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Upcoming Event
18th Annual Max R. Gaspar Symposium - Peripheral Arterial Disease in 2014
September 18, 2014

Accreditation Statement
The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Learning Objectives

  • Outline the medical management of peripheral arterial disease.
  • Discuss the new endovascular treatment options for peripheral arterial disease.
  • Explain the stem cells and growth factors for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease.
  • Distinguish the advantages and disadvantages of endovascular vs. open management of peripheral arterial disease.

USC Office of Continuing Medical Education

Register online:

Telephone: 323-442-2555
Fax: 1-888-665-8650
Mail: 1540 Alcazar Street, CHP 223, Los Angeles, Calif. 90033

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.

Featured Video

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

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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