Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Overview

Vascular surgeons carry out an operation. Vascular surgery team

Teamwork is key to the success of complex vascular surgery.

People with complex and serious conditions of the blood vessels and lymph system (vascular diseases) often find the help they need from Mayo Clinic vascular and endovascular surgeons. The clinic's experts provide coordinated and comprehensive treatment to people of all ages.

Our surgeons use advanced technology to perform vascular and endovascular surgery, including complex stenting procedures, blood clot removal and bypass surgery. Conditions treated include peripheral artery disease, aortic disease, mesenteric disease, nutcracker syndrome and carotid artery disease.

When you come to Mayo Clinic, you are cared for by one of the largest vascular and endovascular surgery practices in the world, with 15 surgeons committed to providing advanced surgical care at the clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota.

Collaborative care, focused on you

Mayo Clinic vascular and endovascular surgeons work closely with specialists in vascular medicine, heart conditions (cardiovascular medicine), nervous system conditions (neurology), physical medicine and rehabilitation, and imaging (radiology). This tradition of working together is why you get the right solution the first time at Mayo Clinic. Your care team develops a treatment plan tailored to your needs. And your evaluation can typically be done in a matter of days.

Pediatric surgeons consult with other pediatric specialists to provide comprehensive care for children. Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota is one of the few medical centers in the United States with the expertise to perform specialized pediatric minimally invasive vascular surgery.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mayo Clinic vascular and endovascular surgeons develop and use advanced diagnostic techniques and surgical treatments, such as balloon angioplasty and stenting, bypass surgery, and carotid endarterectomy.

Your surgeons discuss with you all suitable treatment options, which may include traditional (open) surgery and minimally invasive techniques. Together, you'll select the approach that's best for your situation. For many people, that might mean minimally invasive procedures developed at Mayo Clinic that produce excellent outcomes and rapid recovery. For example, someone with carotid artery disease may be offered traditional (open) carotid endarterectomy or an advanced approach called transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR).

Minimally invasive surgical techniques are used when possible. For example, people with nutcracker syndrome might undergo endovascular surgery to place stents to ease their symptoms. Mayo Clinic is one of the very few medical centers offering minimally invasive robotic surgery for serious disorders of veins and arteries.

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Conditions treated


  • Aortic aneurysm repair
  • Aortocaval fistula repair
  • Aortoenteric fistula repair
  • Arteriovenous fistula surgery
  • Arteriovenous malformation surgery
  • Bypass surgery
  • Carotid angioplasty and stenting
  • Carotid artery stenting
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Celiac artery bypass
  • Coronary angioplasty and stents
  • Endovascular reconstruction
  • Endovenous laser therapy
  • Ex vivo renal artery reconstructions
  • Inferior vena cava (IVC) filter retrieval
  • Inferior vena cava (IVC) placement
  • Laser ablation
  • Mesenteric artery bypass
  • Open vascular reconstruction
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Renal artery angioplasty
  • Renal artery bypass
  • Renal artery endarterectomy
  • Stenting to repair aneurysms
  • Subfascial endoscopic perforator surgery
  • Thoracic duct embolization
  • Thoracic outlet decompression
  • Thrombectomy
  • Transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR)
  • Vascular stenting
  • Vein removal
  • Vena cava reconstruction
  • Vertebral artery reconstruction

Innovative research

Mayo Clinic surgeons conduct research to develop and improve treatment options for people with vascular diseases. They are committed to bringing new options into use quickly and safely. In fact, they were among the first to use advanced techniques for treating complex aortic aneurysms, varicose veins, venous ulcers and vascular malformations.

Your doctor or another specialist on your medical team is likely involved in research related to your condition. Ask your doctor if any of Mayo Clinic's groundbreaking clinical trials are an option for you.


See a list of publications on vascular and endovascular surgery by Mayo Clinic doctors on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

Active clinical studies

Mayo Clinic researchers are involved in studies to evaluate potential treatments (clinical trials) for many conditions. You may have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials. Learn more about clinical trials in vascular diseases at Mayo Clinic.

Sept. 12, 2023