Donald E. Patterson, MD, FACS, a Vascular Surgeon with Evansville Surgical Associates

Get to know Vascular Surgeon Dr. Donald E. Patterson, who serves patients in Evansville, Indiana.

Dr. Patterson, a board-certified vascular surgeon, has a special interest in aortic surgery, carotid surgery, endovascular surgery on the aorta, peripheral circulation, and the treatment of varicose veins. He joined Evansville Surgical Associates (ESA) in Evansville, Indiana in 2012.

ESA was founded in 1969 when three surgeons combined their practices to form one surgical group. Since that time, the practice has expanded to include 23 surgeons, with offices in nine locations, making it the largest general surgery practice in the Tri-State area. ESA provides expertise in general surgery, colon and rectal surgery, peripheral vascular and endovascular surgery, breast surgery, thoracic surgery, endocrine surgery, complex abdominal wall hernia surgery, bariatric surgery, and oncologic surgery, utilizing advanced laparoscopic, thoracoscopic, and endovascular techniques to carry out many of these procedures.

After earning his undergraduate degree from Baylor University, Dr. Patterson went on to obtain his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School. This was followed by a residency at Texas A&M/Scott & White Memorial Clinic in Temple, Texas and a fellowship in advanced vascular surgery at the Arizona Heart Institute and at Pennsylvania Hospital.

A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the doctor is board-certified in vascular surgery by the American Board of Surgery (ABS). The ABS is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1937 to provide board certification to individuals who have met a defined standard of education, training, and knowledge in the field of surgery. 

Vascular surgery is a surgical subspecialty in which diseases of the vascular system, including the arteries, veins, and lymphatic circulation, are managed by medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures, and surgical reconstruction. A vascular surgeon diagnoses, treats, and manages conditions in the arteries and veins, also called the blood vessels. These specialists treat a range of health problems, from spider and varicose veins to life-threatening aneurysms, and can help patients manage chronic conditions throughout their lives.

Born in Passaic, New Jersey, Dr. Patterson is an avid photographer and a private pilot. Outside of the office, he loves spending time with his wife, Jean. 

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