Endovascular and open surgical treatment of Abdominal aortic and thoracic aneurysms
Treatment of peripheral arterial aneurysms
Stroke prevention with carotid stenting and/or endarterectomy
Endovascular or open surgical treatment of Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) for symptoms of claudication, rest pain, non-healing wounds, or gangrene
Endovascular and open treatment of Mesenteric vascular disease
Treatment of Thoracic outlet syndrome
Treatment of varicose veins and deep venous thrombosis
Board Certified in Vascular Surgery, General Surgery, Critical Care Surgery
Every patient I care for I consider family. I bring the most advanced level of tertiary care surgical skills to the region to treat problems that are often the most difficult, challenging, and high risk. My role is to give patients options and hope, while balancing risk and benefit, and having the skill set to get the job done.
I come from a background of engineers. I can remember being in grade school and being fascinated by trying to understand how the body worked. My interest in the body as a machine has never ceased and that has had a lot to do with my interest in surgery.
I chose vascular surgery because it is one of those disciplines which is considered the most difficult and scares most physicians yet is the rare surgical specialty which allows you to care for patients with chronic conditions and foster the development of long-term physician-patient relationships (see, I told you patients are family). I like challenge and complex problems. Personally, I enjoy new technology and have been fortunate enough to create some. I hold several patents related to telehealth and videogame device technology.
I enjoy travel and my wife and I do so extensively. I have been to all 7 continents and seek out remote places in the world looking for the places less traveled, and less westernized. I also enjoy playing the guitar, reading, photography, and cooking.
In the Community
My wife and I are active supporters of the Bellevue Arts Museum.
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