The Section of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery provides comprehensive care for patients with arterial and venous disease. Treatment includes open and endovascular surgical options. Residents rotate on the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Service during the PGY-1, PGY-3 and PGY-5 years, gaining graduated experience in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. Residents perform in excess of 50 major vascular operations as primary surgeon including carotid, aortic, and lower extremity revascularizations. In addition, residents have the opportunity to be involved with diagnostic and therapeutic angiograms under the direction of the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery faculty. Further advanced training in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery is offered through an ACGME-approved fellowship. The fellowship is two years in duration. The first year focuses primarily on open vascular surgical reconstructions, while the second year includes intensive endovascular experience and training in the non-invasive Vascular Laboratory. The faculty in the Section of Vascular Surgery are actively involved in research as pertains to the development of endovascular techniques, acute mesenteric ischemia, effects of obesity on surgical outcome, and treatment of aneurysms. Residents and fellows are encouraged to participate in research activities.
The Vascular and Endovascular Surgery team is listed below. In addition, Donna Damron, APRN, is a provider for patients with vascular diseases. Patients are seen in the Kentucky Clinic, Good Samaritan Surgical Specialty Clinic, and the Good Samaritan Wound Clinic. The faculty have special interest and expertise in the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms, carotid artery disease, renal artery occlusive disease, mesenteric ischemia, lower extremity occlusive disease, and venous disorders. Both minimally invasive (endovascular) and open techniques are utilized for treatment of patients as appropriate. Appointments can be made by calling the UK HealthCare Call Center at 859-257-3253, and pressing 1.