Southern Connecticut Vascular Center, LLC was founded in 2001. Since that time we have expanded and grown dramatically. The practice presently provides a full vascular surgery service to the community in the southern Connecticut area. Southern Connecticut Vascular Center has six board certified vascular surgeons specializing only in vascular disease.
All our surgeons are trained in the latest vascular techniques approved by the Federal Drug Administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as well as the standard treatments recommended by the Society for Vascular Surgery. Our objective remains, at all times, to offer each patient a comprehensive evaluation and the latest treatments in vascular diseases. We strive to develop complete trust with our patients by answering all their questions and addressing all their concerns. Our goal would be to make each patient's experience in our office, and their surgical outcome, the best it could be.
The Endovascular Physicians of Southern Connecticut Vascular Center For over a decade, Southern Connecticut Vascular Center has been dedicated to providing comprehensive vascular care to patients in Southern Connecticut and New York. Our surgeons have been trained in the latest endovascular procedures at well-known accredited academic centers. They continue to pursue their medical education to increase our community’s access to the highest level of vascular care.
Marsel Huribal, MD, FACS - a specialist in endovascular repair of aortic and thoracic aneurysms. He is one of the first vascular surgeons in Connecticut to perform the endovenous ablation, or closure, of varicose veins offering in-patient relief to patients suffering from painful leg varicosities. Dr. Huribal is fluent in Turkish and Arabic.
Ben U. Marsan, MD - specializes in lower extremity revascularization, aortic aneurysms and carotid disease using endovascular techniques and open procedures as well as thrombolysis for acute deep venous thrombosis and venous closure for painful varicosities.
Timothy M. Manoni, MD, FACS - helped develop an endovascular program for the hospital, transitioning from traditional, open vascular surgical procedures to minimally invasive endovascular procedures. Dr. Manoni is focused on aggressive treatments for deep venous disease.
Taras V. Kucher, MD - specializes in minimally invasive procedures and methods of treating aneurysmal and occlusive disease of the arteries as well as varicose vein disease. He is also fluent in Russian and Ukrainian languages.
Paul J. Gagne, MD, FACS, RVT – a specialist in vascular and endovascular treatments for arterial and venous disease, as well as endovenous repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms, treatment of carotid disease and venous disease including varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis and chronic ulcers, and peripheral artery disease.
Jamie Strachan, MD - specializes in vascular and endovascular techniques for the treatment of arterial and venous disease as well as the treatment of PVD (peripheral vascular disease), PAD (peripheral artery disease), varicose veins, aneurysms and dialysis access. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
Stephen M. Bauer, MD - well known as an expert in minimally invasive endovascular techniques used to treat aortic aneurysmal disease, peripheral arterial disease, varicose veins, and the medical management of patients with vascular conditions.
Michael Sergi, M.D. – applies an evidence-based multidisciplinary approach and therapy to treat many vascular diseases: abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms, lower extremity occlusive disease, carotid artery disease, varicose veins and hemodialysis access interventions.
Dr. Bowman joined SCVC in 2012. He is board certified in vascular surgery and general surgery and specializes in minimally invasive endovascular treatment of arterial and venous disease.
Dr. Shahmohammadi joined SCVC in 2013 and is a board eligible vascular surgeon.
Dr. Lee J. Goldstein is a board certified general and vascular surgeon, and a certified wound specialist. Dr. Goldstein joined SCVC in 2014, after spending 5 years as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Miami. While in Miami, Dr. Goldstein practiced at the Miami Veterans Affairs Hospital, Jackson Memorial Hospital, and the University of Miami Hospital. He further specialized in vascular and endovascular surgery at The New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell and Columbia Universities).
In 2011, Dr. Goldstein became a Certified Wound Specialist. Dr. Goldstein is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery, the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society, the Association for Advanced Wound Care, the Florida Vascular Society, and the South Florida Society for Vascular Surgery.
Our Vascular Laboratories allow our patients to undergo vascular testing under the supervision of our physicians. Our technicians perform vascular studies which provide screening for aortic aneurysms, carotid disease for stroke prevention and peripheral arterial occlusive disease for limb salvage. Venous studies evaluating and assessing chronic venous insufficiency for swelling, chronic ulcers and deep vein thrombosis for prevention of pulmonary embolisms and evaluating painful varicose veins is also offered. Hemodialysis shunt and fistulas are also evaluated to seek stenotic areas and prevent thrombosis and graft failure by treating lesions with simple angioplasty and avoiding delay hemodialysis.
We also offer comprehensive evaluation and treatment of chronic wounds related to diabetes and peripheral vascular disease. Drug programs are provided in conjunction with the pharmaceutical companies for our senior citizens who cannot afford medications like Plavix. Open Vascular and Endovascular Procedures We make a decision about the best treatment method for each patient after we review all non-invasive studies and discuss the options, risks, complications and alternatives. Treatments may range from conservative approaches without intervention to open or minimally invasive surgery.
Endovascular Treatments: Angioplasty and Stents Carotid Stenosis Treatment for the Prevention of Stroke Open carotid endarterectomy is the standard treatment for carotid stenosis (narrowing of the carotid artery in the neck). In our experience, it carries a very low risk even lower than the national rate.
Our group was the first in Southern Connecticut to treat carotid disease with stents. Carotid angioplasty and stenting is a safe procedure approved by the FDA for the treatment of both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients with carotid stenosis who are at high risk of complications with open carotid endarterectomy. During the procedure, a tiny balloon inflates the blocked artery, and a hollow tube called a stent is placed to keep it open and restore blood flow.
Aortic aneurysm treatment is performed to prevent rupture and catastrophic bleeding. Endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) has definitely improved treatment results and reduced complications for patients. EVAR avoids a major incision, reduces post-operative pain and shortens the hospital stay. Patients can resume normal activity in a few days and return to work in several weeks. EVAR does require a long-term followup with ultrasound and CT scans every six months. This is to make sure that the device has contained the aneurysm as desired. Long-term followup is not required for open aortic aneurysm repair.
At the moment, we only use the FDA-approved commercial devices for EVAR. Arterial Occlusive Arterial occlusive disease, or peripheral artery disease (PAD), can manifest as open ulcers, gangrene, or leg pain after walking even very short distances. Endovascular treatment includes laser and mechanical opening of the blocked vessels, angioplasty and stenting, and angiojet with thrombolysis (clot break-up).
Southern Connecticut Vascular Center offers variscose vein treatments in and around Trumbull, Connecticut.