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Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
525 East 68th Street , Starr 8
New York, NY 10065
Fax
(212) 746-5812
Call
(646) 962-8450

Personal Statement

As a board-certified surgeon with clinical expertise in vascular and endovascular surgery, it is my mission to provide compassionate patient care and offer state-of-the-art treatment options for the full spectrum of vascular disease.  My experience with both complex open operations as well as advanced endovascular procedures allows me to develop individualized surgical plans that best meet the needs of each patient.  Using cutting edge technology, I offer minimally invasive surgical approaches aimed at reducing post-operative pain, scarring, and length of hospitalization.  I strive to create lifelong relationships with each of my patients to ensure continued success in achieving excellent medical outcomes and to maximize quality of life.

Specialties & Expertise

Expertise

  • Peripheral Vascular Surgery
  • Arterial Insufficiency
  • Arterial Blockage
  • Lower Limb Ischemia
  • Poor Leg Circulation
  • Claudication In Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Diabetic Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Leg Bypass Surgery
  • Limb Preservation/ Salvage
  • Vascular Complications of Diabetes
  • Diabetic Wound Care
  • Aortic Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Splenic Artery
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Popliteal Aneurysm Repair
  • Renovascular Disease
  • Intestinal Artery Stent
  • Intestinal Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Fistulas For Dialysis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Varicose Veins
  • Endovenous Laser Ablation
  • Sclerotherapy of Varicose Vein
  • RFA (Radiofrequency Ablation) of Varicose Vein of Leg
  • DVT (Deep Venous Thrombosis)
  • Minimally Invasive Vascular Surgery
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • Arterial Stents
  • Angioplasty, Percutaneous Transluminal
  • Balloon Angioplasty of Artery
  • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
  • Transcatheter Embolization
  • Minimally Invasive Arterial Bypass
  • Minimally Invasive Arterial Reconstruction
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Carotid Artery Surgery

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - PPO
  • AETNA - Medicare
  • AETNA - HMO
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Blue Priority Network
  • CIGNA
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • POMCO
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • VNSNY CHOICE - HMO

Qualifications

Board Certifications

  • Surgery

Clinical & Academic Positions

Assistant Attending Surgeon
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.D., New York University School of Medicine, 2009
  • B.S., University of Michigan, 2005

Biography

Christopher J. Agrusa, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine and an Assistant Attending Surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Dr. Agrusa graduated from the University of Michigan in 2005 with a B.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology and went on to obtain his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine in 2009.  After medical school, Dr. Agrusa completed his general surgical residency at the NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City.  During his residency, Dr. Agrusa dedicated two years as a Research Fellow in the Neuberger Berman Lung Cancer Research Center where he studied the cellular and molecular pathways involved in non-small cell lung cancer metastasis.  After residency, Dr. Agrusa completed a two-year ACGME accredited fellowship in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell and Columbia University Medical Centers. 

Dr. Agrusa is a board-certified surgeon with expertise in vascular and endovascular surgery.  He specializes in advanced minimally invasive endovascular procedures for the treatment of many vascular pathologies.  His clinical interests include aortic aneurysms and dissections, carotid artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, limb salvage, hemodialysis access creation, thoracic outlet syndrome, and venous disease.

Dr. Agrusa’s academic interests focus on clinical research within the field of vascular surgery.   He has authored multiple publications for peer-reviewed journals as well as book chapters in surgical textbooks and has presented his research at regional and national meetings.   He is a candidate member of the Society for Vascular Surgery.