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Matthew Blecha, MD

Matthew Blecha, MD, FACS

Surgery

Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Associate Professor

Languages Spoken

English

Clinical Expertise

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Amputation
  • Aneurysm
  • Angioplasty
  • Aortic Aneurysm Endograft Treatment
  • Aortic Surgery
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Arteriovenous Access
  • Artery Blockage
  • Bypass Of Blocked Blood Vessel
  • Carotid Artery Surgery
  • Carotid Atherosclerosis
  • Carotid Blockage
  • Carotid Intervention
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Complex Venous Reconstruction And IVC Filter Removal
  • Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dialysis Access Surgery
  • Endovascular Therapy
  • Familial Aortic Disease
  • May-Thurner Syndrome
  • Mesenteric Aneurysm
  • Mesenteric Ischemia
  • Mesenteric Stenosis
  • Mesenteric Venous Thrombosis
  • Nutcracker Syndrome
  • Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
  • Renal Artery Stenosis

About Dr. Blecha

Interests
Running, Chicago Bears, Skiing, Blackhawks Hockey, Chicago White Sox, Volleyball, Music

Medical Education

Medical School
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Residency
St. Joseph Hospital - General Surgery
Fellowship
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison - Vascular & Endovascular Surgery

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery Vascular Surgery
American Board of Surgery, Surgery, General

Research

  • "Modern Endovascular Therapy". Blecha, M; Gahtan, V, World journal of surgery
  • A rare case of fibromuscular dysplasia involving multiple vascular beds. Renz, C; Tehrani, N; Malach, L; Soult, M; Blecha, M; Bechara, CF, Vascular
  • Community Hospital Experience With Bovine Tissue in Infected Vascular Fields. Sowa, P; Soult, M; Blecha, M, The American Surgeon
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  • The safety of bovine tissue arterial repair in removal of infected prosthetic hemodialysis grafts. Sowa, P; Halandras, P; Blecha, M, The journal of vascular access
  • Thoracic Aortic Trauma : Who gets an endovascular intervention and how to optimize outcomes Matthew Blecha, Corinne Bunn, Michael Soult, Vivian Gahtan, Endovascular Today