University of Cincinnati, Department of Surgery

Vascular Surgery

Division of Vascular Surgery

The Division of Vascular Surgery offers a full range of minimally invasive procedures and operates as a regional center for the treatment of complex vascular problems. The Division performs standard vascular procedures for abnormal enlargement of arteries in the chest and abdomen, repair of previous aortic surgery, and bypass to bring blood flow around blocked arteries in the leg.

The Division was one of the first academic vascular practices in this country to develop a formal program in endovascular surgery and remains a recognized leader in the clinical applications of this rapidly evolving field.

Cincinnati Surgery: Vascular

Innovations in vascular care include laparoscopic aortic procedures and minimally invasive approaches for critical limb ischemia. Dr. Giglia is one of only a few surgeons in the country who perform laparoscopic aortobifemoral bypass to treat aortoiliac arterial occlusive disease. Dr. Meier specializes in general vascular surgery, management of diabetic vascular disease, wound healing, and stroke prevention.

The Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program offers conventional and endovascular training in addition to comprehensive non-invasive vascular lab training.

The Division holds several free vascular screenings per year at University Pointe and University Hospital. Dr. Giglia was a 2007 “Health Care Hero” Finalist in the Innovator Category for his laparoscopic approach to aortobifemoral bypass, sponsored by the Cincinnati Business Courier. Both Drs. Giglia and Meier have been listed among “Top Docs” in vascular surgery by Cincinnati Magazine.