Current Vascular Surgery: 40th Anniversary of the Northwestern Vascular Symposium

ISBN: 978-1-60795-195-7




Mark Eskandari, MD                               

Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery

James S. T. Yao Professor of Vascular Surgery

Professor of Medicine–Cardiology and Radiology       

Northwestern University

Feingold School of Medicine

Chicago, Illinois


William H. Pearce, MD

Violet R. and Charles A. Baldwin Professor of

      Vascular Surgery

Northwestern University

Feingold School of Medicine

Chicago, Illinois


James S.T.  Yao, MD, PhD

Emeritus Professor of Surgery–Vascular

Northwestern University

Feingold School of Medicine

Chicago, Illinois






Publication date: December 2015

591 pages/Casebound 

ISBN 978-1-60795-195-7

Price $165.00


Current Vascular Surgery addresses contemporary topics and controversies in vascular and endovascular surgery, providing a comprehensive overview of the field’s recent evolution. The volume is the result of the 40th Annual Vascular Symposium sponsored by the Division of Vascular Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. The symposium was held in Chicago on December 10–14, 2015. The symposium was held at the InterContinental Hotel on Chicago's Magnificent Mile.

The symposium brought together over 50 national experts to address timely topics and controversies in vascular and endovascular surgery. As has been the tradition, presentations cover the full spectrum of vascular surgery including changes in management of extracranial cerebrovascular disease, new treatment options for lower extremity arterial occlusive disease, hemodialysis, improvements in techniques for complex venous disease, and developments in aortic stent graft repair in the chest and abdomen. Each chapter in this volume is based on a presentation, but the book chapters provide deeper, more detailed information than is possible in a symposium presentation.

Key Features

·       Clinical “pearls” from internationally recognized experts.

·       Includes perspectives on the history and evolution of the field.

·       Fifty-five chapters in ten sections covering the full range of vascular surgery.


Vascular surgeons, general surgeons, Interventional Radiologists, and Cardiologists


 Section I. Introduction and History                 

 1. 40th Anniversary of the Northwestern Vascular Symposium – A Reflection By James S.T. Yao, MD, PhD

2.  The Evolution of Vascular Surgery – A Forty-Year Perspective By Richard Dean, MD

3.  Historical Events of SVS Based on the Interview Program "Administrative and Management Issues" By Walter J. McCarthy, Jr., MD, PhD, James S. T. Yao, MD, PhD, Roger T. Gregory, MD, Norman M. Rich, MD, and The History Project Work Group of SVS

4.  Historical Events of SVS Based on the Interview Program "Innovations in Vascular Surgery" By Roger T. Gregory, MD, James S.T. Yao, MD, PhD, Walter J. McCarthy III, MD, MA, Norman M. Rich, MD, and The History Project Work Group of SVS

5.  The American College of Surgeons Makes      History Come Alive By David L. Nahrwold, MD

 Section II. Cerebrovascular and Supra-Aortic Trunk Disease

6.  Prevalence of Carotid Stenosis Varies by Race By Aleksandra Policha, MD and Caron B. Rockman, MD

7.  Recommendations for Carotid Treatment among the Elderly By Kristine C. Orion, MD and Bruce A. Perler, MD, MBA

8.  The Use of Shunts for Carotid Endarterectomy By Kyla M. Bennett, MD and Cynthia K. Shortell, MD

9.  Outcomes of Interventions for Carotid Stenosis Secondary to Radiation-Induced Stenosis and Restenosis after Carotid Endarterectomy By Reid A. Ravin, MD, Daniel Han, MD, and Peter L. Faries, MD

10.  Intrathoracic Subclavian Artery Aneurysm Repair By Nicholas D. Andersen, MD and G. Chad Hughes, MD

Section III. Current Issues in Vascular Surgery

11.  History of the Development of Endografts in the Americas By Juan C. Parodi, MD and Frederico E. Parodi, MD

12. Retrievable Inferior Vena Cava Filters: Advanced Techniques for Retrieval of Embedded Devices. By Kush R. Desai, MD, Robert J. Lewandowski, MD, Robert K. Ryu, MD, and  Robert L. Vogelzang, MD

13.  Mentorship and the Generational Divide in Surgery By Melina R. Kibbe, MD and Marco G. Patti, MD

14.  Are Vascular Surgeons Unique? By Victor J. Davila, MD and Samuel R. Money, MD, MBA

15.  Interpreting Randomized Controlled Trials of Vascular Treatments: Why They Can Be Misleading By Frank J. Veith, MD

Section IV. Vascular Access

16.  Preoperative Planning for Hemodialysis Access By Godfrey Parkerson, MD and Karl A. Illig, MD

17.  Basilic Vein Transposition for Hemodialysis: A Review By Marc H. Glickman, MD

18. Dialysis Vascular Access and Transvenous Cardiac Devices By Haimanot Wasse, MD, MPH and Dirk Hentschel, MD

19. Management of Infected AV Grafts By Samir K. Shah, MD and C. Keith Ozaki, MD

20. Bioengineered Vascular Access Grafts By Ehsan Benrashid, MD, David N. Ranney, MD, and Jeffrey H. Lawson, MD, PhD

Section V. Lower Extremity Venous Disease

21. Endovenous Ablation of the Saphenous Vein for Prevention and Healing of Venous Ulcers By Randolph Todd C. Jones, MD and Mark A. Adelman, MD

22. Practical Techniques for Endovascular Treatment of May-Thurner’s Syndrome By Johnathan Rollo, MD and Brian G. DeRubertis, MD

23. Diagnosis and Treatment of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome By Richard Pin, MD and David L. Gillespie, MD

24. Nutcracker Syndrome: Current Trends in Diagnosis and Treatment By John V. White, MD, Connie Ryjewski, APN, Jennifer Grant, MD, and Lewis B. Schwartz, MD

25. A Different Way of Thinking about Varicose Veins By Thom W. Rooke, MD and Cindy Felty, C-ANP 

Section VI. Lower Extremity Arterial Disease

26.  Home-Based Exercise for Peripheral Artery Disease: Prescribing a Successful Regimen By Mary McGrae McDermott, MD

27. Femoropopliteal In-Stent Retenosis (FP-ISR): Classification, Prevention, and Treatment By Karen J. Ho, MD

28. Endoscopic Vein Harvesting in Lower Extremity Bypass: Technique, Outcomes, and Concerns By Raymond E. Eid, MD and Rabih A. Chaer, MD, MSc

29. Hemodynamic Adaptation of Vein Grafts and Treatment of Vein Graft Failure By Christopher D. Owens, MD, MS

30.  Indications for Treatment of Isolated Degenerative Femoral Aneurysms By Juan Carlos Jimenez, MD and Peter F. Lawrence, MD

Section VII. Visceral and Renal Artery Disease

31.  Visceral Artery Dissection By Armando Cardenas, MD, Courtney Morgan, MD, William H. Pearce MD, and Heron Rodriguez, MD

32. One- versus Two-Vessel Mesenteric Artery Bypass for Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia By Gustavo S. Oderich, MD and Thomas C. Bower, MD

33.  Inferior Pancreaticoduodenal Artery Aneurysms By Julia Glaser, MD and Ronald M. Fairman, MD

34.  How to Approach Aortic Aneurysms with a Horseshoe Kidney By Karthik Mikkineni, MD and Satish Muluk, MD

35.  Ex-Vivo Renal Artery Reconstruction By Sung Wan Ham, MD and Fred A. Weaver, MD, MMM

Section VIII. Upper Extremity Diseases

36.  Incidence and Treatment of Central Venous Catheter-Associated Upper Extremity DVT By Timothy K. Liem, MD and Jeffrey D. Crawford, MD

37.  Surgical Management of Lymphedema By Amanda K. Silva, MD and David W. Chang, MD

38.  Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis for Acute Finger Ischemia By Matthew A. Corriere, MD, MS

39. Soft Tissue Coverage of the Open Groin Wound with Emphasis on the Gracilis Flap By Lauren Mioton, MD Gregory A. Dumanian, MD 


40.  Upper Extremity Trauma and the Advanced Surgical Skills Exposures for Trauma (ASSET) Course By Col. (ret.) Mark W. Bowyer, MD, FACS, DMCC

Section VIII. Complex Arterial and Venous Diseases

41.  Outcomes after Interfacility Transfer for Ruptured Aneurysms By Matthew W. Mell, MD, MS

42. Aortic Aneurysms in Abdominal Organ Transplant Recipients By David C. Cron, BS and Michael J. Englesbe, MD

43. Complications of Indwelling Retrievable versus Permanent IVC Filters By Benjamin B. Lind, MD and Tina R. Desai, MD

44.  Endovascular Techniques and Outcomes for Acute Pulmonary Embolism By Christopher J. Kwolek, MD

45. Status of Robotic-Assisted Endovascular Procedures By Frederic Baumann, MD, Ripal Gandhi, MD, and Constantino Peña, MD

Section IX. Abdominal Aortic Diseases

46.  Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms in Women By Ulka Sachdev, MD and Jean Starr, MD

47.  Inflammatory Aortic Aneurysms By Robert Jason T. Perry, MD and Kenneth J. Cherry, MD

48. Utility of IVUS for EVAR and TEVAR By Charles C. Leithead, MD and William D. Jordan, Jr., MD

49.  Streamlining EVAR for Ruptured Aortic Aneurysms By Claire Matsumura and Jon S. Matsumura, MD

50. Benefits and Pitfalls of Upper Extremity Access for Fenestrated EVAR By Joseph Karam, MD and Luis Sanchez, MD

Section X. Thoracic/Thoracoabdominal Diseases

51.  Categorizing Acute Thoracic Aortic Dissections: DISSECT By Michael D. Dake, MD

52. Treatment Strategies for Thoracic Aortic Dissections By Mark A. Farber, MD and Raghuveer Vallabhaneni, MD

53.  Left Subclavian Bypass Revascularization in the Setting of Thoracic Aortic Endograft Placement By Kimberly C. Zamor, MD, MS and Andrew W. Hoel, MD

54.  Patient Selection and Repair Timing for Blunt Thoracic Aortic Injuries By David G. Harris, MD and Robert S. Crawford, MD

55.       Open Repair of Adult Aortic Coarctation By Harleen K. Sandhu, MD, MPH, Kristofer M. Charlton-Ouw, MD, and Hazim J. Safi, MD