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University of Miami Hospital

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Vascular-related diseases may be less well known than those of the heart, brain or eyes, but proper function of the spindly, blood-carrying tubes is just as essential. In fact, vascular disease, often a “silent killer,” is quite common, affecting millions of people annually.

The vascular surgical team at University of Miami Hospital is trained in the latest minimally invasive technologies and leading-edge vascular treatments.

With surgical capabilities complemented by state-of-the-art imaging within University of Miami Hospital’s dedicated, minimally invasive vascular lab, the vascular and endovascular team addresses complex cases such as thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms, aortic dissections, peripheral and visceral artery aneurysms, and carotid disease.

Combating stroke and cerebrovascular disease, our vascular surgeons use the newest minimally invasive carotid stem procedures for the treatment of carotid artery disease, which can lead to stroke and cerebrovascular disease.

If diagnostic angiography is necessary, we are able to offer it at the same time as intervention, in most cases. This avoids delays and repeat visits to the hospital. A large skilled intensive care unit team and a talented anesthesia team support the division. After surgery, all rehabilitation options are available on site.

Vascular surgeons also provide assessment and treatment for venous disease, which is quite common, including varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency. Deep venous thrombosis (DVT), afflict millions of people annually, resulting in deaths from pulmonary embolism (blood clot that travels to the lung). Deep venous thrombosis also leads to incompetent valves, resulting in crippling chronic venous insufficiency.

To encourage efficiency, and the concept of “one stop” healthcare delivery, patients are asked to bring all appropriate studies and data with them on their first visit so that a decision can be reached immediately and a plan developed.

Jose I. Almeida

Jose I. Almeida, M.D.

Specialty:

Appointments: 305-243-4000

Arash  Bornak

Arash Bornak, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Specialty: Surgery

Appointments: 305-243-0783

Abilio  Coello

Abilio Coello, M.D.

Voluntary Faculty (Surgery)

Specialty: Surgery

Appointments: 305-324-4840

Juan C. Fleites-Vazquez

Juan C. Fleites-Vazquez, M.D.

Private Practice Physician

Specialty: Surgery

Appointments: 305-243-4000

Dagoberto J. Garces

Dagoberto J. Garces, M.D.

Private Practice Physician

Specialty: Surgery

Appointments: 305-324-8058

Howard E. Katzman

Howard E. Katzman, M.D.

Voluntary Assistant Professor (Surgery)

Specialty: Surgery

Appointments: 305-324-4840

Stefan C. Kenel-Pierre

Stefan C. Kenel-Pierre, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Specialty: Surgery

Appointments: 305-243-0783

Alberto J. Lopez

Alberto J. Lopez, M.D., FACS, RPVI, CWSP
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Specialty: Surgery

Appointments: 305-243-0783

Jorge  Rey

Jorge Rey, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Associate Professor of Surgery

Specialty:

Appointments: 305-243-0783

Ignacio  Rua

Ignacio Rua, M.D.

Private Practice Physician

Specialty: Surgery

Appointments: 305-324-4840

Marwan R. Tabbara

Marwan R. Tabbara, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Associate Professor of Surgery

Specialty: Surgery

Appointments: 305-243-0783

Athanassios I. Tsoukas

Athanassios I. Tsoukas, M.D.

Voluntary Assistant Professor (Surgery)

Specialty: Surgery

Appointments: 305-324-4840

Omaida C. Velazquez

Omaida C. Velazquez, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Chair and Professor of the Department of Surgery

Specialty: Surgery

Appointments: 305-243-0783

Libby  Watch

Libby Watch, M.D.

Private Practice Physician

Specialty: Surgery

Appointments: 305-243-4000