Eric Wolhford

Eric Wohlford

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Vivian Gahtan, MD

Vivian Gahtan, MD
Appointed 12/01/03
Women's Health Network
8710 Upstate University Hospital - Downtown Campus
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-8272

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Surgery: Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Services
  • Upstate Heart and Vascular Center: Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Services

Research Programs and Affiliations

  • Surgery


Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, 2006, Endovascular
  • Residency: University of South Florida, 1994, General Vascular Surgery
  • Residency: University of South Florida, 1992, General Surgery
  • Internship: University of South Florida, 1988, General Surgery
  • MD: George Washington University, 1987

Clinical Interests

  • Vascular Surgery (Treatment of carotid artery disease, aortic aneurysm disease, lower extremity arterial isufficiency, varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency, dialysis access)

Research Interests

  • Smooth muscle cell migration, thrombospondin, extracellular matrix-smooth muscle cell interactions, vascular surgery procedure outcomes

Specialties & Certification

  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Amputation
  • Arterial/Venous/Lymphatic Malformation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Carotid Artery Aneurysm
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Descending Aortic Aneurysm
  • Diabetic Foot Complications
  • Diseases of the Thoracic Aorta
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Stroke
  • Subclavian Artery Aneurysm
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Varicose Veins


  • Adults and Children


  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Repair
  • Aneurysm - Aortic - Surgery
  • Aneurysm Surgery - Traditional Open Surgery
  • Atherosclerosis Endarterectomy
  • Atherosclerosis Surgery
  • Bypass Surgery for Atherosclerosis
  • Bypass Surgery for Venous Disease
  • Carotid Artery Aneurysm Surgery
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Central Venous Access
  • Debridement
  • Endovascular Aorta Treatment - Abdominal (TA-EVAR)
  • Endovascular Aorta Treatment - Thoracic
  • Endovenous Thermal Ablation
  • Fistula Surgery
  • Hemodialysis and Home Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Limb Salvage
  • Non-Invasive Testing for Vascular Disease
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Surgery for Carotid Artery Aneurysm
  • Varicose Vein Surgery
  • Vena Cava Filters


  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS), FACS

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital
  • Crouse Hospital
  • VA Medical Center


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