Northside Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute is led by one of the nation's top vascular surgeons, Dr. Joseph Ricotta. Named as a "Top Doctor" by U.S. News & World Report and Atlanta Magazine, and as a "Top Surgeon" by the Consumers’ Research Council of America, Dr. Ricotta is also the only surgeon in the United States with FDA IDE approval to treat thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms with custom-modified fenestrated-branched endografts.
Vascular surgery is a specialty of surgery in which diseases of the vascular system, or arteries and veins, are managed by medical therapy, minimally-invasive endovascular procedures and surgical reconstruction. Always on the forefront of the newest treatments and technologies, Northside's vascular surgeons recognize the importance of utilizing minimally-invasive techniques in surgery. With endovascular therapy using balloons and stents, our surgeons are able to perform complex procedures with simple punctures in the femoral arteries instead of using invasive incisions. As a result, patients benefit from a shorter recovery time, less discomfort, smaller incisions and only require local or regional anesthesia.
Our highly-skilled surgeons treat everything from the simplest to most
complex arterial conditions, including aortic aneurysms; blockages in
the carotid arteries; Peripheral Artery Disease (leg artery blockages);
venous disease (blood cloths, varicose and spider veins); and artery
problems of the intestines and kidneys among others.
Vascular conditions treated include:
|Aortic Aneursym||Renal & Mesenteric Disease|
|Carotid Disease||Thoracic Outlet Syndrome|
|Peripheral Artery Disease||Venous Disease|
Dr. Joseph Ricotta
Northside Vascular Surgery
Atlanta & Forsyth