The Division of Vascular Surgery at Loma Linda University International Heart Institute performs a wide range of complex and open endovascular procedures to treat all types of vascular diseases using state-of-the-art technologies. From varicose veins to aortic aneurysms, our vascular surgeons have extensive experience and surgical expertise which translates into exceptional patient care and outcomes. Regardless of the complexity of the vascular disease, our multidisciplinary surgical team provides world-class, compassionate care to patients through diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

Our Approach

Our vascular surgeons draw on the expertise and assistance of many other specialists to create comprehensive, individualized treatment plans. They provide the highest level of surgical care for patients with conditions affecting the entire peripheral vascular system. As an alternative to open surgery, our vascular surgeons offer a broad variety of endovascular surgical alternatives in addition to the traditional vascular surgeries. These safe and effective surgical treatments result in less pain and trauma, lower risk of infection and faster recovery times.

Vascular Services and Procedures

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Surgery

  • Open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
  • Endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Open thoracic aortic aneurysm repair
  • Endovascular repair of thoracic aortic aneurysm

Carotid Artery Surgery

  • Carotid endarterectomy (CEA)
  • Carotid stenting (CAS

Varicose Vein Treatments

  • Perforator vein ablation
  • Minimally invasive saphenous vein ablation
  • Varicose vein excision
  • Sclerotherapy

Peripheral Artery Surgery

  • Open lower extremity revascularization
  • Endovascular treatment utilizing stents

Dialysis Access

  • Arteriovenous fistula
  • Arteriovenous graft
  • Central catheter placement