by calling:
Several CME educational conferences within the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascualr Therapy are held yearly, and we welcome attendance by interested physicians and allied health professionals. A conference schedule is available through the office of the Director of the Division of Vascular Surgery.