Dr. Mark Adelman discusses vascular surgery in an interview at NYU Medical Center. This program is part of FORA.tv's NYU Medical Center Wellness Series.
Vascular surgery is the treatment of vascular disease throughout the human body. The vascular supply for the human body is broken down into the arteries and the veins. The arteries carry the blood down out to the periphery, and the veins return the blood from the periphery to the heart to maintain normal circulation.
Diseases of the veins can be divided into the superficial veins and deep veins. The deep veins are most prone to clotting, and these clots can travel to the heart and lungs and may be life threatening. Separately, the superficial veins can be divided into large varicose veins and small spider veins. In any case, these veins may cause symptoms and are extremely unsightly. These are often treated using minimally invasive techniques.
Mark A. Adelman, M.D. is Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Surgery and an Associate Professor of Surgery.
Dr. Mark Adelman joined the NYU faculty in 1987, and became a tenured faculty member in 2004. He is Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Surgery and an Associate Professor of Surgery.
Dr. Adelman is well known nationally and internationally for his academic accomplishments. He has been an investigator in over 25 clinical trials and holds 3 U.S. and international patents for surgical instruments. He has twice been the first physician to place a new endovascular device into a human after FDA approval in the United States.
Dr. Adelman has published over 60 peer review publications, and is well recognized by the media. He has appeared on Good Morning America with Diane Sawyer and The Today Show with Katie Couric, discussing advances in venous surgery techniques. He is annually recognized to be one of New York’s best physicians in publications including New York Magazine and Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors.
His clinical interests include venous pathology, endovascular treatment of aortic aneurysm and carotid artery disease. Dr. Adelman is recognized nationally and internationally for his minimally invasive approach to the diagnosis and treatment of varicose veins and other venous diseases.
Dr. Adelman has served as president of the New York Society for Vascular Surgery, and is currently the United States representative to the Association of International Vascular Surgery. He has presented at vascular surgery meetings around the world including the United States, Argentina, Switzerland, Austria, France, Italy and England.
Dr. Adelman completed his medical school, residency, and fellowship training at NYU School of Medicine.