Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
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The Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery provides state-of-the-art surgical services and medical care for patients with vascular disease. Our vascular surgeons deliver high-quality care with a combination of medical therapies, cutting edge minimally-invasive techniques and complex open surgery.
The Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery is part of the Vascular Center, a multi-disciplinary group of vascular care providers who are experts in their fields. As a result of this collaboration, patients undergoing treatment for vascular disease benefit from individualized care, focusing on preoperative assessment, advanced procedures and successful recovery. The team will work with patients to ensure the best possible outcomes.
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Conditions We Treat
An abdominal aortic aneurysm, also known as AAA, occurs when a weakened area in the wall of the abdominal aorta bulges or expands. The aorta is the major blood vessel that supplies blood to the body. The most common location of an abdominal aortic aneurysm is located below the kidney arteries, called an intrarenal AAA. A ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm can cause life-threatening bleeding. An aneurysm can be characterized by its location, shape, and cause.
An aortic dissection is a serious condition in which the inner layer of the aorta tears. When blood goes through the tear, it causes the inner and middle layer of the aorta to separate. When this happens, an aortic rupture or decreased blood flow may occur, which can be fatal. Aortic dissections are divided into two groups, type A and type B, depending on what part of the aorta is affected.
The Neurosurgery Department at Boston Medical Center has extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of a broad range of cerebrovascular disorders.
A diabetic foot ulcer is an open sore or wound that can occur in patients with diabetes and is commonly located on the bottom of the foot. Ulcers that become infected, result in most patients having to be hospitalized, increase the risk of potential lower extremity amputation and in extreme cases, may cause death. More than 25 million people in the United States are estimated to have diabetes mellitus (DM). Of those 25 million, 15–25% will develop a diabetic foot ulcer during their lifetime.
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a condition in which narrowing of the peripheral arteries can cause limited blood flow to the legs. The most common cause of PADis a plaque or fatty deposit build up in the arteries, also known as atherosclerosis. An estimated 8-12 million people in the United States are at risk for Peripheral Arterial Disease.
- Venous Diseases
- Conditions We Treat
Peripheral Arterial Disease (claudication, critical ischemia), Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms, Carotid Stenosis, Dialysis Access, Diabetic foot
Associate Professor of Surgery and Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Endovascular and open vascular surgery, Complex amputation and limb salvage surgery, Totally percutaneous endovascular aortic aneurysm stent grafting, Diabetic foot management and lower extremity revascularization, Carotid artery disease
Vascular surgery, Aortic aneurysms, Critical limb ischemia, Cerebrovascular disease, Venous disease
- Connor (John) Westfall, PA-C
- Athena Drosos, PA-C
- Jennifer Gonzalez, PA-C
- Colin Flynn, PA-C
- Jessica Fernandes, PA-C
The Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery is affiliated with Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). Faculty researchers participate in multiple randomized clinical trials. Clinical research is a high priority for the division, with multiple concurrent clinical research projects being undertaken at any time.
Residency and Fellowship Information
The Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery is affiliated with Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). For information on Advanced Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Fellowship training, please visit the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery section of the BUSM website.