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 America’s “Top Doctors” for 2017

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

  • Vascular Surgery
  • Veins
  • Vascular Diseases
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic
  • Aortic Rupture
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm, Dissecting
  • Aneurysm, Infected
  • Aneurysm, Ruptured
  • Endoleak
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Procedures
  • Aneurysm, False
  • Aortic Arch Syndromes
  • Aortitis
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Carotid Artery Diseases
  • Carotid Arteries
  • Carotid Artery Thrombosis
  • Endarterectomy, Carotid
  • Carotid Artery, Internal, Dissection
  • Carotid Artery Injuries
  • Carotid-Cavernous Sinus Fistula
  • Carotid Intima-Media Thickness
  • Cerebral Infarction
  • Cerebral Revascularization
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Varicose Veins
  • Varicose Ulcer
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Upper Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Phlebitis
  • Postphlebitic Syndrome
  • Postthrombotic Syndrome
  • Peripheral Vascular Diseases
  • Limb Salvage
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Intermittent Claudication
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Gangrene
  • Diabetic Foot
  • Diabetic Angiopathies
  • Blue Toe Syndrome
  • Mesenteric Vascular Occlusion
  • Colitis, Ischemic
  • Cervical Rib Syndrome
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thromboembolism
  • Thrombectomy
  • Arterial Occlusive Diseases
  • Subclavian Steal Syndrome
  • Vertebral Artery Dissection
  • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
  • Vascular Fistula
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Arterio-Arterial Fistula
  • Arteriovenous Shunt, Surgical
  • Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Raynaud Disease
  • Renal Artery Obstruction
  • Splenic Infarction
  • Splenorenal Shunt, Surgical
  • Portasystemic Shunt, Surgical
  • Portasystemic Shunt, Transjugular Intrahepatic
  • Peritoneovenous Shunt
  • Brain Infarction
  • Brain Ischemia
  • Brain Stem Infarctions
  • Dementia, Multi-Infarct
  • Hypoxia-Ischemia, Brain
  • Infarction, Anterior Cerebral Artery
  • Infarction, Middle Cerebral Artery
  • Infarction, Posterior Cerebral Artery
  • Cerebrovascular Trauma
  • Stroke
  • Stroke, Lacunar
  • Vascular Surgical Procedures
  • Vascular System Injuries
  • Vascular Grafting
  • Primary Graft Dysfunction
  • Vascular Cancers
  • Venous Cutdown
  • Angioplasty
  • Angioplasty, Balloon
  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary
  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Laser-Assisted
  • Angioplasty, Laser
  • Angioscopy
  • Atherectomy
  • Atherectomy, Coronary
  • Balloon Embolectomy
  • Catheterization, Central Venous
  • Catheterization, Peripheral
  • Catheterization, Swan-Ganz
  • Embolectomy
  • Endarterectomy
  • Vena Cava Filters
  • Arteritis
  • Vasculitis
  • Vasculitis, Central Nervous System
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Telangiectasis
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Takayasu Arteritis
  • Rheumatoid Vasculitis
  • Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous, Central Nervous System
  • Hemostatic Disorders
  • Hypertension, Renal
  • Hypertension, Renovascular
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension, Malignant
  • Intra-Abdominal Hypertension
  • Hyperemia
  • Intracranial Arterial Diseases
  • Intracranial Embolism
  • Intracranial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Intracranial Thrombosis
  • Ischemic Attack, Transient
  • Ischemic Contracture
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Veno-Occlusive Disease
  • Embolism, Air
  • Embolism, Cholesterol
  • Embolism, Fat
  • May-Thurner Syndrome
  • Loeys-Dietz Syndrome
  • Leriche Syndrome
  • Scimitar Syndrome
  • Susac Syndrome
  • Anterior Compartment Syndrome
  • Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody-Associated Vasculitis
  • Arteriosclerosis Obliterans
  • Ataxia Telangiectasia
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
  • Budd-Chiari Syndrome
  • Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis
  • Churg-Strauss Syndrome
  • Compartment Syndromes
  • CREST Syndrome
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Endarteritis
  • Erythromelalgia
  • Fibromuscular Dysplasia
  • Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome
  • Hepatic Veno-Occlusive Disease
  • Lateral Medullary Syndrome
  • Lateral Sinus Thrombosis
  • Livedo Reticularis
  • Lupus Vasculitis, Central Nervous System
  • Mechanical Thrombolysis
  • Microscopic Polyangiitis
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum
  • Reperfusion Injury
  • Sagittal Sinus Thrombosis
  • Sinus Thrombosis, Intracranial
  • Telangiectasis
  • Telangiectasia, Hereditary Hemorrhagic
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Traumatic
  • Thromboangiitis Obliterans
  • Wegener Granulomatosis
  • Ultrasonography
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler, Duplex
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler, Pulsed
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler, Transcranial
  • Ultrasonography, Interventional
  • Echocardiography
  • Echocardiography, Doppler
  • Echocardiography, Doppler, Color
  • Echocardiography, Doppler, Pulsed
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Cardiovascular Diseases

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

University of Cincinnati


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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My Background

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery

American Board of Surgery (Subspecialty: Vascular Surgery)

My Department


My Division

Vascular Diseases and Surgery


187 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.6 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.7
  • Listens Carefully 4.7
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.5
  • Knows My Medical History 4.3
  • Shows Respect 4.7
  • Time Spent Together 4.6

14 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 08, 2018

Everything went very well. I could not realistically expect more.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2017

A good experience was that the provider called me personally after checking into something for me. It was nice that he called instead of having a nurse call for him.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2017

I had to lead the conversation, pull info out of him, he seemed to only want a one sentence diagnosis and leave the room.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2017

Very knowledgeable and empathetic

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2017


Reviewed on Dec 11, 2017

Dr was well mannered and professional. Had a bit of humor and kind. Didn't discount my feelings, which often happens when I have concerns about appearance and age.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2017

I really like my doctor,....he is a spirited character. Funny and easy to talk to. I do not feel he is an elite, he could be a friend, perhaps.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2017

very informative and provide options regarding my leg vein concerns

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2017

Professional, informative.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2017

We (family & I) appreciate THIS DOCTOR! He is EXCEPTIONAL!

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/28/2017, Dr. Vaccaro has reported no financial relationships with medical device, research and/or drug companies.