VASCULAR SURGERY DIVISION
The Vascular Surgery Division, under the direction of John J. Ricotta, MD,
is 1 of 10 clinical divisions of the Department
of Surgery. It is responsible for the treatment of patients with a wide
variety of vascular disorders, at both Stony Brook University Hospital (see Vascular Center) and the
Northport VA Medical Center. Between the two institutions more than
400 major reconstructive procedures are performed each year, including
aortic, renal mesenteric, extracranial cerebral vascular, and peripheral
arterial reconstruction. The Vascular Surgery Division is also
responsible for the care of patients with portal hypertension as well as
the maintenance of angio access for two large dialysis centers. Numerous
other procedures such as amputation, muscle flaps, venous reconstruction,
and skin grafting procedures necessary for the total care and
rehabilitation of patients suffering from vascular-related diseases
are also performed by the Vascular Surgery Division,
which continues to grow and expand its
scope of diagnosis and treatment of circulatory disorders.
University Hospital's Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory houses a wide variety of up-to-date equipment, including Duplex scanners and transcranial Doppler units, used not only as aids in the diagnosis of circulatory disorders, but also in the follow-up of a large number of outpatients. The Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory is complemented by an excellent special procedures division of the Department of Radiology, which likewise has the latest in angiography equipment and CT scanners, at both University Hospital and the Northport VA Medical Center. The special procedures division provides service in all the techniques of interventional radiology, including balloon dilatation, invasive pressure monitoring and therapeutic embolization.
Click here to see selected publications by the vascular surgery faculty.
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