UC San Diego Health vascular and endovascular surgeons offer comprehensive, leading-edge treatment for the entire spectrum of vascular disease. Vascular diseases involve blood vessels throughout the body.
Led by Mahmoud Malas, MD, our specialists are highly trained in performing open and minimally invasive endovascular surgery for:
- Thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurism
- Stroke prevention using carotid endarterectomy and stenting
- Peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAD) using bypass, angioplasty and stenting
We also specialize in hemodialysis access and anterior exposure during spine surgery, among many other procedures. See below for a full list of services.
Meet Our Vascular and Endovascular Surgeons
Areas of Expertise
We focus on delivering the highest quality of care that is personalized for each patient. We take an interdisciplinary approach to the medical and surgical management of vascular problems, whether they are common or rare.
Our surgeons are on the forefront of advanced research for treating vascular disease to get you home and recovered faster. We diagnosis and treat vascular problems in state-of-the-art facilities.
And our vascular and endovascular surgical laboratories are accredited nationally by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL). This recognizes our outstanding patient care and diagnostic accuracy.
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Convenient Vascular Imaging
We offer the latest vascular imaging technology at both our
La Jolla and
Hillcrest locations. For patients’ convenience, this comprehensive service provides non-invasive diagnostic imaging and follow-up appointments in the same location as the vascular clinic.
Our certified vascular technicians have special expertise in conditions related to arteries and veins. They perform duplex ultrasound, a painless and risk-free test used to view and measure the rate at which blood flows through your arteries and veins to detect possible blockages.
Duplex ultrasound makes two kinds of images that are viewed on a computer screen. It creates pictures of your blood vessels and then makes graphs that show the speed and the direction of blood flow through the vessels. No radiation or contrast fluid (dye) is used during the test.