Vascular News

Sheila Klein went from not being able to walk to pain-free movement. She shares her long journey to diagnosis of Peripheral Arterial Disease and how surgical treatment saved her life.
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We sat down with co-directors of the Aortic Center, Virendra Patel, MD, and Hiroo Takayama, MD, to discuss the exciting new clinical trial for endovascular total aortic arch replacement—a device called the RelayBranch System.
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On the morning of a complex aneurysm operation, Virendra Patel, MD, comes in early, blocks off alone time, and sketches.
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Nicholas Morrissey, MD
It was 8 am on a Thursday, and Nicholas Morrissey, MD, had already completed a proper morning. He taught residents from 6:15-7, attended a conference from 7-7:30, then met with his first patient in pre-op.
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Tips for Better Vein Health While Flying
Are you at risk for developing deep vein thrombosis on your next flight? Columbia Vascular surgeon Dr. Danielle Bajakian breaks down the myths and facts surrounding vein health and flying.
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Dr. Takayama and Dr. Patel perform an aortic surgery
Aortic surgery experts at Columbia explain how aortic surgery patients benefit from a multidisciplinary approach between cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons.
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More than half of American adults have raised, discolored veins that produce swelling in the ankle, along with sore, achy legs. These are called varicose veins, and left untreated, they can lead to more serious health problems.
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

NYP/Columbia Welcomes New Faculty

In 2018, we welcomed several internationally renowned physicians to the Department of Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. These men and women are leaders in their respective fields. They have a track record of innovation and their collaborative multidisciplinary team approach allows them to provide the very highest level of patient care. While these surgeons spearhead the newest treatments and techniques, they are also very compassionate communicators.
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

Expanding Our Expertise in Vascular Surgery

Virendra (V) Patel, MD, MPH, a national expert in the field of vascular surgery, has joined NYP/Columbia as Chief of Vascular Surgery and Co-director of The Aortic Program. He was also named Associate Professor of Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center.
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