Vascular Surgery

In collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital offers excellence in vascular and endovascular surgery with the gentle touch that Newton-Wellesley is known for. Located in Boston's western suburbs, we are a convenient option for communities throughout Metro West, including Newton, Wellesley, Framingham, Natick, Dedham, Waltham and Watertown.

Through our collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital, we provide highly regarded vascular surgeons and state-of-the-art surgical facilities to offer world-class vascular surgery at our convenient suburban location.

The human vascular system is made up of arteries and a multitude of blood vessels that supply blood, oxygen and nutrients to every part of the body. A variety of conditions can result in vascular blood flow becoming insufficient to meet the body's needs. In many instances, vascular surgery is required to remedy these situations. Vascular surgeons are physicians who specialize in the surgical treatment of arteries and veins. Given the intricacies of the vascular system, vascular surgery requires highly specialized training and skills.

Our Vascular Surgeons & Leadership

Christopher J. Kwolek, MD
Chief of Vascular Surgery, Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Vascular Surgeon, Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Frederick Millham, MD
Chair, Department of Surgery, Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Member, Massachusetts General Hospital Division Chiefs Council

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Our physicians are available quickly for appointments and consultation.
For information, please call 617-243-5606.

In collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital offers excellence in vascular and endovascular surgery conveniently located in Boston's western suburbs - with the gentle touch that Newton-Wellesley is known for.

The human vascular system is made up of arteries and a multitude of blood vessels that supply blood, oxygen and nutrients to every part of the body. A variety of conditions can result in vascular blood flow becoming insufficient to meet the body's needs. In many instances, vascular surgery is required to remedy these situations. Vascular surgeons are physicians who specialize in the surgical treatment of arteries and veins. Given the intricacies of the vascular system, vascular surgery requires highly specialized training and skills.

Through our collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital, we provide highly regarded vascular surgeons and state-of-the-art surgical facilities to offer world-class vascular surgery at our convenient suburban location.

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Experience
Research documents the critical role that volume plays in successful surgical outcomes. Patients who must have vascular surgery will be happy to know that vascular MGH surgeons will be available at Newton-Wellesley Hospital who offer the most extensive surgical experience of hospitals nationwide:

  • MGH vascular surgeons established the first stent graft program for aortic aneurysms in New England and have the largest cumulative stent graft experience in the region, in addition to performing the largest number of aortic aneurysm and carotid artery repairs in Massachusetts.
  • These vascular surgeons have broad-reaching knowledge in cerebral and peripheral vascular modalities, developed a unique technique for spinal cord protection, and offer a full spectrum of diagnostic studies.
  • MGH vascular surgeons are part of the largest group of vascular surgeons practicing endovascular techniques in the region.

Excellence
A long tradition of excellence in critical care, innovation, education and research is central to the vascular surgery collaboration between Newton-Wellesley and Massachusetts General Hospital. The origins of contemporary arterial and venous reconstructive surgery began at Mass General in the 1950s. Pioneering and innovative methods of diagnosis and treatment continue to the present.

Patient Benefits
This collaboration is staffed by surgeons who are recognized authorities in their field. They use an integrated management strategy to bring patients an unparallel level of clinical sophistication.

The experience and specialized training of our surgeons enables them to use the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques. Patients benefit as a result with less trauma, better outcomes, lessened hospital stays and, in many cases, outpatient day surgery.

Personalized Multidisciplinary Care
An experienced team of specialists is available to you at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. We address vascular concerns ranging from leg pain and varicose veins to stroke prevention and aneurysm treatment. In addition to expert physicians and technicians, we offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment technology. By making one call, your concern can be set on the most appropriate course for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment.

Of prime benefit to our patients is the ongoing effort to discover, learn and utilize new procedures to treat vascular disease. An excellent example of this is our increased emphasis on the use of minimally invasive techniques. With fully credentialed endovascular surgeons, we are able to perform more procedures on an outpatient basis and significantly decrease the length of inpatient stays. These minimally invasive procedures are less traumatic to the patient and the family and result in better patient outcomes.
 

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