Overview

Overview

Sean P. Lyden, MD FACS

Cleveland Clinic's Department of Vascular Surgery performs more than 5,000 procedures annually for patients with a broad spectrum of vascular diseases at three inpatient, seven outpatient and four ambulatory surgery facilities. Our experts are national and international leaders in treating aneurismal disease of the thoracic and abdominal aorta, occlusive disease in the cerebrovascular circulation via both open and endovascular methods and the provision of dialysis access and minimally invasive treatments for venous disease. Our staff provides dialysis access to allow those individuals with end-stage renal disease to begin treatment. Many patients are also treated for cerebrovascular disease to reduce the risk of stroke.

Much of our experience is in re-operative surgery for patients whose original operations have been performed elsewhere, and the department serves as a major referral center for these and other difficult cases throughout Ohio and the surrounding states of Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Acting in close cooperation with the Section of Vascular Medicine (within the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine), cardiologists and radiologists, the Department of Vascular Surgery provides comprehensive services for all types of peripheral vascular disorders, including the new technology of catheter-based intervention as well as traditional surgical treatment for aneurysms and obstructive arterial disease.

The Department of Vascular Surgery conducts one of the largest post-graduate training programs in vascular surgery in the United States, and our academic work has been published in scientific journals throughout the world. Although the enormous volume of our activity is the hallmark of the department, we are proud that our reputation has been established one patient at a time.

While nearly one-third of our services are currently performed to treat those with atherosclerosis, we also provide a significant number of patients with care for aneurysms of the abdominal and thoracic aortas, and in increasing numbers, for those with venous disease. Our staff also provides dialysis for individuals with end-stage renal disease. Many patients are also treated for cerebrovascular disease to reduce the risk of stroke.

In addition to Cleveland Clinic's Main Campus, our staff also provides care in many neighboring locations throughout Northeast Ohio.

What We Treat

What We Treat

Our physicians specialize in the diagnosis and management of carotid artery disease, aortic aneurysms, and poor circulation to the legs and the abdominal organs.

Much of our experience is in re-operative surgery for patients whose original operations have been performed elsewhere, and the department serves as a major referral center for these and other difficult cases. 

The Department of Vascular Surgery provides comprehensive services for patients with all types of peripheral vascular disorders, including the new technology of catheter-based intervention as well as traditional surgical treatments:

Why choose Cleveland Clinic for your care?

Our outcomes speak for themselves. Please review our facts and figures and if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.

The Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and its affiliates perform a high volume and variety of procedures. In 2015, they performed 7,277 cardiovascular and thoracic surgical procedures.

Doctors

Doctors

Appointments

Appointments

By Phone

Cleveland Locations

  • Cleveland Clinic - Main Campus
    9500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44195
    Appointments: 216.444.4508

Eastside Locations

  • Cleveland Clinic Vein & Vascular Center in Mayfield Heights
    Medical Building 2, Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124
    Appointments: 440.461.1150
  • Beachwood Family Health & Surgery Center
    26900 Cedar Rd, Suite 32 North, Beachwood, Ohio 44122
    Appointments: 216.839.3800
  • Chagrin Falls Family Health Center
    551 East Washington St, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022
    Appointments: 440.893.9393
  • Twinsburg Family Health Center
    8701 Darrow Rd, Twinsburg, Ohio 44087
    Appointments: 330.888.4000
  • Willoughby Hills Family Health Center
    2570 SOM Center Rd, Willoughby Hills, Ohio 44094
    Appointments: 800.807.2888 or 440.943.2500

Westside Locations

  • Cleveland Clinic Vein & Vascular Center in Westlake
    850 Columbia Rd, Suite 102, Westlake, Ohio 44145
    Appointment 440.250.5760
  • Elyria Family Health & Surgery Center
    303 Chestnut Commons Dr, Elyria, Ohio 44035
    Appointments: 440.204.7400
  • Fairview Park - Dr. Droubi
    20990 Lorain Rd, Fairview Park, Ohio 44126
    Appointments: 440.356.1009
  • Lorain Family Health & Surgery Center
    5700 Cooper Foster Park Rd, Lorain, Ohio 44053
    Appointments: 440.204.7400
  • Lutheran Hospital: Medical Office
    6412 Franklin Blvd, Cleveland, Ohio 44102 
    Appointments: 216.696.1725
  • Medina Hospital: Medical Office
    970 E. Washington St, Suite 5A, Medina, Ohio 44256
    Appointments: 330.721.5700

South Locations

  • Vascular Surgery Office at Marymount
    Marymount Medical Building, 12000 McCracken Rd, Suite 351, Garfield Hts, Ohio 44125
    Appointments: 216.587.4280
  • Brunswick Family Health Center
    3574 Center Rd, Brunswick, Ohio 44212
    Appointments: 330.225.8886
  • Independence Family Health Center
    Crown Center II, 5001 Rockside Rd, Independence, Ohio 44131
    Appointments: 216.986.4000
  • Strongsville Family Health & Surgery Center
    16761 SouthPark Center, Strongsville, Ohio 44136
    Appointments: 440.878.2500

Directions

Go to Desk J1 - 5, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio.

Online

Use our secure online form to submit an appointment request 24/7. We will receive it and follow-up with you as soon as possible.

Physician Referrals

Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (ET):
toll-free 800.223.2273, ext. 49162

Your Visit

Your Visit

Getting the Most out of Your Vascular Surgery Consultation at Cleveland Clinic

We want you to get the most out of your first visit with a vascular surgeon at The Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. We know your time is valuable, and we will try to keep your wait time as short as possible and be as efficient as we can during your appointment. You may need tests or a visit with another doctor to help us get a complete picture of your health, condition and the best plan of care for you.

Please bring a list of all questions and concerns you and your family have about your health, and your surgeon will talk to you about them during your visit.

Release of Medical Records

It is important that you send all medical records and images related to your vascular condition to your Cleveland Clinic surgeon before your appointment. This allows for a detailed review ahead of your appointment, and your surgeon can go over the information during your appointment. It also helps to shorten your appointment time and avoid repeat testing. If you cannot send your records or download your images, please bring them with you to your appointment.

A release form is available online, and your doctor or hospital can send the information we need to review.

It is best to bring the actual images (usually on a CD) from tests such as ultrasounds, CT scans and MRIs. Please make sure your doctor/hospital sends the actual images and not just the report.

Additional Testing

You may need to have tests done while you are at Cleveland Clinic. Most of the vascular tests are done in the surgical department. We will do everything possible to schedule all the tests you need on the same day as your appointment. It is possible that you may need preauthorization from your insurance company, which can delay testing until the tests are approved.

If you have problems with your heart and/or lungs, you may need pulmonary function and/or a cardiac stress test after your visit with the vascular surgeon. The results of these tests will help your surgeon decide if surgery is a good treatment option for you.

Deciding on the Best Treatment

We will spend a lot of time getting information about you and your condition to make the correct diagnosis determine the best plan of care for you. There are many factors involved when surgery is the best treatment option. Your surgeon will talk to you about surgical options, including the approach (open, endovascular or combined). The discussion will also include information about your hospital stay and recovery, which may involve physical therapy to regain your strength.

If you have any questions, please ask! We are here to help you find the best treatment for your condition.

Research

Research

For Patients

Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute physicians, surgeons, and researchers continue to research into new treatments and therapies with the goal of improving patient care and outcomes into the future.