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Dr. Omaida C Velazquez has the following 1 specialty
- Vascular Surgery
Vascular surgeons treat and manage disorders in your veins, arteries and your lymphatic system to ensure blood circulation in your heart and in brain is the best it can be. They're well-versed on how your vascular system works with the rest of your body and they can treat conditions that may cause blockages or buildup.
They can perform many of the same diagnostic testing as interventional radiologists can, such as angiography and MRIs. In addition to diagnosis, they provide critical care and treatment for aneurysms, artery blockages and trauma injuries that involve your veins. They can also help patients manage diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol as well as treat artery disease. Treatment for more serious cases might include bypass surgery or surgery to remove plaque.
Dr. Omaida C Velazquez has the following 10 expertise
- Vascular Graft Occlusion
- Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
- Colon Cancer
- Vascular Surgical Procedures
- Arterial Occlusive Diseases
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
- Carotid Stenosis
- Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
Dr. Omaida C Velazquez is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Patients' Choice Award (2014)
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Dr. Omaida C Velazquez Accepts the Following Insurance
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
Ambetter Superior Health Plan
- Ambetter Superior Health Plan
- AvMed Empower
- Avmed Choice
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry FL Employer Group HMO Open Access
- Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
More about Dr. Omaida C Velazquez
Dr. Omaida Velazquez, a board certified surgeon, focuses on endovascular and other minimally invasive approaches in the surgical treatment of vascular diseases. She has extensive expertise in both open and endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms, open and endovascular treatments for carotid, mesenteric, and renal stenosis and novel treatments for critical limb ischemia. She obtained her B.S. from Stevens Institute of Technology in 1987 and obtained M.D. degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School graduating Valedictorian in her class of 1991. She completed her post-graduate training in General and Vascular Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania . In addition to her clinical training, she has pursued additional years in research and was the recipient of the 1997 Jonathan E. Rhoads Research Award. Dr. Velazquez is the Principal Investigator of an NIH-funded translational research laboratory that investigates endothelial cell biology, angiogenesis, vasculogenesis, and wound healing. She received the von Liebig Foundation Award for Excellence in Vascular Surgical Research (2001), the University of Pennsylvania Center of Excellence Faculty Scholar Award (2002), and the Joel J. Roslyn Faculty Research Award (2003). Her current NIH-funded research and Sponsored Clinical Trials focus on further understanding and advancing new treatments for lower extremity arterial occlusive disease and diabetes-related wound healing defects. Before joining the Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Velazquez served on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania for eight years and became an Associate Professor with tenure. Among other important professional societies, she is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and active member of the Society of University Surgeons, and the Society for Vascular Surgery. In addition to many other honors, she is cited in Who ' s Who in Medicine and Healthcare and Outstanding Scientists of the 21st Century. Dr. Velazquez is also the David Kimmelman Endowed Chair in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.
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