University Vascular Surgeons are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the arteries and veins. These doctors helped develop stent grafts that are now being used throughout the United States for repair of aneurysms and clogged peripheral arteries. Endovascular stents often can be placed in the artery through a small incision, reducing post-operative pain and shortening recovery time.
Staff vascular surgeons lead East Tennessee’s only training program for vascular surgery fellows and have the only kidney transplant service in the Knoxville area. In addition to advanced surgical procedures, complete noninvasive vascular system testing using state-of-the-art technology and expertise is offered.
UT Medical Center’s Center for Transplant Services is home to the only kidney transplant program in East Tennessee and has performed approximately 1,300 transplants since 1985, with the first successful kidney transplant (sister to brother) performed on Feb. 28, 1985.
Physician referrals and self-referrals are accepted for the following.