Quality vascular care runs in our veins.

The paths to your heart are in
experienced, capable hands.

The average adult body contains more than 100,000 miles of blood vessels. Vascular treatments require surgeons to work with a multidisciplinary team that includes cardiac surgery, dialysis and subspecialists such as nephrologists and cardiologists.

Our collaborative approach makes us uniquely suited to handle any challenge that might arise.

Although we’re rich in surgical expertise, we treat the majority of conditions non-operatively. From diagnosis to minimally invasive procedures to traditional surgeries and long-term follow-up care, our team has more vascular service experience than any other hospital in the region.

Shorter lengths of stay and fewer readmissions.

St. Joseph’s Health Vascular team is known for setting a standard of low readmission rates and shorter lengths of stay*.

*Source: 2019 HANYS Market Expert Data – Cardiac Catheterization Product Line

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#1 Most Experience in CNY*

St. Joseph’s Health performs more vascular procedures than any other area hospital—and even more than the next two highest-performing hospitals combined. Experience matters.

Inpatient HANYS report 2016-2017


Recognized for excellence in vascular care.

At St. Joseph’s Health, “A Higher Level of Care” is the guiding philosophy driving our continuous improvement in all areas of performance, from technology to safety, and from efficiency to clinical outcomes. Here are just a few measures of our success.

High Performing in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

An aneurysm is a bulging, weak spot in the aorta at risk for rupturing. We’re recognized for excellence in repairing this condition, using the most-minimally-invasive techniques possible.

Highest-Rated Hospital for Safety

We are the only hospital in Syracuse to receive an ‘A’ Safety Grade during the COVID-19 pandemic for protecting patients from harm and providing safer care.

Top 50 Vascular Surgery Designation

We’re one of the 50 best hospitals in the country for vascular surgery.

Excellence in Vascular Surgery

We’ve been recognized for excellence in Vascular Surgery by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.

Five-Star Recipient in Carotid Procedures

We’ve been awarded a five-star designation in Carotid Procedures by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.

Five Star recipient in Abdominal Aorta Repair

We’ve been awarded a five-star designation in recognition of our performance in Repair of Abdominal Aortas.

Ranked #1 in Syracuse

Our commitment to patient care has made us a Best Regional Hospital for 6 years running.

In the Top 9% of Hospitals in the Nation

We were the first hospital in the region to receive Magnet® designation, the most prestigious achievement recognizing nursing excellence and high-quality inpatient care.

Comprehensive care for peripheral vascular disorders.


Aortic stenosis

Carotid artery disease

Chemoembolization of tumors of liver and kidneys

Dialysis access management

Endovascular surgery

Fibrinolytic therapy

IVC filter placement

Mesenteric arteriograms

Non-invasive vascular evaluation

Thoracic outlet syndrome

TIPS for portal hypertension

Treatment for mesenteric ischemia and GI bleed

Treatment of acute and chronic DVT

Treatment of peripheral vascular disease: angiogram, stenting, thrombolysis, bypass

Treatment of pulmonary emboli

Uterine artery embolization

Varicose vein treatment

Go with
your heart.

Your cardiovascular health deserves a higher level of care. We offer the most experience in the region, to give you the best treatment and procedure options possible — cross our hearts.

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Dorothy G. Griffin
Cardiovascular Center
1500 N. James Street
Rome, NY 13440


Russell Silverman, MD


104 Union Avenue
10th Floor
Syracuse, NY 13203


Stuart Blackwood, MD
Muhammad Khan, MD
Eugene Palchik, MD
Lawrence Semel, MD
Syed Zaman, MD