Vascular Surgery / Stony Brook Vascular Center

Our vascular surgeons have been recognized for their clinical excellence by selection for inclusion in the Castle Connolly Guide, Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, representing the top 10% of physicians in the New York Metropolitan area, as well as by inclusion in the Consumers' Research Council of America Guide to America's Top Surgeons.

The Society for Vascular Surgery's Vascular Quality Initiative (SVS VQI) has awarded Stony Brook Medicine three stars — the top rating — for its active participation in the Registry Participation Program. This is the second year in a row Vascular Surgery has been awarded three stars and recognized for their focus on continuous improvement in patient care.

Due to the exceptional care of our vascular surgeons,  the Stony Brook Aortic Center is the first facility on Long Island to have a patient receive a new stent graft device that has just been approved for the treatment of aortic dissections. (read more)

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Our vascular faculty: (left to right) Drs. Nicholas Sikalas, Shang A. Loh, David S. Landau, Apostolos K. Tassiopoulos, Angela A. Kokkosis, Antonios P. Gasparis, Nicos Labropoulos, and Mohsen Bannazadeh (click on photo to enlarge). 

The Stony Brook Vascular Center, opened in 2015, is a spacious new facility that supports our growing clinical practice. It is designed to offer our patients clinical evaluation with the most advanced diagnostic tests and state-of-the-art procedure rooms for minimally invasive office-based procedures.

Our team provides specialized services for a wide variety of circulatory disorders. Our surgeons perform reconstructive procedures for occlusive and aneurysmal diseases. They have special expertise in:


Aneurysms and strokes can strike suddenly and without warning. That's why it's best to identify and treat underlying causes before symptoms appear. Learn about our vascular disease screenings today!


Demonstrating our commitment to providing the latest advances in patient care, our program in minimally invasive endovascular surgery offers a scope of diagnostic and treatment options which are unique in Suffolk County. At our Center for Vein Care — fully accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission — with offices in Centereach, Commack, Patchogue, Hampton Bays, and Southampton, our vascular specialists provide treatment for:

  • Acute deep vein thrombosis
  • Chronic venous thrombosis
  • Pelvic congestion syndrome
  • Varicose and spider veins
  • Venous ulcerations

Our specialists use the latest surgical and non-surgical techniques to treat varicose veins and spider veins of the leg, including new minimally invasive "endovenous" techniques that let patients get back to their normal activities in usually just a couple of days. No general anesthesia or hospitalization is required. Learn more on the Center for Vein Care's Facebook page.

For the evaluation and treatment of chronic leg and foot ulcers, they provide comprehensive wound care management.

Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory

To provide the best possible patient care, our Vascular Surgery Service uses the Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory of Stony Brook University Hospital. The Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory houses a wide variety of state-of-the-art equipment, including Duplex scanners and transcranial Doppler units, used not only as aids in the diagnosis of circulatory disorders, but also in the follow-up of a large number of outpatients.

Our Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory is complemented by an excellent special procedures division of the radiology department, which likewise has the latest in angiography equipment and CT scanners, at University Hospital.

The special procedures division provides service in all the techniques of interventional radiology, including balloon dilatation (angioplasty), invasive pressure monitoring, and therapeutic embolization.

Click here to learn about our vascular screening program. Watch these new videos about the program and two of our grateful patients:

Why Our Vascular Screening Program (0:30 min)
Testimonials of Two Grateful Patients (5:20 min)