Vascular Surgery


RWJ Hamilton's vascular surgeons evaluate and treat patients with conditions affecting the arteries and veins throughout the body, with the exception of the heart and brain. Our vascular surgeons are trained to operate on arteries and veins of the chest, abdomen, neck and extremities.

Vascular surgeons use minimally-invasive endovascular surgical techniques that do not require extensive incisions or bypass replacement of blood vessels. A stent (tube with mesh walls) can be threaded through a small incision into an artery to help maintain a regular channel for blood flow.

Patients may be scheduled for surgery, or need it more urgently if discovered during a diagnostic procedure like an arteriogram or ultrasound. Our vascular surgeons work closely with radiologists to provide rapid care for the patient as needed; both services are always available to provide prompt diagnosis and treatment.

What does it mean to be board certified?
It means your physician is dedicated to providing exceptional patient care through a rigorous, voluntary commitment to lifelong learning through board certification by the American Board of Surgery. In addition to completing education, residency and state licensure, your surgeon is committed to continuing education to stay current with the latest advances in medical science and technology.

Conditions We Treat:

  • Blockages caused by arteriosclerosis (hardening and loss of elasticity of medium or large arteries)
  • Aneurysms (weakening of the wall) of major arteries

  • Traumatic injuries to blood vessels

  • Vein varicosities

Commonly Performed Procedures

  • Repair abdominal aortic aneurysm

  • Peripheral vascular angioplasty

  • Endovascular stent placement

  • Leg revascularization and limb salvage

    • Femoral popliteal bypass graft

    • Femoral tibial bypass graft

    • Femoral femoral bypass graft

    • Axillo femoral bypass graft

  • Thrombectomy/embolectomy

  • Aorta bifemoral bypass graft

  • Placement vena cava filter

  • Insertion peritoneal dialysis catheter

  • Creation arterial venous fistula (for hemodialysis)

  • Insertion vascular access catheter

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