The vascular surgeons at Community Heart and Vascular Hospital are board certified experts in vascular surgery, a surgical specialty focused on the circulatory system outside the heart. Our surgeons perform all common vascular surgeries to treat vascular disease, such as carotid stenting, sclerotherapy, angioplasty, atherectomy, bypass surgery, thrombectomy and other related procedures.
To be referred to a vascular surgeon, please call 800-777-7775.
What is vascular surgery?
Vascular surgery is a surgical specialty that involves treatment of the vascular, or circulatory, system (arteries and veins) outside the heart. Most often, vascular disease affects blood flow, either by blocking or weakening blood vessels, or by damaging the valves that are found in veins. Organs and other body structures may be damaged by vascular disease as a result of decreased or completely blocked blood flow.
Common causes of vascular conditions and diseases include atherosclerosis (plaque build-up), embolus/thrombus (blockage/clots), inflammation and trauma involving blood vessels. Two examples of vascular diseases and effects are coronary artery disease (heart attack, angina) and peripheral vascular disease (deep vein thrombosis, or DVT).
Meet the vascular surgeons
Dr. Guttikonda received his medical degree from Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine. He completed his residency and a fellowship at the Ohio State University Medical Center.
Dr. Guttikonda is board certified in vascular surgery.
Dr. Hansen received his medical degree from University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed his residency and a fellowship at the Hennepin County Medical Center in downtown Minneapolis.
Dr. Hansen is board certified in vascular surgery.
Dr. Jacob graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed an internship and his residency at the Western Reserve Care System in Youngstown, Ohio, followed by a fellowship at McMaster University Medical Center in Hamilton, Canada.
Dr. Jacob is board certified in vascular surgery.
Dr. Hari Kumar joined Community Heart and Vascular in October 2014. He attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed his general surgery residency at Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed a vascular surgery fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
Dr. Kumar is board certified in vascular surgery.
Dr. Richard Ofstein was born in Indianapolis and grew up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He obtained his degree in cellular and molecular biology from the University of Michigan. Following his undergraduate degree, he returned home for medical school at the University of South Dakota School of Medicine. He then completed his general surgery residency at Indiana University, followed by his vascular surgery fellowship at St. Louis University.
Dr. Ofstein is board certified in vascular surgery. His special interests include the endovascular treatment of aortic and peripheral vascular disease.
Dr. Weinberger attended the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) earning a bachelor of science in biology with distinction. His medical degree is from Wayne State University School of Medicine (Detroit, MI). He trained in general surgery at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. Dr. Weinberger comes to us from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation where he completed a fellowship in vascular surgery.
Dr. Weinberger is board certified in general surgery and vascular surgery.
You may also receive care from nurse practitioners who have special training in assisting in cardiac, vascular and thoracic surgeries.