Patrick Vaccaro

Patrick Vaccaro, MD

  • Vascular Surgery

Appointments: (614) 293-8536

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.


  • 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,” 2015–2018

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Vascular Diseases
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic
  • Endovascular Procedures
  • Carotid Artery Diseases
  • Varicose Veins
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Compartment Syndromes
  • Cardiovascular Diseases

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree




General Surgery
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/1975 - 6/30/1980


Cardiovascular Surgery
Baylor University Medical Center
7/1/1980 - 6/30/1981

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Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery

American Board of Surgery (Subspecialty: Vascular Surgery)

My Department


My Division

Vascular Diseases and Surgery


273 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.6 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.6
  • Listens Carefully 4.7
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.5
  • Knows My Medical History 4.2
  • Shows Respect 4.7
  • Time Spent Together 4.6

54 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 06, 2018

Arrogant, left the room abruptly without answering all of my questions, poor attitude when I spoke about my concerns, did not show much respect towards me.

Reviewed on Oct 03, 2018

Am very pleased to be under Dr. Vaccaro's care. He is professional and explains things well.

Reviewed on Oct 03, 2018

Dr. Vaccaro was friendly as always. He answered my questions in a way that I understood and he DID NOT MAKE ME FEEL STUPID.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2018

When a provider has been in a field for a long time, he may take for granted that the patient is at the same level as him - Medically. I felt he didn't get his knowledge across to me the same way he would have 30 years ago. Go slow. Start by assuming the patient knows nothing. Explain every thing.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

Very professional

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2018

Cocky, arrogant, disrespectful.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2018

Very good professional.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2018

No bad experiences.

Reviewed on Aug 09, 2018

Best vascular surgeon around also great personality! Good sense of humor.

Reviewed on Aug 06, 2018


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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Vaccaro has reported no relationships with companies or entities.