The vascular surgeons at Community Heart and Vascular Hospital are board certified experts in vascular surgery, a surgical specialty focused on the circulatory system outside the heart. Our surgeons perform all common vascular surgeries to treat vascular disease, such as carotid stenting, sclerotherapy, angioplasty, atherectomy, bypass surgery, thrombectomy and other related procedures.
What is vascular surgery?
Vascular surgery is a surgical specialty that involves treatment of the vascular, or circulatory, system (arteries and veins) outside the heart. Most often, vascular disease affects blood flow, either by blocking or weakening blood vessels, or by damaging the valves that are found in veins. Organs and other body structures may be damaged by vascular disease as a result of decreased or completely blocked blood flow.
Common causes of vascular conditions and diseases include atherosclerosis (plaque build-up), embolus/thrombus (blockage/clots), inflammation and trauma involving blood vessels. Two examples of vascular diseases and effects are coronary artery disease (heart attack, angina) and peripheral vascular disease (deep vein thrombosis, or DVT).
Meet the vascular surgeons
Dr. Dilley graduated from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed an internship and his residency at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, NY. He completed his fellowship at St. Vincent’s in Indianapolis.
Dr. Dilley is board certified in vascular surgery.
Dr. Guttikonda received his medical degree from Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine. He completed his residency and a fellowship at the Ohio State University Medical Center.
Dr. Guttikonda is board certified in vascular surgery.
Dr. Hansen received his medical degree from University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed his residency and a fellowship at the Hennepin County Medical Center in downtown Minneapolis.
Dr. Hansen is board certified in vascular surgery.
Dr. Jacob graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed an internship and his residency at the Western Reserve Care System in Youngstown, Ohio, followed by a fellowship at McMaster University Medical Center in Hamilton, Canada.
Dr. Jacob is board certified in vascular surgery.
Dr. Weinberger attended the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) earning a bachelor of science in biology with distinction. His medical degree is from Wayne State University School of Medicine (Detroit, MI). He trained in general surgery at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. Dr. Weinberger comes to us from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation where he completed a fellowship in vascular surgery.
Dr. Weinberger is board certified in general surgery and vascular surgery.
You may also receive care from nurse practitioners who have special training in assisting in cardiac, vascular and thoracic surgeries.