Dr. Esteban Henao, MD

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Dr. Esteban Henao, MD


Vascular Surgery | Male

New Mexico Heart Institute 502 Elm St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102 Get Directions
(505) 841-1000

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Dr. Steve Henao is a vascular specialist with the New Mexico Heart Institute, the largest comprehensive cardiovascular care group and...Read more

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Patient Reviews (4)
in Rio Rancho, NM |
After three failed vascular surgeries for SVC syndrome in 4 months – two at UNMH and one at Mayo Clinic in Rochester – I was fortunately referred to Dr. Henao. He exposed an anatomic anomaly in the SVC that the three other surgeons had missed. He placed a stent to correct the problem and two months after meeting Dr. Henao I am once again able to pursue a full, active life. Thank you Dr. Henao for providing world-class vascular surgery right here in New Mexico!
in Albuquerque, NM |
Dr.Henao was referred to me by Dr. Gavaldon and I was put in the best hands. Dr. Henao is my miracle worker... I say this after 10 years of not knowing my diagnosis. I had suffered with pain everyday ... and in the short visits I've had at The Heart Institute I've learned that I have May Thurners disease... My body produces blood clots. I'm 38 years old and today I feel like I have a new quality of life. Dr. Henao was able to open up blood flow in my leg & now I have my life back....
in Albuquerque, NM |
My primary care doctor sent me to Dr. Henao when he found I had a abdominal aneurysm of my aorta. My family and I did our homework and discovered Dr. Henao was an internationally recognized expert and felt really comfortable knowing he was the guy to go to if you live in New Mexico. He is a straight shooter and is very thorough. I was in and out of the hospital around 24 hours and everything went real smooth from there on. This was the best medical experience I ever had. He's my guy.
in Albuquerque, NM |
Twice this good man has performed surgery providing me with stints in my aged legs. I am sure I'd be without one leg at least without his expertise. I'm 67 and have seen more than most, having been a personal injury attorney for 35 years. I would be highly sceptical if you claimed there was a better, anywhere.
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Dr. Steve Henao is a vascular specialist with the New Mexico Heart Institute, the largest comprehensive cardiovascular care group and center of excellence in New Mexico. He joined the practice in 2006. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch and was a Southern Medical Association scholar. He completed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and subsequently completed his fellowship in vascular and endovascular surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Henao's clinical interests include: endovascular thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, endovascular carotid surgery, hybrid open/endovascular lower extremity revascularization, invasive intravascular imaging and outcome studies in patients with peripheral vascular disease. He is currently licensed to practice medicine in New Mexico and carries specialty boards for the American Board of Vascular Surgery. He practices at the major health centers in Albuquerque, including the Heart Hospital of New Mexico, Presbyterian Hospital, and Lovelace Medical Center.

Dr. Henao's work has resulted in several book chapters, journal articles and over 60 presentations internationally on vascular diagnosis, treatment, imaging approaches, stenting and drug eluting stents, and venous thrombosis fibrinolytic therapy. He is currently involved as local principal investigator in clinical studies such as the ongoing BEST CLI study to evaluate the effectiveness of open versus endovascular therapies in critical limb ischemia, the IMPERIAL study to evaluate the efficacy of a new drug eluting peripheral stent, the TOBA trial looking at a novel tacking system to treat dissections in the lower extremity arterial circulation, the ROADSTER 2 trial studying a reversal-of-flow cerebral protection system for carotid stenting, the LUCY study looking at the benefits of low profile aortic aneurysm therapy and how it relates to women, and the LIFE study, looking at aortic aneurysm fast-track protocol - of which he was the highest enrolling specialist in the United States. He is active in medical device development, and recently performed the first-in-man Ovation iX Abdominal Stent Graft System successfully. Dr. Henao continues to improve patient care in the southwest by utilizing evidence-based vascular and endovascular surgery practices for patients throughout New Mexico Heart and the Southwest.

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  •  Specializes in Vascular Surgery
  •  Board certified in Vascular Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in New Mexico not available
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  • Vascular Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dilation
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic-Iliac Occlusive Disease
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Occlusion
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carotid Atherosclerosis
  • Carotid Body Tumor
  • Carotid Bruit
  • Carotid Dissection
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Extracranial Carotid Occlusive Disease
  • May-Thurner Syndrome
  • Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency


  • Medical School
    Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston

    Graduated in 1999

  • Internship Hospital
    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

    Completed in 2000

  • Residency Hospital
    Texas Tech Health Sciences Center

    Completed in 2004

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Baylor College Of Medicine, Debakey Department Of Surgery

    Completed in 2006

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Texas / Austin Campus

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Vascular Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Aneurysm Stenting
  • Aortic Aneurysm Stent Grafting
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Visceral Aorta
  • Heart Surgery
  • Laparotomy
  • Mechanical Thrombectomy
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Peripheral Angiograms
  • Peripheral Angioplasty
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Peripheral Arterial Puncture
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgical Procedures
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Stent Grafting
  • Stent-Assisted Carotid Angioplasty
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombolysis
  • Uterine Artery Embolization
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous and Arterial Thrombolysis