Vascular & Endovascular Care

We provide the highest quality clinical care for patients dealing with vascular disease. Our interdisciplinary team excels in designing innovative solutions to challenging vascular problems, whether it's medical or surgical management, aneurysms, or aortic dissections.

Vascular and Endovascular Care
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: 650-725-5227 Getting Here
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300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: 650-725-5227 Getting Here

Our Doctors

Care and Treatment of Vascular Diseases

Surgical Procedures

It began over a decade ago with our development of the stent graft, a revolutionary treatment for aortic aneurysms, which are the 13th leading cause of death worldwide. Since that time, Stanford's division of vascular surgery has helped lead the transition from big, open procedures to minimally invasive, endovascular approaches that are safer for patients.

Treatment for aneurysms used to keep patients in the hospital for a week or more. Full recovery could take as much as three to six months. With stent grafts, patients can leave the hospital in a day or two and expect full recovery within a month - and sometimes as little as a week.

In fact, stent grafts have become the standard procedure for treating aneurysms, having helped speed patient recovery and reduce the risks from aneurysms for over 50,000 patients around the world.

Our surgical treatments include:

  • Surgery of the abdominal and thoracic aorta
  • Surgery for occlusive disease, including lower-extremity revascularization for claudication and limb salvage, as well as minimally invasive techniques, reversed an in situ bypass, pedal bypass, cryopreserved vein bypass, thrombolysis and transcatheter techniques, and redo and end-stage limb salvage procedures
  • Thoracic outlet surgery
  • Mesenteric revascularization (acute and chronic)
  • Creation of dialysis access shunts
  • Placement of dialysis lines
  • Extra-anatomic bypass
  • Operative angioplasty and atherectomy

At Stanford we achieve non-invasive diagnosis via color duplex imaging of the carotid, aorta, visceral, and femoral arterial systems, as well as non-invasive physiologic testing.

For advanced diagnostic imaging we use high-speed spiral CT as well as MRI angiography, which allows quantitative flow measurements.

Focused digital angiography permits interventional radiologists to treat specific lesions using angioplasty, atherectomy, and intravascular stents.

Vascular surgeons provide surgical and transcatheter therapies for a variety of vascular problems, including:

  • Vertebrobasilar insufficiency
  • Acute and chronic aortic dissections
  • Thoracoabdominal aneurysms
  • Renovascular hypertension
  • Thrombotic and vasospastic disorders
  • Dialysis access
  • Thoracic outlet compression


Abdominal aortic aneurysm open repair

A surgical procedure involving an incision in the abdomen to repair an aneurysm using graft material.


A minimally-invasive non-surgical procedure used to treat many types of conditions.


A minimally invasive surgical method of "shaving" plaque from an artery by a tiny device on the end of a catheter.

Balloon angioplasty

A procedure in which a small balloon is inflated inside a blocked artery to open the blocked area.

Carotid artery angioplasty with stenting (CAS)

A procedure in which a temporary balloon is inserted and inflated in the carotid artery to open clogged arteries; the procedure is often combined with placement of a small metal stent in the artery.

Carotid endarterectomy (CEA)

A type of surgery that is used to prevent strokes in people who have carotid artery disease.

Coronary artery stent

A procedure in which a tiny coil is expanded inside a blocked artery to open a blocked area and left in place to keep the artery open.

Endovascular stent graft

A stent graft placed within a damaged aorta without the use of open surgical repair.

Femoral popliteal bypass surgery

A surgical procedure used to treat femoral artery disease.

Laser angioplasty

A procedure in which a laser is used to "vaporize" a blockage in an artery.

Percutaneous thrombectomy

A surgical procedure in which clotted blood is removed from the pulmonary arteries.


A minimally-invasive procedure used to eliminate varicose and spider veins by means of an injection directly into the vein.

Subfascial endoscopic perforator surgery

A minimally invasive surgical technique to treat chronic venous ulcers caused by perforating veins that may have been damaged due to deep vein thrombosis or chronic venous insufficiency.

Thoracic aortic aneurysm repair

Surgical repair to treat an aneurysm (abnormal enlargement) of the abdominal aorta.

Transilluminated powered phlebectomy

A vein removal procedure in which a bright light is used to illuminate the vein and a device is then passed through a tiny incision to remove the vein with suction.

Vein stripping

A surgical procedure to remove varicose veins.

Vena cava filter

A type of vascular filter implanted into the inferior vena cava (the large vein carrying blood from the lower body) to prevent pulmonary embolisms.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

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