- Vascular Surgery
Avinash Ganti, MD, is a board-certified vascular surgeon who specializes in the treatment of all conditions relating to the vascular system, or diseases of the blood vessels (the arteries and veins). He takes a special interest in the treatment of carotid disease, abdominal aortic aneurysms, peripheral artery disease (PAD), critical limb ischemia, and extremity vascular reconstruction.
In the field of vascular surgery, physicians are constantly trying to find ways to perform the same procedures in a less invasive manner with similar results, but with less cost, shorter recuperation time, and fewer complications. In his practice, Dr. Ganti utilizes a variety of treatment techniques which include balloon angioplasty, selective stenting, atherectomy, and drug-coated angioplasty.
Dr. Ganti received his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine and joined St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore for a five-year general surgery residency before completing a specialty fellowship in vascular surgery at the Kansas University Medical Center.
In order to maintain patency and achieve long-lasting results and benefits, Dr. Ganti takes a comprehensive approach to vascular surgery. A multidisciplinary treatment plan includes working with other medical professionals in the control of modifiable risk factors as well for the timing and planning of any interventions.
Dr. Ganti is an advocate for implementing an aggressive approach to limb salvage that includes vascular testing, endovascular interventions and open surgical procedures. By placing a greater emphasis on limb salvage, he hopes to increase the likelihood of keeping patients mobile thereby hopefully increasing life expectancy while decreasing life-altering changes associated with limb loss and the need for downstream health care.
Philosophy of Care
“There is no single treatment plan that works best for every individual. Each patient is unique, as is their management. For this reason, I tailor treatments to each patient based on their clinical indications, their goals for treatment, and their current physical status. The majority of the time I spend with patients is spent on patient education, explaining what their disease process is and the treatment options available to address their health issues. I don’t believe in taking shortcuts in the management of my patients, and I’m not a ‘cut-first’ surgeon. I initially typically apply non-operative strategies and lifestyle changes before considering surgery as an option.
“My father, who was also a surgeon, had been my mentor throughout my life. He has shared with me wisdom that I continue to use each day with my patients. I strongly believe there’s a certain timing window in which to operate and that it’s a delicate task to understand when to operate and when not to operate. Indicated intervention, or only taking action when necessary, is an important aspect of providing optimal care for patients.”
- Fellowship Program: University of Kansas Medical Center (2006)
- Residency Program: Saint Agnes Hospital (2004)
- Internship Program: MedStar Harbor Hospital (1999)
- Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine (1998)
- Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Vascular Surgery
- 2002 Medical ParkwayAnnapolis, MD 21401
- MedStar Harbor Hospital
- MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
- MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital