Vascular Surgery

Phone: 863-680-7490

Vascular surgeons manage diseases of the blood supply to the heart, and treat various heart defects. However, cholesterol and plaque buildup can cause blockages and clots throughout arteries in the body. This is why vascular diseases include abdominal aortic aneurysms, carotid artery disease and peripheral arterial disease.

Inpatients requiring heart care are treated at Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center (LRHMC), a top ranked hospital which has expanded its service to include a comprehensive vascular surgery program headed by the expertise of board-certified Cardothoracic Surgeons Dr. Alberto Maldonado and Dr. Andres Medina.  Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center ranks in the top 11.7% of hospitals in the country as determined by the Society of Thoracic Surgery (STS) National Adult Cardiac Surgery Database based largely upon the contributions of Watson Clinic specialists.


  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm repair
  • Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting 
  • Angiograms(Aaterial and venous)
  • Angioplasty and Stent Placement (carotid, subclavian, brachial, aortic, iliac, femoral, popliteal and tibial)
  • Atherectomy  (laser, orbital or mechanical)
  • Arterial and Venous Thrombolysis, Angio-Vac
  • Renal and Mesenteric Artery Angioplasty and Stents
  • Endovenous Thermal Ablation, Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA), Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT)
  • Inferior Vena Cava Filter placement (IVC)
  • Endovascular maintenance of dialysis access (fistulas, grafts and catheters)
  • Intravascular Ultrasound
  • Bypass Grafts (subclavian, brachial, aortoiliac, and femoral-popliteal-tibial)
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Abdominal, Thoracic and Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm repair
  • Renal and Mesenteric Artery Bypass
  • Arteriovenous Fistual and Graft creation
  • Vascular Access catheters (Portocath, Hickman, Tesio, HeRO)
  • Varicose Vein Excision

Vascular Surgery Physician:

Dr. Andres Medina
Andres Medina, MD
  • Medical School: Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, MD
  • Internship & Residency: Mercer University School of Medicine/Memorial Health University Medical Center, Savannah, GA, General Surgery
  • Fellowships: University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL, Cardiothoracic Surgery & Heart and Lung Transplant
  • Board-certified: General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery
  • Fellow: American College of Surgeons
  • Member: American College of Chest Physicians, American Medical Association, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Florida Medical Association, Polk County Medical Association

Physicians & Providers

Andres Medina, MD


Watson Clinic Main
1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33805

Please call 863-680-7490 for additional information.