Andy Lee, MD
Due to the rapid increase in the size of the elderly population, the incidence of vascular disease is increasing nationally. Approximately 10 percent of patients seen in a primary care setting have clinically significant atherosclerotic arterial disease.
Among people in the borough of Queens, the prevalence and severity of
arterial disease is on the rise. The majority of patients with
peripheral vascular disease have concomitant manifestations of coronary
artery disease, hypertension and diabetes. These conditions often serve
as markers for underlying peripheral arterial disease (PAD).
The Division of Vascular Surgery treats large numbers of patients with atherosclerotic occlusive disease and aneurysmal disease. Our specialists are particularly known for expertise and quality outcomes in treating complex lower extremity arterial disease, carotid artery stenosis, and thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms. We have developed a multi-disciplinary approach to thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections in conjunction with our cardiothoracic surgeons. This team approach to diseases of the entire aorta, offers patients the best opportunity for superior outcomes. Minimally invasive office-based treatment of varicose veins is also available.
NYHQ’s new West Building features a state-of-the-art hybrid interventional operating suite, the only one of its kind in this area, which allows our surgeons the flexibility of performing the most advanced endovascular procedures with the latest imaging technology in a fully capable operative room environment.
We measure our results using the American College of Surgeons- National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP), which is rapidly becoming the gold standard for measuring surgical outcomes. NYHQ is one of only 19 hospitals in New York State and 200 nationally to participate in this program, and we have measured up favorably against some of the best academic university medical centers in the U.S.
We accept most insurance plans. For questions about hospital and physician participation in a specific insurance plan, please call our office at 718-445-0220. To obtain accurate information pertaining to individual insurance coverage, please check with the insurance carrier to discuss benefits prior to an appointment.
Appointments are made with the assistance of our administrative staff at 718-445-0220. For patients that require language assistance, a broad range of language interpretation is available.
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 718-445-0220
Andy M. Lee, M.D., Director of the Vascular Laboratory, 718-445-0220
K.R. Kurtis Kim, M.D., Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 718-445-0220
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