UNM Department of Surgery

Department of Surgery
Vascular Surgery Division

UNM School of Medicine
MSC 10 5610
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131
Phone: (505) 272-5850
cbaca40@salud.unm.edu

Vascular Surgery

Clinical Research

Our clinical mission is tied to our institution's commitment as being the tertiary referral hospital for the state. Our vascular surgery practice covers the full spectrum of both arterial and venous diseases.

We are leaders in endovascular therapies, as evidenced in 1999 by our Division placing the first commercially available endograft in the United States for repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. We also participated in CARESS, a the national carotid stent trial.

We have been able to maintain our cutting edge endovascular technology as our operating room is equipped with a fixed Philips imaging system. This specialized endosuite/operating room enables us to choose the best therapy, either open surgical or endovascular, for our patients.

In addition to our clinic and operating room facilities at UNMH, we opened an outpatient venous disorders center in 2010. Additionally, our group supervises the ICAVL accredited vascular laboratory at UNMH. This busy lab performs approximately 500 vascular lab studies monthly.