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We found 5 vascular surgeons who accept Gold Compass Balanced 1000 near Galveston, TX.

Dr. Michael Ben Silva Jr., MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Silva is a vascular surgeon in Galveston, TX. Dr. Silva honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Columbus Hospital, Chicago. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Zulifiqar Faisal Cheema, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Zulfiqar Cheema is a physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cheema accepts. He attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Charlie Cheng-Hsi Cheng, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
301 University Boulevard; 6.136 Mccullough Building
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Charlie Cheng's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Cheng is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Cheng has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Dr. Grant T Fankhauser, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
301 University Boulevard; Department of Surgery
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Grant Fankhauser practices vascular surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fankhauser takes. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Fankhauser attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Nikita Tihonov, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Nikita Tihonov's specialty is vascular surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Tihonov studied medicine at Belarussian State Medical University. He speaks Russian. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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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.