Vascular Surgeon: Carlos Bechara, MD, FACS | Loyola Medicine

Carlos Bechara, MD

Carlos Bechara, MD, FACS


Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Associate Professor
Co-Medical Director, Vascular Surgery,Program Director, Vascular Surgery Fellowship

Languages Spoken

English, Arabic

Clinical Expertise

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Artery Blockage
  • Bypass Of Blocked Blood Vessel
  • Carotid Blockage
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Complex Venous Reconstruction And IVC Filter Removal
  • Endovascular Aneurysm Surgery
  • Endovascular Therapy
  • Leg Revascularization
  • Leg Ulcer
  • Renal Dialysis Access
  • Stenting Of Blocked Artery

About Dr. Bechara

Soccer, Tennis

Medical Education

Medical School
American University of the Caribbean, Netherlands Antilles
Tulane University - General Surgery
Baylor University College of Medicine - General Surgery
  • Baylor University College of Medicine - Vascular & Endovascular Surgery

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery Vascular Surgery


  • Invited Commentary Open Venous Bypass in the Era of Endovascular Therapy. Bechara, CF, Annals of Vascular Surgery
  • A rare case of fibromuscular dysplasia involving multiple vascular beds. Renz, C; Tehrani, N; Malach, L; Soult, M; Blecha, M; Bechara, CF, Vascular
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  • Extended use of the candy plug technique with the Cook dissection stent. Tehrani, N; Soult, M; Bechara, CF, Annals of Vascular Surgery
  • Managing Central Venous Access during a Healthcare Crisis. Chun, TT; Judelson, DR; Rigberg, D; Lawrence, PF; Cuff, R; Shalhub, S; Wohlauer, M; Abularrage, CJ; Anastasios, P; Arya, S; Aulivola, B; Baldwin, M; Baril, D; Bechara, CF; Beckerman, WE; Behrendt, CA; Benedetto, F; Bennett, LF; Charlton-Ouw, KM; Chawla, A; Chia, MC; Cho, S; Choong, AMTL; Chou, EL; Christiana, A; Coscas, R; De Caridi, G; Ellozy, S; Etkin, Y; Faries, P; Fung, AT; Gonzalez, A; Griffin, CL; Guidry, L; Gunawansa, N; Gwertzman, G; Han, DK; Hicks, CW; Hinojosa, CA; Hsiang, Y; Ilonzo, N; Jayakumar, L; Joh, JH; Johnson, AP; Kabbani, LS; Keller, MR; Khashram, M; Koleilat, I; Krueger, B; Kumar, A; Lee, CJ; Lee, A; Levy, MM; Lewis, CT; Lind, B; Lopez-Pena, G; Mohebali, J; Molnar, RG; Morrissey, NJ; Motaganahalli, RL; Mouawad, NJ; Newton, DH; Ng, JJ; O'Banion, LA; Phair, J; Rancic, Z; Rao, A; Ray, HM; Rivera, AG; Rodriguez, L; Sales, CM; Salzman, G; Sarfati, M; Savlania, A; Schanzer, A; Sharafuddin, MJ; Sheahan, M; Siada, S; Siracuse, JJ; Smith, BK; Smith, M; Soh, I; Sorber, R; Sundaram, V; Sundick, S; Tomita, TM; Trinidad, B; Tsai, S; Vouyouka, AG; Westin, GG; Williams, MS; Wren, SM; Yang, JK; Yi, J; Zhou, W; Zia, S; Woo, K, Journal of Vascular Surgery
  • Pulmonary embolism response team implementation improves awareness and education among the house staff and faculty. Brailovsky, Y; Kunchakarra, S; Lakhter, V; Barnes, G; Masic, D; Mancl, E; Porcaro, K; Bechara, CF; Lopez, JJ; Simpson, K; Mathew, V; Fareed, J; Darki, A, JOURNAL OF THROMBOSIS AND THROMBOLYSIS
  • The Impact of the Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion on Vascular Surgery. Eguia, E; Baker, MS; Bechara, C; Shames, M; Kuo, PC, Annals of Vascular Surgery
  • USMLE Step 1 Scoring System Change to Pass/Fail-Implications for International Medical Graduates. Aziz, F; Bechara, CF, JAMA surgery
  • Delineating the durability outcome differences after saphenous ablation with laser versus radiofrequency. Yoon, WJ; Dresher, M; Crisostomo, PR; Halandras, PM; Bechara, CF; Aulivola, B, Journal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders
  • Long-Term Hemodynamic Effects After Carotid Artery Revascularization. Lim, S; Javorski, MJ; Nassoiy, SP; Park, Y; Halandras, PM; Bechara, CF; Aulivola, B; Crisostomo, PR, Vascular and endovascular surgery
  • A Prospective Evaluation of Duplex Ultrasound for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome in High-Performance Musicians Playing Bowed String Instruments Adam, G; Wang, K; Demaree, CJ; Jiang, JS; Cheung, M; Bechara, CF; Lin, PH, Diagnostics (Basel, Switzerland)
  • Commentary: Eliminating Air From Stent-Grafts During Arch Endovascular Therapy: One Step Closer to Reducing Stroke. Bechara, CF, Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists
  • Comparison of propaten heparin-bonded vascular graft with distal anastomotic patch versus autogenous saphenous vein graft in tibial artery bypass. Kaisar, J; Chen, A; Cheung, M; Kfoury, E; Bechara, CF; Lin, PH, Vascular
  • Computed tomography angiography-fluoroscopy image fusion allows visceral vessel cannulation without angiography during fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair. Schwein, A; Chinnadurai, P; Behler, G; Lumsden, AB; Bismuth, J; Bechara, CF, Journal of Vascular Surgery
  • Contemporary Management of Acute Mesenteric Ischemia in the Endovascular Era. Lim, S; Halandras, PM; Bechara, C; Aulivola, B; Crisostomo, P, Vascular and endovascular surgery
  • Echocardiographic assessment with right ventricular function improvement following ultrasound-accelerated catheter-directed thrombolytic therapy in submassive pulmonary embolism. Doheny, C; Gonzalez, L; Duchman, SM; Varon, J; Bechara, CF; Cheung, M; Lin, PH, Vascular
  • Laparoscopic Peritoneal Dialysis Surgery is Safe and Effective in Patients with Prior Abdominal Surgery. Mohamed, A; Bennett, M; Gomez, L; Massingill, E; Le, L; Peden, E; Bechara, CF, Annals of Vascular Surgery
  • Lower Extremity Bypass Using Bovine Carotid Artery Graft (Artegraft): An Analysis of 124 Cases with Long-Term Results. Lindsey, P; Echeverria, A; Cheung, M; Kfoury, E; Bechara, CF; Lin, PH, World journal of surgery
  • Outcomes following operative management of thoracic outlet syndrome in the pediatric patients. Matos, JM; Gonzalez, L; Kfoury, E; Echeverria, A; Bechara, CF; Lin, PH, Vascular
  • Short- and midterm results for internal jugular vein extension for short right renal vein kidney transplant. Lu, T; Yi, SG; Bismuth, J; Knight, RJ; Gaber, AO; Bechara, CF, Clinical transplantation
  • The utility of the Agatston calcium score in predicting carotid plaque vulnerability. Yoon, WJ; Crisostomo, P; Halandras, P; Bechara, CF; Aulivola, B, Annals of Vascular Surgery
  • Thromboembolic Risk of Endovascular Intervention for Lower Extremity Deep Venous Thrombosis. Lindsey, P; Echeverria, A; Poi, MJ; Matos, J; Bechara, CF; Cheung, M; Lin, PH, Annals of Vascular Surgery
  • A case of gross hematuria with flank pain in a 16-year-old boy: Answers. Tal, L; Bechara, CF; Michael, M, Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany)
  • A case of gross hematuria with flank pain in a 16-year-old boy: Questions. Tal, L; Bechara, CF; Michael, M, Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany)
  • A novel technique combining laparoscopic and endovascular approaches using image fusion guidance for anterior embolization of type II endoleak. Zubair, MM; Chinnadurai, P; Loh, FE; Loh, TM; Lumsden, AB; Bechara, CF, Journal of vascular surgery cases and innovative techniques
  • Association of Airborne Microorganisms in the Operating Room With Implant Infections: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Darouiche, RO; Green, DM; Harrington, MA; Ehni, BL; Kougias, P; Bechara, CF; O'Connor, DP, INFECTION CONTROL AND HOSPITAL EPIDEMIOLOGY
  • Feasibility of three-dimensional magnetic resonance angiography-fluoroscopy image fusion technique in guiding complex endovascular aortic procedures in patients with renal insufficiency. Schwein, A; Chinnadurai, P; Shah, DJ; Lumsden, AB; Bechara, CF; Bismuth, J, Journal of Vascular Surgery
  • Long-term outcomes of staged basilic vein transposition for hemodialysis access in children. Kfoury, E; Demaree, CJ; Poi, MJ; Matos, JM; Bechara, CF; Lin, PH, The journal of vascular access
  • Long-Term Outcomes of Single-Port Laparoscopic Placement of Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter. Pan, A; Poi, MJ; Matos, J; Jiang, JS; Kfoury, E; Echeverria, A; Bechara, CF; Lin, PH, Vascular and endovascular surgery
  • Treatment Outcomes and Lessons Learned From Transilluminated Powered Phlebectomy for Varicose Veins in 1034 Patients. Lin, PH; Matos, JM; Chen, A; Kim, W; Poi, MJ; Jiang, JS; Bechara, CF, Vascular and endovascular surgery
  • A Rising Generation of Diversity in the Vascular Surgery Workforce. Itoga, NK; Woo, K; Bismuth, J; Bechara, CF; Grenon, M; Mitchell, E; Zhou, W, Annals of Vascular Surgery
  • Cost-effectiveness of revascularization for limb preservation in patients with marginal functional status. Barshes, NR; Kougias, P; Ozaki, CK; Pisimisis, G; Bechara, CF; Henson, HK; Belkin, M, Annals of Vascular Surgery
  • Impact of cumulative intravascular contrast exposure on renal function in patients with occlusive and aneurysmal vascular disease. Kougias, P; Sharath, S; Barshes, NR; Lowery, B; Garcia, A; Pak, T; Bechara, CF; Pisimisis, G, Journal of Vascular Surgery
  • Microbial isolates and their antimicrobial susceptibilities in inframalleolar foot infections. Barshes, NR; Rodriguez-Barradas, MC; Bechara, CF; Pisimisis, G; Young, EJ; Kougias, P, Surgical Infections
  • Minor amputation and palliative wound care as a strategy to avoid major amputation in patients with foot infections and severe peripheral arterial disease. Barshes, NR; Gold, B; Garcia, A; Bechara, CF; Pisimisis, G; Kougias, P, The international journal of lower extremity wounds
  • Natural history of an intra-aortic permanent inferior vena cava filter. Nguyen, NT; Barshes, NR; Bechara, CF; Pisimisis, GT, Journal of Vascular Surgery
  • Preliminary experiences with early primary closure of foot wounds after lower extremity revascularization. Barshes, NR; Bechara, CF; Pisimisis, G; Kougias, P, Annals of Vascular Surgery
  • Short- and midterm results of iliac artery stenting for flush occlusion with the assistance of an occlusive contralateral iliac artery balloon. Bechara, CF; Barshes, NR; Pisimisis, G; Bates, JT; Lin, PH; Kougias, P, Annals of Vascular Surgery
  • Surgeon-modified fenestrated endograft to treat ruptured juxtarenal aneurysm. Pisimisis, GT; Kougias, P; Barshes, NR; Bechara, CF, JAMA surgery
  • Validating common carotid stenosis by duplex ultrasound with carotid angiogram or computed tomography scan. Matos, JM; Barshes, NR; Mccoy, S; Pisimisis, G; Felkai, D; Kougias, P; Lin, PH; Bechara, CF, Journal of Vascular Surgery
  • Early experience of a transcatheter aortic valve program at a Veterans Affairs facility. Omer, S; Kar, B; Cornwell, LD; Blaustein, A; Levine, GN; Ali, N; Jneid, H; Paniagua, D; Atluri, PV; Bechara, CF; Kougias, P; Ruma, M; Preventza, O; Bozkurt, B; Carabello, BA; Bakaeen, FG, JAMA surgery
  • Right Ventricular Outflow Doppler Predicts Low Cardiac Index in Intermediate Risk Pulmonary Embolism. Brailovsky, Y; Lakhter, V; Weinberg, I; Porcaro, K; Haines, J; Morris, S; Masic, D; Mancl, E; Bashir, R; Alkhouli, M; Rosenfield, K; Mathew, V; Lopez, J; Bechara, CF; Joyce, C; Fareed, J; Darki, A, Clinical and applied thrombosis/hemostasis : official journal of the International Academy of Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis