The Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Division screens and treats patients with conditions that affect the blood vessels, such as aortic aneurysm, carotid artery disease and deep vein thrombosis. The division uses robotics and 3-D imaging to safely perform advanced endovascular treatments, including angioplasty and stenting for blocked vessels. These treatments can prevent stroke, save threatened limbs or stave off impending kidney failure. Minimally invasive endovascular procedures are also offered for people in which open surgery is deemed too risky. The division’s robust research program explores clinical topics of interest, such as the long-term outcomes of minimally invasive treatments for carotid, aortic or lower extremity arterial disease, and the evaluation of the endovascular repair of aortic aneurysms as an alternative to traditional open surgery.