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

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

Dr. John Anastasi's specialties are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Anastasi an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Anastasi accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Lenox Hill Hospital, and Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Anastasi welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Arthur Demarsico is a vascular surgeon. Dr. Demarsico is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Demarsico attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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

Dr. Jeffrey Brown's area of specialization is vascular surgery. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brown attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Brown completed a residency program at Hahnemann University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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

Dr. Subhashis Maitra is a vascular surgeon. He is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Maitra is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.