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Keck Medicine of USC vascular surgeons are the only surgeons in Southern California using a new robotic system with the potential to reduce procedure times, decrease radiation, shorten hospital stays, and enhance safety with faster recovery time. Read more...

About the Center for Vascular Care

The Center for Vascular Care of the USC CardioVascular Thoracic Institute specializes in comprehensive care of vascular disease through preventive services, diagnostic expertise and the latest in minimally invasive endovascular and traditional surgical  techniques.

Staffed by doctors from the the Keck Hospital of USC, the Center for Vascular Care treats patients with vascular disorders using innovative approaches that rely on noninvasive vascular imaging and endovascular technology in addition to traditional surgical therapies.

Areas of expertise include:

The Center's specialists also address less common diseases such as arteritis (an inflammation of arteries), acute traumatic vascular injuries, chronic arterial injuries and entrapment syndromes (thoracic outlet syndrome, TOS). Experienced in treating individuals with venous disease ,  Center specialists  offer  a less scarring, partial varicose vein removal as well as  venous  closure, a minimally invasive vein-closing procedure, for patients with varicose veins.

In addition to endovascular and traditional surgical treatment, the USC Center for Vascular Care physicians provide medical intervention, particularly in the control of risk factors for arterial disease such as high cholesterol and  the prevention and treatment of deep venous thrombosis (DVT).

When indicated for management of a patient’s vascular disease, the Center provides referrals to other Keck Hospital of USC  specialists such as diabetologists, neurologists, hematologists and cardiologists, as well as our specialists in the Keck Hospital of USC Wound Care Center.  This integrated multidisciplinary approach helps to minimize the risk to our patients of developing life- or limb-threatening vascular disease.

Southern California Vascular Outcomes Improvement Collaborative
(So Cal VOICe)

The Keck Hospital of USC is an active participant in the Southern California Vascular Outcomes Improvement Collaborative (So Cal VOICe), a regional quality group of the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Quality Initiative® (SVS VQI®). The SVS VQI® is a national vascular quality improvement project designed to improve the quality, safety, effectiveness and cost of vascular health care by collecting and exchanging information. It consists of a distributed network of regional quality groups that function under an AHRQ-listed Patient Safety Organization. The So Cal VOICe is a voluntary cooperative group of vascular disease specialists in Southern California dedicated to improving outcomes and advancing the care of vascular patients. The group includes Vascular Surgeons, Vascular Medicine physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, scientists and research personnel.

For more information on the So Cal VOICe, please visit:

Featured Videos

Use of the GORE TAG Thoracic Endoprosthesis to Treat a Descending Thoracic Aneurysm
by Fred A. Weaver, MD
Vascular Surgery, USC Department of Surgery


The TCAR Procedure: TransCarotid Artery Revascularization
For more information, please visit our Carotid Artery Disease and Stroke page.


Upcoming Event

21st Annual Max R. Gaspar, M.D. Symposium
Thursday, September 7, 2017
7:00 am to 4:30 pm
Millennium Biltmore Hotel

Medical Disclaimer

This website was developed in 2011 as a service provided by the Division of Vascular Surgery of the Department of Surgery. This website provides selected information available about vascular diseases and procedures which may become out of date over time. It is important that individuals see a healthcare professional for detailed information about medical conditions and treatment. This information is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a healthcare professional, or a recommendation for any particular treatment plan. The Division of Vascular Surgery has taken and will continue to take efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on this website.


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