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Carlos Bechara, MD, FACS

Carlos Bechara, MD, FACS


Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Associate Professor
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


  • 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)
  • 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
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  • 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