Desert Vascular Specialists

tel: (480) 890-0280
fax: (480) 890-2047


Desert Vascular Specialists (Chandler, AZ) provides comprehensive diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care, including both endovascular and traditional, open vascular surgical procedures. Our expertise in arterial and vascular disease is evidenced in the various procedures our vascular surgeons perform.

Our non-surgical and surgical vascular procedures include:

Minimally Invasive Endovascular Procedures

  • Aortic Endoluminal Graft Stents (ELG) - A fabric tube and metal mesh stent that is used to treat aortic aneurysms
  • Aortogram with lower extremity run off – A plastic catheter is used to find where arteries may be blocked or narrowing and determine how to remove the blockage; commonly used for peripheral artery disease or aortic aneurysm
  • Iliac Stenting – A tiny metal-mesh tube (stent) is used to open a narrowing iliac artery
  • Angioplasty – An empty, collapsed balloon catheter is used to open an artery to allow normal blood flow; a stent may be inserted to keep the vein open
  • Peripheral Stent – A metal mesh tube that is often implanted in conjunction with balloon angioplasty
  • Atherectomy – A minimally invasive surgical method of blockage of a large blood vessel within the body; commonly used to treat peripheral arterial disease


  • Carotid Endarterectomy – Removal of plaque from a blocked carotid artery to reduce the risk of stroke and carotid stenosis
  • Open Aortic Aneurysm Repair –The aneurysm is surgically opened and the diseased artery is repaired with a vascular graft
  • Aortic Reconstruction
  • Peripheral(Lower Extremity) Endarterectomy and Bypass – Removal of plaque from a the wall of a peripheral artery to reduce the risk of stroke . A bypass graft is an artificial or synthetic artery is used as an artery replacement to bypass a blocked artery
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy – Surgeon collects a blood sample to analyze for inflammation and risk of heart disease and stroke.

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Banner Desert Medical Center
  • Banner Gateway Medical Center
  • Chandler Regional Medical Center
  • Mercy Gilbert Medical Center

During your next appointment, don’t hesitate to ask Dr. Paul Vaughn about these procedures. We want you to feel comfortable and well-informed about your upcoming procedure. Call us with questions anytime: (480) 890-0280