Vascular Surgery

Vascular Surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on diseases of the vascular system, arteries, veins, and lymphatic circulation. These highly trained Vascular Surgeons are skilled in the treatment of diseases of the vascular system by providing medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures, and surgical reconstruction.



Without Smoothly Flowing Blood, Your Body Cannot Function


The St. John's Riverside Hospital Vascular Surgeons diagnose patients with state-of-the-art diagnostic services that include the latest in CT SCANS, MRI, and Ultrasound. Angiogram procedures are the most common procedure Vascular Surgeons perform. These minimally invasive endovascular procedures enable the surgeon to evaluate blockages in your arterial system and also provide information to determine your best treatment option.


Endovascular Procedures are the surgeon's primary technique for vascular treatments, which may include stents or plaque shaving efforts. These methods are the preferred treatment for many conditions before considering open bypass surgeries. These procedures have a very high success rate when combined with a healthy lifestyle and diet plan.


Varicose Vein Treatments help ease symptoms such as pain, swelling, and irritation. Ablation is a form of treatment that uses energy (heat) to cauterize and close varicose veins. The treatment is safe, less invasive than surgery, and leaves virtually no scars.


Sclerotherapy is a cosmetic therapy for spider veins. In this procedure, your doctor injects small and medium sized varicose veins with a solution that closes those veins. In a few weeks, treated varicose veins should fade.


Both of these varicose vein treatments are very effective and do not require anesthesia. They can be done in a few hours.


In addition, vascular surgeons are also available as part of the following Wound Healing services:



The Vascular & Wound Healing Center are consists of a multidisciplinary team of health professionals who work collaboratively to ensure that patients receive the most comprehensive evaluation and treatment.


Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is another treatment modality for Vascular Surgeons. HBOT supplies the oxygen the body needs to stimulate and support healing. This new form of treatment has proven to help promote wound healing and restore the body’s own ability to repair itself.



Patients that typically are considered high risk for vascular disease: are a smoker, diabetic, or have high blood pressure. If you are in one or more of these categories, you may be a candidate for starting a relationship with a vascular surgeon.


Commonly performed Vascular Surgery procedures include:


Carotid Endarterectomy
Catheter-Directed Thrombolytic Therapy
Diabetic Foot Care
Dialysis Access
Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Endovascular Treatment of an Aortic Dissection
Open Surgery Treatment of an Aortic Dissection
Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Line
Repair of a Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
Surgical Bypass
Surgical Bypass for Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease
Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair
Thrombolytic Therapy
Transcarotid Artery Revascularization

The vascular surgeon usually treats you on an ongoing basis for decades. The vascular surgeon very often has long-term relationships with patients because the vascular disease can be a long-term condition. You can trust a vascular surgeon to care about your long term health.


By combining the latest technology with traditional techniques, we give our patients at St. John's Riverside Hospital, the best care in the New York metropolitan region.


Call our Physician Referral Service at (914) 964-4DOC (4362) or findadoc@riversidehealth.org for a recommended doctor.


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