John Matsuura, MD, a Vascular Surgeon with East Hawaii Health Vascular Clinic at Hilo Medical Center

Get to know Vascular Surgeon Dr. John Matsuura, who serves patients in Hilo, Hawaii.

A fellowship-trained vascular surgeon, Dr. Matsuura works within the East Hawaii Health Vascular Clinic at Hilo Medical Center in Hilo, Hawaii. Some of the procedures that he performs include angiogram with intervention, arterial and venous reconstruction, aortic and iliac aneurysm, carotid endarterectomy varicose vein therapy, and arteriovenous access for hemodialysis.

The East Hawaii Health Vascular Clinic, located at 73 Puuhonu pl, Suite 100, has expertise in the diagnosis and care of patients with diseases and disorders affecting the arteries, veins and lymphatic systems, excluding vessels of the brain and heart. The providers are trained in the treatment of vascular disease by medical non-surgical means and work alongside other physicians, managing disorders related to the vascular system and performing operations to treat vascular trauma.

Upon graduating with his medical degree from the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Dr. Matsuura went on to further his education. He performed his residency in general surgery at the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University, his fellowship in vascular surgery at the Medical College of Virginia, and his research fellowship in vascular surgery at the Medical College of Virginia.

A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the doctor is board-certified in general 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.

Through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, Dr. Matsuura is a Registered Vascular Technologist & Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation.

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.

In honor of his clinical expertise, Dr. Matsuura has been the recipient of the Patients’ Choice Award (2017) and Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2017).

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