Vascular Surgery

Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

The Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the University of Arizona is nationally recognized for its expertise in treating conditions of the circulatory system and advancing treatments and technology in the fields of vascular and endovascular surgery and podiatry through research and clinical trials.

 

 

 

The Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson

What is Vascular & Endovascular Surgery?

The human body depends on circulating blood to survive. The heart pumps blood out to the body through arteries, and veins bring blood back to the heart. In between, blood supplies the body with oxygen, helps combat diseases, carries toxins to the kidneys and liver for filtering and more.

Many conditions affect the complex highway of blood through the body, including blockages that can lead to stroke, heart attack, kidney failure, or limb loss. Restricted blood return can lead to varicose veins, leg swelling, or leg ulcers, and weakened walls can lead to aneurysmal dilation or rupture.

Vascular and endovascular surgery refers to interventions on and within arteries, veins, and lymphatics, including open surgical repair and minimally invasive therapy (endovascular). This specialty deals with all types of vascular disease, including carotid disease, PAD, aneurysm, dissection, dialysis access, varicose veins, and conditions resulting from external compression on arteries or veins.

The division is home to the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA), a combined vascular and podiatry clinical and research team dedicated to advancing care of the diabetic foot and preventing amputations in Southern Arizona and beyond. Our podiatric team treats disease related to foot and ankle pathology.

Our goal is to provide patient-targeted therapy using the most appropriate approach that provides the best clinical care. We are also committed to advance our understanding of vascular disease using innovative techniques through research and multidisciplinary collaboration.

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Wei Zhou, MD, FACS

Division Chief
Wei Zhou, MD, FACS

Chief, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Professor, Surgery

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Our Team

The Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery includes a team of vascular and endovascular surgeons, podiatrists and researchers who collaborate to provide quality care and evidence-based advancements in treatment to our patients.

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Our Services

Alongside partners throughout the University and Banner - University Medicine, the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery team provides patient-targeted therapy using the most appropriate approach that provides the best clinical care.

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Research and Innovation

Our providers, researchers and multidisciplinary collaborators are advancing treatments and technology in the fields of vascular and endovascular surgery and podiatry through research and clinical trials. 

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Section of Podiatry

The Section of Podiatry within the Department of Surgery's Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery focuses on foot health and care using public health education, close clinical monitoring of high-risk patients, minimally invasive procedures, and reconstructive and regenerative techniques.

 

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Vascular Surgery Residency

The major goal of the Vascular Surgery Residency at the University of Arizona is to produce well-rounded vascular surgeons competent in all aspects of vascular surgery. To obtain this goal, our program provides incremental, progressive training in core surgery and vascular surgery during the five year program, focusing on areas that will be critically important to the needs of a practicing vascular specialist. 

Vascular Surgery Fellowship

The goal of the Vascular Surgery Fellowship at the University of Arizona is to produce well-rounded trainees in all aspects of vascular surgery and highly competent independent practitioners of our specialty. Our two year fellowship is an RRC accredited program.  Upon completion of the fellowship program, our graduates are board eligible for the Special Qualifications in Vascular Surgery granted by the American Board of Surgery.

Make an Appointment

For the best surgical care in Tucson, Southern Arizona or the Southwest, make an appointment by calling
(520) 694-6690.

Contact Us

University of Arizona Department of Surgery
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

PO Box 245072
Tucson, AZ 85724-5072
Office Phone: (520) 626-6670