General Information

A True Center of Excellence

The Vascular Institute of New York provides the most progressive and advanced care available for the treatment of vascular disease. Staffed with medical professionals specializing vascular surgery and interventional radiology who are able to detect and treat the widest variety of conditions stemming from vascular disease, the Vascular Institute of New York is one of most prestigious greater New York area providers in this specialty. In addition to providing patients the best care available in stroke prevention, aneurysm repair, and clearing blocked arteries, the Vascular Institute of New York fully encompasses all the sub-specialties in this area as well, including wound treatment, saving limbs, and removing varicose veins.

The Vascular Institute of New York participates in clinical trials, which gives our specialists even greater ability to offer the latest advances in the care of conditions related to vascular disease.

Physician Profile

Enrico Ascher, M.D.

Dr. Enrico Ascher is the founder and Director of the Vascular Institute of New York and chief of vascular surgery at Lutheran Medical Center, in Brooklyn, NY.  Prior to this, he was the Chairman of the Vascular Division and Director of the ACGME accredited Vascular Fellowship Program at Maimonides Medical Center, in Brooklyn, NY, one of the largest vascular centers in the United States, as well as Professor of Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical School, New York, NY. 
Dr. Ascher is President of the International Society for Vascular Surgery.  He is past president of the Society for Vascular Surgery, Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, Eastern Vascular Society and New York Cardiovascular Society.   In addition, he is a member of the American Surgical Association, and a Co-Chairman of the VEITHsymposium, one of the most prestigious vascular conferences in the United States.

Dr. Ascher is the founder of the Pan American Congress on Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, which provides a bi-annual forum for surgeons and interventionalists from South America, Central America and North America. He also created the Vascular Fellows Competition, serving as its director for over 25 years.
A frequent lecturer to professional societies and medical school faculties throughout the world, Dr. Ascher is engaged in uniting the specialty of vascular surgery and expanding its frontiers. Currently, he and his team are developing less invasive alternatives to perform balloon angioplasties and stenting, using ultrasound-guided techniques.

Dr. Ascher continues to be involved with the Society for Vascular Surgery. He founded and is currently the President Elect of the Association of Chairs in Vascular Surgery, an organization devoted to helping leaders in vascular surgery develop new strategies and strengthen their services. He is also a member of the Internationals Relations Committee and the World Federation of Vascular Surgeons.
Dr. Ascher has contributed over 250 articles to leading journals of vascular surgery, and is the author of over 65 textbook chapters. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Haimovici’s Vascular Surgery: Principles and Techniques, 5th edition, and is currently formulating the 6th edition of this comprehensive text.

Services Provided

There are many conditions and diseases related to the vascular system, and each has its own set of optimal treatment options. At the Vascular Institute of New York, our physicians and therapy team have access to most current and effective treatments available in the industry. Vein & Laser Treatments Ambulatory Phlebectomy Performed under local anesthesia, this procedure involves surgically removing the varicose veins at or near the surface of the skin. There is a very low risk of scaring with this procedure. Endovenous Laser A minimally invasive office based treatment of the great saphenous vein, this is a preferred alternative for surgical stripping procedures.

RF (radiofrequency) Laser Ablation Using either radiofrequency or laser energy to collapse and seal the damaged vein, this is another minimally-invasive procedure. Sclerotherapy This painless procedure uses an ultra-thin needle to remove long segments of varicose veins. There are no stitches required after this outpatient procedure, and only a local anesthetic is required. Wound Care Treatment
  • Anti-platelet agents and/or anti-clotting medications
  • Antibiotics, if an infection is present
  • Compression garments
  • Current topical wound care therapies
  • Prosthetics and/or orthotics
Peripheral Artery Dieases (P.A.D.) Treatment Aortic Treatments Vascular Studies  

Dr. Enrico Ascher of the Vascular Institute of New York specializes is endovenous laser ablation, varicose veins, and sclerotherapy in Brooklyn, NY

Board Certifications

International Society for Vascular Surgery and Society for Vascular Surgery

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Hours of Operation

  • Sunday
    8:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
  • Monday
    8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
  • Tuesday
    8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
  • Wednesday
    8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
  • Thursday
    8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
  • Friday
    8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
  • Saturday
    8:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.