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About St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
Division of Vascular Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery

Welcome to the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center. As one of the most experienced Divisions of Vascular Care in the New York Metropolitan Area we are excited to have you visit our web site. We provide all the newest therapies to deliver the best care to our patients with vascular disease. Our extensive Clinical Trials program also allows us to provide care that is not available at many other metropolitan hospitals.

Our Division is comprised of five Board Certified Vascular Surgeons, three Board Certified Interventional Radiologists and two ICAVL certified Vascular Diagnostic Laboratories staff by six experienced vascular technologists (several of who have been associated with our vascular labs for more than 20 years each). All of our staff members hold faculty teaching appointments at Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons. We maintain two fully equipped endovascular (“minimally invasive”) operating rooms, one at each of our teaching hospitals, as well as an endovascular peripheral procedure suite at the Roosevelt Campus. Vein Treatment Centers at both the Roosevelt and St. Luke’s Campuses enable us to provide the most up to date treatments for any vein disorder. We have numerous lasers, radiofrequency ablation devices and the most up to date imaging technologies to ensure the best and least invasive treatment for any vein disorder. All vein procedures are performed in a comfortable outpatient setting which is staffed by the vascular surgeon, a certified vascular nurse and an experienced vascular ultrasonographer.

Our goal is to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to ensure you and your family members the best outcomes. We recognize the complexity of vascular disease and provide the experience and wide range of expertise that is required for effective management. As part of our system we provide evidence-based screening and integrated care for our patients. Since appropriate planning, early detection and prevention of progression of disease are our allies in maximizing our patients’ outcomes, we place strong emphasis on appropriate diagnosis, risk – benefit assessment and minimally invasive techniques. Due to our unique environment at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt we are truly able to provide an integrated patient centered plan of care with our colleagues in cardiology, radiology, infectious disease, hematology and neurology. We use our state of the art facilities to diagnose and treat all vascular disorders.

We know that being diagnosed with vascular disease can be frightening. We take our time to explain the reasons that your disease process has developed and how to best manage it going into the future. Our caring and thorough surgeons will partner with you to provide the best care available. Many patients are surprised to find out, that although we are surgeons, the majority of patients we see are managed medically (without a procedure) by prescribing interventions such as medication and/or lifestyle modifications while we monitor your condition. Following a thorough physical exam, our physicians will help coordinate your vascular care, arranging for any vascular imaging tests (such as Duplex Ultrasound or CT scan) that may be necessary in order to make an accurate diagnosis and choose the best treatment.

Meet the specialists
Alan I. Benvenisty, MD, FACS
Director of Transplant Surgery,
Professor of Clinical Surgery, Columbia University
(212) 523-4706
John C. Lantis, MD, FACS
Chief of Division, Vascular/Endovascular Surgery
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery, Columbia University
(212) 523-4797
Donna M. Mendes, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Clinical Vascular Surgery, Columbia University
(212) 636-4990
George J. Todd, MD, FACS
Chairman, Department of Surgery
Walter A. Wichern Professor of Clinical Surgery, Columbia University
(212) 523-7481
Michael Dudkiewicz, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery, Columbia University
(212) 636-1411