Gustavo De Jesus, MD, Vascular Surgeon with Vein & Vascular Experts

Get to know Vascular Surgeon Dr. Gustavo De Jesus, who serves patients in Lakeland, Florida.

As a vascular surgeon, Dr. De Jesus is able to treat patients with minimally invasive techniques, endovascular surgery, or open vascular surgical options. He serves as the Medical Director of Vein & Vascular Experts in Lakeland, Florida. The practice’s mission is to provide personalized, high-quality care on an as-needed preventive and interventional basis. 

For Dr. De Jesus, opening Vein & Vascular Experts did not come without great time and investment. His journey incorporates family influence, academic discipline, tough decisions, and a dedication to always put his family first. He prides himself in having only handpicked, expertly trained group of individuals to serve as members of his staff.

Born and raised on the island of Puerto Rico, he graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, School of Medicine in 2002. He went on to complete his residency in general surgery at the University of Puerto Rico in 2008, followed by his comprehensive training in vascular and endovascular surgery at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida in 2010. Thereafter, he earned his spot as the go-to vascular surgeon in San Juan. 

Having achieved the highest honors in both clinical and academic research, Dr. De Jesus is board-certified in both surgery and vascular surgery by the American Board of Surgery (ABS). The ABS is an independent, non-profit organization located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded for the purpose of certifying surgeons who have met a defined standard of education, training, and knowledge. 

Moreover, the doctor is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the Society for Vascular Surgery. 

Vascular surgery is a surgical subspecialty in which diseases of the vascular system, or arteries, veins, and lymphatic circulation, are managed by medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures, and surgical reconstruction. Endovascular surgery is an innovative, less invasive procedure used to treat problems affecting the blood vessels, such as an aneurysm, which is a swelling or ballooning of the blood vessel. As an expert in his field, Dr. De Jesus treats a range of health problems, from spider and varicose veins to life-threatening aneurysms, and can help patients manage chronic conditions throughout their lives.

Even after the time and financial investment in higher education, Dr. De Jesus emphasizes the necessity of being a lifelong learner while in the medical field. “I still read almost every day,” he said. And although the financial investment is surely paying back its dividends these days, the doctor states, “You can’t get into something for the money. If you want to be a doctor or nurse, you have to love what you do. Are there things that I need to do that I don’t like? Of course. But the actual work, the actual taking care of people and making them better and seeing them smile, that’s amazing.”

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Karen Johnson

Karen Johnson is an Associate Content manager for FindaTopDoc and responsible for working with distinguished physicians in documenting their significant accomplishments in their field. Karen is a CPR instructor and is a member of her local theater group.