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Reese Wain at [NYU Langone Health]

Reese A. Wain, MD

  • Specialty: Vascular Surgery
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 516-633-1220
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About Me

I chose a career in medicine so I could make direct, measurable improvements to people’s lives. Medicine is one of the few livelihoods where the benefit to another can eclipse the benefit to ourselves. I chose vascular surgery because the procedures are fascinating and the challenges of each patient are different. With vascular surgery, I’m often able to provide people with immediate relief from pain or a life- or limb-threatening condition, which is incredibly gratifying.

At NYU Winthrop Hospital, I treat patients who have atherosclerosis, which is a buildup of plaque that causes blockages in the carotid arteries in the neck or the major arteries in the legs. These blockages can lead to stroke or difficulty walking and can impact arm and leg function. I also treat people with aneurysms, an inherited condition that causes arteries in the body to grow to an abnormally large size and rupture, and those who have varicose veins. For patients who require dialysis, I perform procedures in their arms to facilitate the filtration process.

With more than 20 years of experience in vascular surgery, I am proficient in open surgeries and newer endovascular procedures that require balloons and stents. My training does not limit the options I am able to present to my patients.

When I treat people, I provide them with honest and compassionate appraisals of their condition. I take the time to explain their condition in simple, understandable terms, and often draw diagrams to help explain complicated surgeries. I help my patients make treatment decisions as I would for my own family.

I have presented research studies on aneurysms, carotid disease, and blood clots, among other topics at numerous national meetings and I have been invited to lecture throughout New York state. I received the Fabio Giron Teaching Award in Vascular Surgery in 2014 for my outstanding contributions to the education of fellows, residents, and medical students in the field of vascular surgery. I have also been named one of Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctors” in 2016, 2017, and 2018.


Credentials

Positions
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
  • Chief Division of Vascular Surgery-WUH
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery (Vascular Surgery), 1999
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Montefiore Medical Center, Vascular Surgery, 1998
  • Residency, Montefiore Medical Center, General Surgery, 1996
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Winthrop Vascular Surgery Associates

200 Old Country Road, Suite 120
Mineola, NY 11501

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