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Division of Vascular Surgery

The Division of Vascular Surgery at NorthShore offers high quality, comprehensive vascular care. Our board-certified specialists provide the full depth and breadth of vascular surgery services and possess the specific expertise needed to precisely diagnose and effectively treat simple to complex circulatory system conditions including diseases of the arteries and veins.

Our experienced team of vascular surgeons, nurse practitioners and support staff collaborate with primary care physicians and cardiovascular and other specialists to provide seamless, coordinated care. As an integral component of the NorthShore Cardiovascular Institute, we work side-by-side with the Institute’s cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons. We provide timely consultations, partner on treatment planning and perform advanced procedures available only at select medical centers.

NorthShore offers high quality, comprehensive vascular care. Our board-certified vascular surgeons have extensive experience caring for patients with a broad range of venous and arterial conditions, including:

Endovascular Lab

Innovative Minimally-Invasive and Surgical Techniques

In addition to traditional open surgical procedures, we treat a number of vascular disease conditions via minimally-invasive means, allowing for faster healing, less pain and shorter recovery times with virtually no down time. Patients quickly return to work, school and other activities of daily living. NorthShore’s vascular surgeons have extensive experience treating venous conditions such as varicose veins with a wide array of leading-edge procedures. We are now offering the VenaSeal™ Closure System, a new FDA-approved non-surgical option that effectively treats varicose veins with little to no pain.

Other endovascular procedures we provide include:  peripheral angioplasty as well as stent graft placement for the treatment of aortic aneurysms and carotid artery disease. NorthShore’s Evanston Hospital houses a state-of-the-art endovascular suite that provides our vascular surgeons with the latest imaging technology and endovascular instruments for both inpatient and same-day surgeries. Located within the Operating Room, the suite is dedicated to serving the specific needs of our vascular surgery patients.

Dr. Nancy Schindler

Multidisciplinary Team Approach

Our vascular surgical and medical experts provide customized treatment for the best patient outcomes and quality of life. Not all vascular conditions require major or, in fact, any surgery. Our physicians often employ diet, exercise, medication and/or minimally-invasive interventional procedures in their treatment planning. As vascular conditions can affect many parts of the body, a multidisciplinary approach is key to optimizing care. We work closely with a variety of other specialists, including vascular medicine experts, cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, nephrologists and general practitioners.