Vascular Health Experts

If you are a member of the media looking to set up an interview with a vascular surgeon, please call 312-334-2317, or send us an email.

Society for Vascular Surgery® (SVS) members are ideal sources for information on vascular diseases and vascular health, and can provide information on the treatment of dozens of illnesses. See our Patient Resources page for sample topics.  SVS members are available for interviews, medical expertise, comments on the political aspects of vascular health care and general questions about the vascular system.

Story Topics

The field of vascular healthcare is one of the most dynamic disciplines in medicine today. The combination of a growing senior population that is more likely to experience vascular disease and the development of innovative medical technology combine to make vascular health an important story. A few interesting story topics are:

Topical

  • Pros and cons regarding the use of stents
  • Complications of diabetes related to the loss of limbs
  • Vascular health and treatment in the elderly
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome (common in some professional athletes)

Vascular Disease Prevention/Screening

  • Medicare Screening for AAA
  • What Is Your Vascular Profile?
  • Risk Factor Management
  • Stroke Screening for Stroke Prevention

Disease Expertise

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Carotid Disease (stroke)
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Venous Disease
  • Thoracic Aneurysm

Diabetic Patients

  • Diabetic Vascular Disease
  • Diabetic Foot Problems
  • Minimally Invasive Vascular Surgery, Including Thoracic, Abdominal, Carotid, Peripheral

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

  • Balloon Angioplasty
  • Carotid Stenting
  • Carotid Angioplasty
  • Non-invasive Testing and Graft Surveillance
  • Percutaneous Peripheral Vascular Surgery
  • Iliac Stenting
  • Carotid Endarterectomy Under Regionall Anesthesia
  • Ischemic Complications of Endograft Repair of AAA
  • Open surgical procedures vs. endovascular interventions
  • High risk patients for carotid endarterectomy: an illusion to justify carotid artery stenting

Socioeconomic Aspects of Vascular Healthcare

  • Vascular Disease and Ethnicity
  • Lower AAA rate in African Americans
  • Amputation rate and stroke rate higher in African Americans compared to the general population
  • Vascular Research/Breakthroughs

To speak with a vascular surgeon, please email or call 312-334-2317.