For me, patient care is a continuum of mental, physical and spiritual support throughout a patient's lifetime and in a sense, is a lifetime pact between the patient and physician.
The focus of my practice is on vascular disease – both medical and surgical – with an emphasis on surgical care. Specifically, I concentrate on all aspects of vascular surgery, including endovascular surgery.
I became interested in vascular surgery because it stimulated me more than any other aspect of surgery. It’s very challenging and requires a commitment to performing very technically precise operations.
In my spare time, I enjoy relaxing with my family, reading books about the Civil War and attending Ohio State football games.
- America’s Top Surgeons
- Department of Surgery Teaching Excellence Award
- Castle Connolly awarded 2015 Top Doctor for Vascular Surgery
- Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2015–2019
Procedures and Conditions I Treat
- Venous Insufficiency
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Spider Veins
- Aortic Aneurysm
- Vascular Diseases
- Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
- Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic
- Endovascular Procedures
- Carotid Artery Diseases
- Varicose Veins
- Peripheral Arterial Disease
- Compartment Syndromes
- Cardiovascular Diseases
Locations Where I Practice
1800 Zollinger Road
Columbus, OH 43221
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Education and Training
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
9/1/1971 - 6/15/1975
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
7/1/1975 - 6/30/1980
Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX
7/1/1980 - 6/30/1981
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Surgery (Subspecialty: Vascular Surgery)
Vascular Diseases and Surgery
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Consulting and Related Relationships
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As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Vaccaro has reported no relationships with companies or entities.