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People with conditions of the blood vessels can receive world-class care from vascular surgeons at the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute.

Our Division of Vascular Surgery offers complete arterial, endovascular, and venous care for the full range of vascular-related problems at one of America’s best hospitals, ranked by U.S. News & World Report​.​

Why Choose the UPMC Division of Vascular Surgery for Care?

Expert care for a full range of vascular conditions

The vascular medicine experts in the UPMC Division of Vascular Surgery provide specialized care for diseases and conditions of the blood vessels.

Some of the vascular health problems we treat include:

View our full list of vascular conditions, treatments, and services.

Specialized vein and vascular treatment centers

  • Our Vein Center offers minimally invasive treatments and specialized for venous disease, varicose veins, and spider veins.
  • Our Limb Preservation Center provides complete care for nonhealing wounds caused by arterial insufficiency or venous hypertension.

Vascular screenings and testing

We offer vascular screenings and risk factor assessments to help you:

  • Understand your risk of vascular disease.
  • Prevent future vascular health problems.
  • Manage and treat your existing vascular disease.

Learn more about noninvasive vascular testing.

Premier vascular services, treatments, and research

  • In recent years, our division’s clinical services have shown a large increase in activity, volume, and complexity.
  • Our facilities have become premier centers for treatment and research in the vascular field.
  • We were the first vascular surgical group in the Pittsburgh area to offer minimally invasive thoracic aneurysm repair.
  • We study, develop, and employ new methods and devices to deliver the most advanced care for vascular disease.
  • Many of our experts helped pioneer the minimally invasive techniques we use today. In fact, four of our team members have received the prestigious Wylie Scholar Award, which honors outstanding young vascular surgeon-scientists.

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Vascular Conditions, Treatments, and Diagnostic Services

Vascular conditions we diagnose and treat

The vascular medicine experts in the UPMC Division of Vascular Surgery treat a range of conditions, including:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Adventitial cystic disease
  • Aortic dissection
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Buerger’s disease
  • Carotid artery stenosis
  • Chronic mesenteric ischemia
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Diabetic arterial disease
  • Fibromuscular dysplasia
  • Lymphedema
  • May-Thurner syndrome
  • Nutcracker syndrome
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Pelvic congestion
  • Popliteal artery entrapment syndrome (PAES)
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Spider veins
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Varicose veins
  • Vasospastic disorders
  • Vasculitis
  • Vascular malformations
  • Venous malformations
  • Venous thromboembolism
  • Venous thrombosis
  • Venous ulcers
  • Vascular disease treatments

    We use the latest vascular treatments to provide you with total, patient-centered care.

    Treatments we offer include:

    Screenings and diagnostic services

    We offer advanced screenings and testing to assess your risk of vascular health problems and diagnose blood vessel conditions.

    For Physicians

    Refer a patient or contact us

    • To refer a patient to the UPMC Division of Vascular Surgery, call 412-802-3333.
    • If you have an urgent case or need to speak with one of our vascular surgeons directly, call our 24-hour referral line at 1-888-UPMC-VAS (876-2827).
    • For patient transfers, call 1-800-544-2500 or 412-647-7000.

    Training

    The UPMC Division of Vascular Surgery offers hands-on vascular surgery residency and fellowship programs.

    For academic questions, email Mark Byrne.

    Catch up on fellowship news in Vascular Pathways

    CME

    UPMC Physician Resources brings world-class physicians and free online CME to your computer. Each course gives you the chance to get instant CME credit, easily.

    Vascular Rounds

    The UPMC Division of Vascular Surgery publishes Vascular Rounds for heart and vascular professionals. Each issue explores challenging cases and novel therapies for treating vascular disease.

    View our latest publications below:

    Pittsburgh Vascular Symposium

    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences and the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute present the Pittsburgh Vascular Symposium.

    The yearly event explores current and future standards of care in the treatment of vascular disease.

    Learn about the 14th Annual Pittsburgh Vascular Symposium.

    Contact the UPMC Division of Vascular Surgery

    Patients

    To schedule a vascular screening and see how we can help you:

    Doctors

    To refer a patient to the vascular surgery division, call UPMC’s 24-hour physician referral service at 1-866-844-8579.

    Vascular program locations