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Comprehensive, Multidisciplinary Vascular Care

From minimally invasive carotid artery stents to the most complex aortic and limb-preservation procedures, the Vascular Surgery division at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai offers robust, collaborative care backed by the latest in technology and medical science.


  • Provide minimally invasive transcarotid artery revascularization hybrid stent to help prevent or treat strokes in patients with carotid blockage
  • Aggressive growth in satellite locations to accommodate the increasing volume of complex procedures
  • Leading program for thoracic branch endoprosthesis implant clinical trials
  • Offer the thoracoabdominal branch endoprosthesis (TAMBE) study examining the safety and efficacy of the device for minimally invasive treatment of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Investigator-initiated basic research on diverse vascular topics such as proteomics and dissection risk prediction, with an in-progress biobank of surgical tissue


  • Major destination for minimally invasive and complex open aortic surgery as well as care involving approved and investigational devices
  • Multidisciplinary, collaborative care in limb salvage—with vascular surgery, podiatry, plastic surgery and cardiology teams—to save legs from amputation, including complex open-bypass procedures and minimally invasive methods to provide better blood flow and improved quality of life

Converging on Predictive, Personalized Medicine

An institutional grant supports ongoing biomarker and mechanistic studies using patient surgical tissue to better predict aortic aneurysms and dissections. This work complements ongoing clinical outcomes research, basic and animal model work, and AI tools to advance our understanding of risk factors, early diagnosis options, and potential treatment and preventive pathways for catastrophic aortic conditions.

success rate for endovascular aortic interventions in FY23