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The primary mission of Vascular Acute Care Surgery (VACS) is to provide timely, high-quality care for urgent/emergent vascular surgery patients. 

Our multi-disciplinary team, led by highly-skilled vascular surgeons, incorporates the latest open and endovascular technologies to solve the most complex problems.

We have a dedicated team of surgeons, physicians and physician extenders available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide care for acutely-ill vascular patients.

For urgent patient referrals or transfers to the University of Maryland Medical Center, call Maryland ExpressCare at 410-328-1234. Download the UMMC MD Referral App.

Conditions Treated

Acute Aortic Syndrome/Bleeding

  • Aortic Rupture
  • Symptomatic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Acute Aortic Dissection
  • Acute Aortic Hematoma
  • Penetrating Aortic Ulcer

Acute Ischemia

  • Acute Limb Ischemia
  • Acute Mesenteric Ischemia
  • Acute Carotid Disease
  • Acute Pulmonary Embolism
  • Acute DVT

Vascular Infections

  • Wet Gangrene
  • Infection of Arterial Conduit
  • Groin Complications
  • Dialysis Access Infection