We found 4 vascular surgeons who accept United Healthcare Gold near Altoona, PA.

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Dr. Arthur James Demarsico, DO
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Other
620 Howard Avenue; Bldg 7-f
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Arthur Demarsico sees patients in Altoona, PA. His medical specialty is vascular surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Demarsico is professionally affiliated with UPMC Altoona. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
620 Howard Avenue; Bldg 7-f
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. John Anastasi is a specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Anastasi is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Wake Forest University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Allegheny General Hospital and Bellevue Hospital Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Anastasi is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Lenox Hill Hospital, and Staten Island University Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Vascular Surgery
2525 9th Avenue; Suite 1b
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Subhashis Maitra's medical specialty is vascular surgery. Dr. Maitra honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Hahnemann University Hospital's residency program. He is affiliated with UPMC Altoona.

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Specializes in Vascular Surgery
2525 9th Avenue; Suite 1b
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Brown's specialty is vascular surgery. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Brown attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Brown takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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What is Vascular Surgery?

Vascular surgeons provide both medical and surgical care for the blood vessels of the body. This includes arteries, veins, capillaries, and lymph vessels, but not usually the heart or large vessels immediately surrounding the heart -- those are cared for by cardiologists or cardiothoracic surgeons.

Some of the blood vessel disorders that might require treatment by a vascular surgeon include:
  • Aneurysms
  • Atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries
  • Varicose veins
  • Venous thrombosis, or clots in the veins
  • Peripheral arterial disease, where narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to the legs
  • Carotid artery stenosis, or narrowing of the arteries leading to the brain

Vascular surgery is an unusual surgical specialty because it offers medical care, testing, and non-invasive procedures, as well as complete surgical care. So depending on the diagnosis, a vascular surgeon may offer care or treatment that is non-invasive (such as imaging, diet, or exercise), minimally invasive (such as catheter procedures), or traditional surgery.

When vascular disease disrupts oxygen and nutrients from being delivered efficiently within the body, a vascular surgeon can help restore the flow of health.
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