From the Director of Vascular Surgery Section,
Jason R. Delatore, MD
The vascular surgeons evaluate, diagnose, consult, and provide surgical care to correct or treat various conditions, illnesses, and injuries of the body's network of blood vessels, including arteries, veins and capillaries that carry blood to and from the heart. Some conditions that affect the circulatory system are: arteriosclerosis, which is a thickening and stiffness of the artery that can result in blockage; ischemia, which occurs when the flow of blood is slowed or stopped; blood clots, which can obstruct the blood flow to the heart or brain; aneurysm, which is an abnormal widening or ballooning of a weakened arterial wall. Venous disease includes deep vein thrombosis, thrombophlebitis, and varicose veins. Minimally invasive procedures are now available to treat these conditions, most recently endovascular surgery, which allows the surgeon to operate via an introducer sheath that provides access from skin to the vascular area. Minimally invasive surgery provides a shorter postoperative recovery, fewer complications, and a faster return to daily activities.
Jason Delatore, MD, Director
Tahir Firdaus, MD
Venkata Kollipara, MD
Matthew Langenberg, MD
Felix Pesa, MD, Director, Wound Care Center
Lawrence Schmetterer, MD
All surgeons may admit, evaluate, diagnose, consult, and provide preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative surgical care and correct or treat various condition, illnesses, and injuries of the surgical anatomy. The minimum number of procedures must be performed in a 2-year period to comply with appointment and reappointment criteria.