Essentials of Vascular Surgery for the General Surgeon

  • Vivian Gahtan
  • Michael J. Costanza

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Basics of Vascular Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ali F. AbuRahma, Patrick A. Stone
      Pages 3-23
    3. Eanas S. Yassa, Jeffrey P. Carpenter
      Pages 25-44
  3. Acute Arterial Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Amy B. Reed, Faisal Aziz
      Pages 47-54
    3. Col (ret) Mark W. Bowyer
      Pages 55-69
    4. Richard F. Neville, Afsoon D. Roberts, Gary L. Simon
      Pages 71-81
  4. Chronic Arterial Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Hasan Haldun Dosluoglu, Purandath Lall
      Pages 85-100
    3. Michael A. Golden, Brant W. Ullery
      Pages 101-118
    4. Jason T. Chiriano, Ahmed M. Abou-Zamzam Jr.
      Pages 119-132
  5. Venous Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Anthony J. Comerota, Hussein Barayan
      Pages 135-149
    3. Anil Hingorani, Enrico Ascher
      Pages 151-156
    4. Kathleen J. Ozsvath
      Pages 157-165
    5. Jennifer A. Heller
      Pages 167-181
    6. Misaki M. Kiguchi, Ellen D. Dillavou
      Pages 183-198
  6. Vascular Trauma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Mathew Adam Schechter, Patrick Joshua O’Brien, Mitchell W. Cox
      Pages 201-212
    3. Sarah M. Wartman, Vincent L. Rowe, Shih Yau Grace Huang
      Pages 213-222
    4. Todd E. Rasmussen, Joseph J. DuBose
      Pages 223-234
  7. Vascular Access

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Kwame S. Amankwah
      Pages 237-254
    3. Anjuli R. Cherukuri, Vivian Gahtan
      Pages 255-266
    4. Chinenye O. Iwuchukwu, Michael J. Costanza
      Pages 267-284
  8. Complex Vascular Surgery Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. David G. Neschis, Marshall E. Benjamin, Justin K. Nelms, William R. Flinn
      Pages 297-311
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 343-351

About this book


This volume provides a concise and up to date resource that directly addresses the needs of general surgeons who perform vascular surgery by focusing on the diagnosis and clinical management of common vascular conditions. The volume is divided into sections on arterial disease, venous disease, vascular trauma, and vascular access. Chapters on arterial disease outline the management and surgical techniques for the treatment of acute limb ischemia, compartment syndrome, and diabetic foot infections. Chronic arterial disease is addressed in chapters devoted to the management of claudication, critical limb ischemia, and lower extremity amputation. The section on vascular trauma emphasizes surgical intervention for blood vessel injuries that occur in the neck, abdomen, and extremity. Vascular access chapters deal with the technical aspects and potential complications of temporary venous access catheters and permanent arteriovenous access for hemodialysis. More complex vascular topics are also covered with chapters that are shorter in length and focused on the diagnosis and a broad understanding of treatment options.


​​Essentials of Vascular Surgery for the General Surgeon is the first of its kind to accurately mirror the SCORE curriculum for vascular disease as a patient care topic in general surgery training, acting as a “one stop” information source that general surgery trainees can turn to as a clinical reference and as a study guide for general surgery in service exams and board.


PAD and claudication acute arterial disease endovascular therapy superficial thrombophlebitis varicose veins vascular trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • Vivian Gahtan
    • 1
  • Michael J. Costanza
    • 2
  1. 1.Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Services, and Lead Physician, Vascular Surgery Department of Veterans Affairs HealthcareSUNY Upstate Medical University, and Network Upstate New York at SyracuseSyracuseUSA
  2. 2.Director of Endovascular Services, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Services, and Vascular Surgeon, Department of Veterans Affairs HealthcareSUNY Upstate Medical University, and Network Upstate New York at SyracuseSyracuseUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-1325-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-1326-8
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