The highly skilled surgeons and team within the Section of Vascular and Endovascular
Surgery direct both the medical and surgical care of patients with diseases of the
arteries and veins.
Tremendous advances in the last decade have resulted in several new techniques to
treat vascular disease, which is a common cause of death and disability. Our team
is at the forefront of innovations that include minimally invasive options for limb
salvage, prevention of stroke and the repair of aortic aneurysms.
Our vascular surgeons are experts at determining and providing the best treatment
options available, including endovascular therapy and traditional operative procedures.
We offer the entire spectrum of therapeutic options while providing personal involvement
in all aspects of patient care, from diagnosis to treatment. A comprehensive array
of patient services enables us to successfully manage nearly every patient condition.
Our surgeons play an integral role in the outpatient dedicated Vascular Lab at the
Augusta University Cardiovascular Center, a state-of-the-art facility offering experienced
The Vascular surgery team is also actively engaged in research in order to further
understand these disorders and improve patient care. Research interests include developing
new modalities for treatment of complex aneurysms and diabetic limb salvage. Additionally,
we are involved in promoting quality care through our participation in the Vascular
Quality Improvement database. Other areas include the treatment of blood clots and
arteriosclerosis through medical therapy, minimally invasive endovascular techniques,
and surgical reconstruction
The section also serves our veterans at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical center in the
treatment of complex vascular conditions, education, and research.
Over a lifetime, the extra fats and cholesterol we eat in our diet builds up in our
For some of us, there’s so much plaque in the main vessels that lead to our heart
that we have a heart attack.
But many more of us are living with peripheral artery disease—a buildup of plaque
in other blood vessels such as in the legs—and we don’t even know it....
Most people may not ask themselves this question, but maybe they should.
Smoking, little to no exercise, and uncontrolled diabetes or blood pressure make our
blood vessels work harder. A diet focused mainly on fat and cholesterol-heavy foods
fills vessels with sticky plaque.
People potentially at risk for stroke are being recruited for a national study to
determine whether intense medical management or interventions like surgery or stenting
are best at reducing their risk.