Vascular and Endovascular Surgery : About

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The section of vascular and endovascular surgery provides cutting-edge treatment for patients with vascular disorders. Our physicians are nationally recognized for their development and use of new technologies—they have literally "written the book" on treatment of new vascular procedures such as endovascular aortic aneurysm repair.

Quality Care

CareChex®, a division of COMPARION, has named Ochsner #2 in the state of Louisiana for Vascular Surgery.

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Treatment Options

Our goal is to tailor the most efficacious and safe therapy for each patient. We find that many of the patients referred to us are best treated by observation and medical therapy. If invasive therapy is required, the large majority are treated with minimally invasive endovascular methods, reserving surgical intervention for cases where there is a clear advantage in terms of efficacy, durability and/or safety. Because we can offer medical, endovascular or open surgical treatment, there is not a bias toward any single treatment modality.

Treatment Options Include:

  • Medical / Pharmaceutical
  • Exercise
  • Wound Care (multi-disciplinary)
  • Endovascular Procedures
  • Surgical Procedures

Endovascular Procedures including:

  • Carotid stenting
  • Renal and Mesenteric Stenting
  • Aortic/Iliac/femoral/tibial angioplasty/stenting for arterial occlusive disease
  • Endograft treatment for Aneurysms, Aortic and Thoracic (see Aortic Services)
  • Laser ablation of Varicose Veins
  • Venous angioplasty/stenting
  • IVC filter placement
  • Thrombolysis for occluded grafts

Open Surgical Procedures include:

  • Thoracoabdominal and Complex Aortic Aneurysm Surgery (see Aortic Services)
  • Renal/Mesenteric Bypass
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Leg Bypass for limb salvage
  • Dialysis access
  • Arm bypass to treat vascular steal
  • Varicose vein removal

Vascular Medicine, Ochsner Cardiology

Ochsner has New Orleans’ Only Hybrid OR Suite

  • Comprehensive state-of-the-art Imaging System available for minimally-invasive procedures
  • Allows for superior imaging capabilities for all patients
  • Less radiation exposure for the patients
  • Quick and easy process for a full range of vascular exams


Many of these patients require non-invasive exams such as duplex ultrasound or ankle-brachial indexes (ABI’s). We can arrange for your patient to have these diagnostic tests performed in the non-invasive vascular lab 504-842-4070 immediately prior to their clinic visit, so they do not need to make two trips. To schedule a consultation with a vascular specialist, call 504-842-4070.