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Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

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 perform a variety of procedures and techniques –  including traditional open surgery, minimally invasive endovascular surgery, hemodialysis access, anterior exposure during spine surgery, and surgery to prevent stroke. See below for a full list.

Meet our vascular and endovascular surgeons

We focus on delivering the highest quality of care to all patients, with an interdisciplinary approach to the medical and surgical management of vascular problems. 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.

Conditions We Treat

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Aortic dissection
  • Aortoiliac occlusive disease
  • Arm artery disease
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Connective tissue disorder (CTD)
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Endoleaks (type I-V)
  • Fibromuscular disease
  • Giant cell arteritis
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Lymphedema
  • Mesenteric ischemia
  • Peripheral aneurysm
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Portal hypertension
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Renovascular conditions
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Varicose veins
  • Vascular infections
  • Vascular trauma
  • Vasculitis
  • Visceral artery aneurysm

Tests and Procedures

  • Angiogram
  • Ankle-brachial index (ABI)
  • Carotid duplex
  • Computed tomography angiography (CTA) and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA)
  • Duplex ultrasound


  • Amputation
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Catheter-directed thrombolytic therapy
  • Diabetic foot care
  • Dialysis access
  • Endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Endovascular treatment of an aortic dissection
  • Open surgery treatment of an aortic dissection
  • Peripherally inserted central catheter line
  • Repair of a thoracic aortic aneurysm
  • Surgical bypass
  • Surgical bypass for aortoiliac occlusive disease
  • Thoracic endovascular aortic repair
  • Thrombolytic therapy
  • Transcarotid artery revascularization

Leading-Edge Vascular Imaging

We offer the latest vascular imaging technology in both La Jolla and Hillcrest for our patients' convenience. This comprehensive service allows for diagnostic imaging and follow-up appointments in one location.

Our certified vascular technicians have special expertise in conditions related to arteries and veins.

Appointments & Referrals

  • T: 619-543-6980
For Referring Physicians
  • F: 858-657-5033



La Jolla

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