About Me

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.
Highlights
  • 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

  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Spider Veins
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • 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

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Education and Training

Education History


Baylor University Medical Center
6/30/1981


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
6/30/1980

MD
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
6/15/1975

Academic Information

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery
4/14/1980

American Board of Surgery (Subspecialty: Vascular Surgery)
11/16/1984

My Department

Surgery

My Division

Vascular Diseases and Surgery

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Reviews

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

350 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.6 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.6 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.7 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.6 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.3 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.7 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.6 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

    Dr. Vacarro was very engaging and showed concern for my medical situation.

  • Reviewed on Dec 09, 2019

    Always good. Dr. Vaccaro and I share some moments of humor.

  • Reviewed on Dec 01, 2019

    Herequested a test the same day so I didn't need to schedule another visit.

  • Reviewed on Nov 27, 2019

    Great doctor and pretty cool person.

  • Reviewed on Nov 16, 2019

    Doctor was obviously rushed, but nice and informative.

  • Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

    good

  • Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

    Dr. Vaccaro called me very promptly, himself to give results of my CT scan he ordered.

  • Reviewed on Nov 08, 2019

    First visit with this provider spoke with him about 5 minutes and was told this appointment was not questions , they would be addressed once I received my alter sound and the nurse would schedule it for me.

  • Reviewed on Nov 06, 2019

    wonderful!

  • Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019

    Dr. Vaccaro is not only thorough in his explanations, he receives patient questions with interest and explains more in depth answers to put my mind at ease. He was my second opinion for my circulation issues, but he will be my dr. of choice.

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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.