NCH Heart & Vascular Center

Vascular Program

Comprehensive Vascular and Endovascular Care

With Vascular Disease, Minutes Count

Vascular disease is a group of serious and life-threatening conditions involving the arteries, veins, lymph nodes and any potential blockage of blood circulation. Physicians at NCH’s Vascular Program can quickly recognize and treat patients with vascular disease using the most up-to-date, open and minimally-invasive treatments available.

Integrated Approach to Care

An integrated, multi-specialty vascular team works together to treat all vascular related conditions, including:

Diagnosis and Treatment

Most Advanced Treatments Available Today

NCH offers the latest non-invasive testing technologies to diagnose ongoing peripheral vascular disease. Our team uses the most advanced ultrasound, MRA, and CT angiography imaging.

Our specialists provide vascular services including consults, surgical, endovascular and interventional procedures, outpatient clinic and office visits, as well as on-call coverage. We offer both endovascular and open surgical treatments, including:

  • Stent grafting
  • Angioplasty
  • Thrombolysis
  • Transcatheter and coil embolization
  • Endarterectomy
  • Carotid resection
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Exceptional Team of Specialists, Working Together

Our multidisciplinary team includes vascular surgeons, cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, thoracic surgeons, interventional radiologists, advanced practice nurses and physicians assistants. We work together to assess each patient’s needs and develop a detailed care plan for each patient.

This integrated team approach means that referring physicians are kept up-to-date throughout the entire continuum of care. We feature nationally-known vascular surgeons, skilled in both traditional surgical procedures, as well as minimally-invasive endovascular procedures.

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John Edwards, M.D.

John Edwards, M.D.

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Sapan Desai, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., RPVI, RVT

Sapan Desai, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., RPVI, RVT

Vascular Surgery


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