Dr. Garabed Nishanian, MD

Vascular Surgery •  Male • Age 54
  
Dr. Nishanian
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Vascular and Endovascular Institute of Orange County

16100 Sand Canyon Ave Ste 350 Irvine, CA 92618

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(949) 429-8840

Dr. Garabed Nishanian, MD is a vascular surgery specialist in Irvine, CA and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in vascular surgery.


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Dr. Nishanian accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Medicare Advantage PFFS
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
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Employer Group HMO
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Humana
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MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Optima Health
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Practice Areas

Peripheral Vascular Disorders

Peripheral vascular disorder specialists diagnose and treat narrowing or blockages in the blood vessels outside the heart, most commonly caused by atherosclerosis, a buildup of plague inside the blood vessel wall.

Typically treats 61% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nishanian treats Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Nishanian treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Varicose Veins
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nishanian treats Varicose Veins more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Nishanian treats this condition more than 82% of their peers

Venous Insufficiency
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nishanian treats Venous Insufficiency more than 75% of their peers

Dr. Nishanian treats this condition more than 75% of their peers

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Dr. Nishanian's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nishanian treats Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Nishanian treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Phlebitis
  • Superficial Thrombophlebitis
  • Thrombophlebitis
Varicose Veins
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nishanian treats Varicose Veins more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Nishanian treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Thrombosis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nishanian treats Thrombosis more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Nishanian treats this condition more than 75% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Arterial Thrombosis
  • Budd-Chiari Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Effort Vein Thrombosis
  • Intracranial Venous Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Portal Vein Thrombosis
  • Renal Vein Thrombosis
  • Thromboembolism
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Thrombosis

Dr. Nishanian's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Sclerotherapy

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Dr. Nishanian's Reviews

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4.1

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Spent 8 days in hospital with blood clots and serious infection from a procedure in the doctors office. Went back to doctor before the issue with a fever and sore leg and he was rushed to get out of the office so did not take temperature and was told to go home and take two asprin. That evening was rushed by ambulance to hospital with 103 fever. Almost died. Weeks of medicine, costs, and nurse visits followed. No office response, only blaming others.
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I think Dr Nishanian is a very brilliant,knowledgable surgeon.Dr. did a recent endarterectomy on me having been 80% blockage on the right side of my carotid and he went over everything in detail before and after the surgery. He is a very thorough, personable caring Dr. He saved my life as iam sure so many of his patients lives due to his skills. I thanked him with all sincerity for the surgery he performed on me.I would recommend him to everyone needing a vascular surgeon.
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Mar 28, 2019
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I've never had an experience as negative as the one I faced in this office. Your first warning should be that none of the phone calls you make during work hours actually get answered. I warn any potential patient from this ridiculous side circus, where appointments are routinely rescheduled because the doctor is on call (WHY MAKE APPOINTMENTS WHEN YOU'RE ON CALL?) and the moody teenage receptionist who repeats that the doctor will be there any minute, when she knows he's in surgery.
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SF in CA – Jun 04, 2018
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Excellent doctor...explains everything and does not rush you out...the newest and best equipment...I could not walk very much because of leg pain from bulging and painful blue veins on my legs...he said he could fix the problem with no pain and no down time..he was right...no discomfort at all now or even right after the procedure...he is the best.
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sylvia zappo in Irvine, CA – Jun 12, 2016
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The best doctor and surgeon. Had no complications or problems with my major surgery several years back. Have been going to him for 7 years. He recently did a painless procedure to rid me of my very painful varicose veins in one leg. It is a pleasure to walk now.. I recommend him to my friends and family.
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josie abdel in Los Angeles, CA – Jun 12, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Garabed Nishanian, MD is a vascular surgery specialist in Irvine, CA and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in vascular surgery.

Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Education

2000
Harbor UCLA MC
Fellowship Hospital
1998
Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Los Angeles
Residency Hospital
1996
University of Southern California Medical Center and Affiliated Hospitals
1993
Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Los Angeles
Internship Hospital
1992
Tulane University School Of Medicine
Medical School

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Locations

Vascular and Endovascular Institute of Orange County

Vascular and Endovascular Institute of Orange County16100 Sand Canyon Ave Ste 350 Irvine, CA 92618
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Vascular and Endovascular Institute of Orange County26800 Crown Valley Pkwy Ste 455 Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Hoag Hospital Newport Beach

Newport Beach, CA

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

Mission Hospital - Mission Viejo

Mission Viejo, CA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

UC Irvine Medical Center

Orange, CA

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average