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Jackson Health System offers minimally invasive surgical solutions for vascular disease through state-of-the-art technologies and treatments. Our surgeons have expertise in diagnosing and treating common and complex vascular diseases. 

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Jackson Memorial Hospital

The Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center is at the forefront of the development and implementation of minimally invasive, state-of-the-art medical technology to treat vascular disease. Led by Omaida C. Velazquez, M.D., the division’s chief and associate professor of surgery, a team of vascular surgeons conducts the latest clinical research, including the investigation of using stem cells to grow new blood vessels and alleviate blockages. Team members include Sheela Patel, M.D., Eduardo Milton Martinez, M.D., and Jagajan Karmacharya, M.D.

Jackson Memorial Hospital accepts the most challenging cases from its vast referral base, which extends throughout South Florida and beyond, and into North, Central and South America. More than 40 percent of our patients are referred from other vascular surgical practices because they need the additional resources provided at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

Specialized Services

The busiest medical center in North America, UM/Jackson offers a large array of technologies and infrastructure not available to traditional vascular surgical practices. Many of the Vascular Surgery Division's patients already have undergone procedures near home and are referred for revisions. The vascular diseases treated include those caused by atherosclerosis, vasculitis, aneurysmal disease, venous disease, lymphatic disease, and thoracic outlet disease. The division routinely achieves successful outcomes with cerebrovascular, aortic, renal, visceral, and extremity arterial reconstructions. Operations performed include:

  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Vertebral artery reconstruction
  • Subclavian, axillary, and brachial artery reconstruction
  • Arch aneurysm stent graft (endovascular) repair
  • Branch arch vessel reconstruction
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm repair (surgery or stent graft)
  • Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair
  • Renal artery revascularization by surgery or stent
  • Visceral artery bypass
  • Suprarenal aortic aneurysm repair
  • Infrarenal aortic aneurysm repair (surgery or stent graft)
  • Iliac artery aneurysm repair (surgery or stent graft)
  • Iliac artery bypass or endovascular repair
  • Lower extremity revascularization
  • Balloon angioplasty of appropriate vessels
  • Thoracic outlet surgery
  • Lymphedema surgery
  • Sub-fascial endoscopic perforator surgery for venous insufficiency
  • Dialysis access surgery
  • Treatment of gangrene
  • Varicose vein procedures
  • Trauma surgery
  • Temporal artery bypass surgery
  • Arteriovenous malformation surgery

A new endovascular suite completed in 2001 offers all the imaging capabilities necessary to perform high tech endovascular procedures.

Vascular Laboratory

The University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center's accredited vascular laboratory performs more studies annually than any hospital in South Florida (between 11,000 and 14,000). It is equipped with the newest Duplex Ultrasound Imagers (eight acquired in 2001).

To encourage efficiency, and the concept of "one stop" healthcare delivery, patients are asked to bring all appropriate studies and data with them on their first visit so a decision can be reached immediately and a plan developed.
If diagnostic angiography is necessary we are able to offer it at the same time as intervention, in most cases. This avoids delays and repeat visits to the hospital.

A large skilled intensive care unit team, and a talented anesthesia team support the team. After surgery, all rehabilitation options are available on site.

Jackson Memorial Hospital - More Hospital Info 1611 NW 12th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136

Jackson North Medical Center

The new Endovascular Institute at Jackson North Medical Center offers state-of-the-art investigations and treatment for peripheral arterial disease, or PAD.

If you are suffering from leg pain or cramping, pain after walking, erectile dysfunction, or if you smoke or have been diagnosed with vascular disease, you may benefit greatly by the variety of minimally invasive procedures offered through the Endovascular Institute and could avoid major vascular surgery or amputation. To learn more about our Endovascular Institute, click here.

Jackson North Medical Center - More Hospital Info 160 N.W. 170th Street
North Miami Beach, Fl 33169