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Frank R. Arko, MD

Vascular Surgery
Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute-Charlotte
1001 Blythe Blvd., Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704-373-0212
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Vascular Surgery
Cardiovascular Surgery
Endovascular Surgery
Vascular Medicine/Intervention
Medical School
Texas A&M University Health Center and Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Texas A&M University
Stanford University
Board Certification  

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  • American Board of Surgery - Vascular Surgery
Publications Clinical Interest
  • AAA
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aneurysms of the Aortic Arch
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Atherectomy
  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Renal Vascular Disease
  • Thoracic and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Aortic Surgery including Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Angioplasty with Stent Placement (CAS)
  • Carotid Stenting
  • Peripheral Angioplasty
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgery
  • Aneurysm
  • Angioplasty
  • Arterial Occluson
  • Bypass Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Disease Research
  • Hybrid Vascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Vena Cava Filter
  • Venogram
  • Venous Interventions

Frank Arko, MD is currently Director, Endovascular Surgery and Co-director of the Aortic Institute at Carolinas Medical Center, Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute in Charlotte, NC. He received his B.S. from Texas A&M University graduating Summa Cum Laude and his M.D. with honors in 1994 from Texas A&M University. He completed his internship and his residency at Scott & White Hospital, Texas A&M University Health Science Center in 1999. Dr. Arko completed his Clinical Vascular Fellowship in 2000 and his Endovascular Fellowship in 2001 from Stanford University Hospital, CA. He completed a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship from Stanford University Hospital in 2001. He is a member of numerous surgical societies including: The Southern Association for Vascular Surgery, International Academy of Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Homeostasis, Society for Vascular Surgery, International Society of Endovascular Specialists, Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society and American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Arko is part of one of the largest practices in the US for complex aortic reconstructions with placement of first in man graft for complex aortic arch aneurysms.

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