Get to know Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon Dr. Nirav Patel, who serves the population of New York.
Dr. Patel is currently the Chief of Vascular Surgery and Medical Director of the Wound Healing Center at St. John’s Riverside Hospital. Dr. Patel has helped build one of the foremost vascular and wound healing centers in the area that include all the cutting edge technology that any big city hospital has including both open and minimally invasive technologies and procedures.
Riverside Health Care System, Inc. is dedicated to providing comprehensive medical and nursing care in a compassionate, professional, respectful and ethical manner to every patient. By offering excellence in medical care, nursing, state-of-the-art technologies, continuing education and preventive services, we are committed to improving the care we provide within each of their institutions and the quality of life in their community. They are open to new ideas, directions and initiatives that most effectively respond to community health care needs.
Dr. Patel graduated from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine with his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree in 2002, giving him over a decades worth of experience in his field. After his graduation he completed his residency with Wyckoff Heights Hospital. Wanting to further his training he then completed his Fellowship with Maimonides Medical Center.
Vascular conditions affect the veins and arteries in your body, which conduct oxygen to every living cell. Think of your veins and arteries as expressways or rivers. When there are traffic jams or road construction, or when dams break, trouble ensues. But in most cases, vascular conditions are highly treatable, often without surgery. It is important to see a vascular surgeon, even when surgery is not needed. Vascular surgeons specialize in treatments of every kind of vascular problem except those of the heart (treated by cardiovascular surgeons) and the brain (treated by neurosurgeons). A common condition such as atherosclerosis may show up in the legs, for example, but affects the whole body. Vascular surgeons will talk to you about how exercise, diet and medication can be the first step in regaining your health. When surgery is needed, vascular surgeons are trained in all types of interventions, not just one or two.
Learn More about Dr. Nirav Patel:
His profile with St. John’s Riverside Hospital, https://doctors.riversidehealth.org/details/266/nirav-patel-vascular_surgery-yonkers
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