Vascular Surgery

Vascular Surgery: Dr. Joseph Ricotta

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
(770) 292-3490
Atlanta & Forsyth

Copyright © 2015 Northside Hospital|Privacy Policy