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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 is a heart surgeon, vascular surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. Patients gave Dr. Anastasi an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Wake Forest University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Anastasi is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Lenox Hill Hospital, and Staten Island University Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Demarsico attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Demarsico 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 specializes in vascular surgery and practices in Altoona, PA. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown accepts. He is 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's medical specialty is vascular surgery. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Maitra performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. 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.