Medical School

Division of Vascular Surgery

Department of Surgery

Vascular Surgery

Welcome to the Division of Vascular Surgery

Patient Information

Clinic Locations and Appointment Contact Numbers

Conditions We Treat

Quality and Outcomes

Our Specialties

Endovascular Surgery

Endovascular Surgery at the University is an area of expertise for the faculty. These minimally invasive procedures spare patients discomfort and shorten recovery times. We perform both diagnostic arteriography as well as interventional procedures for both occlusive and aneurysmal disease.

Procedures performed include:

  1. Diagnostic arteriography
  2. Intra-arterialgraphy angioplasty
  3. Intra-arterial stenting
  4. Endograft repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm

Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms are the 13th leading cause of death in the United States. Our program for endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms is rapidly growing. This is a minimally invasive technique to repair abdominal aortic aneurysms which can result in shorter hospital stays and easier recovery for patients. With our unique two surgeon approach, we are able to repair not only technically easy abdominal aortic aneurysms, but we have been able to expand the technology to include those individuals previously considered not to be candidates for this technique.

Fellowship Program

The Fellowship program at the University of Minnesota, Division of Vascular Surgery is a fully accredited two-year training program in vascular surgery. We accept two fellows per year via the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Upon completion, fellows will be eligible for the Certificate of Special Qualifications in Vascular Surgery granted by the American Board of Surgery.

Fellows will receive training in open vascular surgery, endovascular procedures, and the management of patients with hemodynamic instability, multiple organ system failure, complex co-existing medical problems. Noninvasive vascular interpretation training is also included.

Go to the Vascular Surgery Fellowship page for program and application information.

Latest News

January 8th:

Hotline for heart doctors saves lives of Minnesota patients [Fox9 News]

There a doctor had the foresight to give him an ultrasound and detected the aortic aneurysm within seconds.

“Only certain centers in the state are going to be able to handle that problem. So it becomes very important outing hospitals have a way to get patients rapidly, to centers that can take care of the disease,” Dr. Rumi Faizer, a vascular surgeon at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. Dr. Faizer helped launch the Code Red Aortic Hotline in Minnesota.

When Weinmann’s doctor in Wyoming calls the number, he is immediately put on a conference call with Dr. Faizer, a cardiologist and an intervention radiologist. Together, they quickly put into motion the best plan for the patient, when seconds count.

Read the full story here - Fox9

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Vascular Conference Schedule

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Our Faculty

Associate Professor and Division Chief


Assistant Professor

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