The Division of Vascular Surgery offers comprehensive treatment and management of disorders  of blood vessels and circulation. By coordinating care with the rest of your health care team, including your family doctor, or heart specialist,  we can help you to manage common vascular problems or provide advanced treatment for complex vascular conditions. 

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Diseased arteries can usually be found during an examination by a vascular specialist. If a vascular condition is detected, you will  feel confident knowing our team can perform advanced procedures—including minimally invasive surgery. These may include:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm stenting or traditional open repair.
  • Carotid stenting or endartectomy.
  • Peripheral arterial intervention, including angioplasty,stenting and laser artherectomy.
  • Traditional bypass surgery for diabectic vascular disease and limb salvage.
  • Treatment of chronic non-healing wounds due to poor circulation.

Comprehensive management is also available for many disorders of the venous system, including treatment for varicose veins, phlebitis and arteriovenous malformations. We offer in-office procedures for varicose veins, including albation procedures and sclerotherapy. 

University Surgical Associates also offers a non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory to assist in the diagnosis of vascular diseases. The laboratory is fully accrediated by the International Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL). All studies are interpreted by a board certified vascular surgeon.

To schedule an appointment contact the individual surgeon's office. Our Vascular Surgeons offer appointments in various sites throughout Rhode Island including Providence, East Greenwich, Warren and Johnston. For general questions please contact our main number at (401) 272-1800.

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Vascular surgery specialists

T. Nicholas Carruthers, MD
Nancy Crandall, RNP
Carla C. Moreira, MD
Lars Stangenberg, MD, PhD
Jeffrey M. Slaiby, MD, FACS