Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Your vascular system, also called the circulatory system, carries blood throughout your body. With every beat, your heart pumps blood through a complex network of blood vessels to supply your body with oxygen and nutrients, the vital ingredients your body needs to make energy. Your arteries transport blood to the other parts of your body. Once your body extracts the oxygen and nutrients, your veins bring the deoxygenated blood back to your heart so that your heart and lungs can remove the carbon dioxide that is made when your body uses oxygen, and re-oxygenate the blood so it can go back out to the body through the arteries.
When any part of the vascular system is endangered, you can experience a host of problems. Blood vessels can bulge, forming an aneurysm, or can compress, making it difficult for blood to flow. Your arteries and veins can also become partially or totally blocked. These conditions are called vascular disease.
Why Mount Sinai
At Mount Sinai, our interdisciplinary team of specialists is well-trained and skilled in the very latest approaches to diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease. You are at the center of all we do. You receive the utmost respect as well as consistent communication through every phase of diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care.
In addition, our ongoing research projects allow us to offer the most advanced techniques to treat vascular conditions. We integrate innovative therapeutic options into our daily medical practice. In addition, we maintain the highest levels of patient safety and consistently rank among the best in the nation for high quality care and patient satisfaction. Every day, we strive to ensure you have an excellent experience while in our care.
At Mount Sinai, we have a long-standing and distinguished history in treatment of aneurysms and endovascular repair. Michael L. Marin, MD, Chairman of the Department of Surgery, and Surgeon-In-Chief of the Mount Sinai Health System, was the first in the United States to perform a minimally invasive endovascular aortic aneurysm repair using an endovascular stent graft device. Since then, Dr. Marin has patented more than a dozen endovascular stent-graft devices, which have been used globally for more than 20 years. We continue to conduct advanced research and move our findings quickly from the lab to the exam room.