Dr. Wayne F. Yakes, MD

Dr. Wayne F. Yakes, MD

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Vascular & Interventional Radiology | Male | 63 years old

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The Yakes Vascular Malformation Center is the only international practice of medicine dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of vascular anomalies in all anatomical locations. The Yakes Vascular Malformation Center receives referrals both nationally and internationally. Vascular malformations are rare congenital and acquired vascular lesions that are extremely challenging to diagnose and treat effectively. Dr. Yakes has developed innovative management strategies with a goal of permanent ablation of these complex malformations tailored to the individual patient's specific vascular malformation type, anatomical location, and presenting symptoms.Read more

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Dr. Yakes is Director of the Yakes Vascular Malformation Center, an Interventional Neuroradiology and Interventional Radiology Specialist at Swedish Medical...Read more

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      Dr. Yakes says...

      Dr. Yakes is Director of the Yakes Vascular Malformation Center, an Interventional Neuroradiology and Interventional Radiology Specialist at Swedish Medical Center and the Colorado Neurological Institute in Englewood, Colorado. Dr. Yakes' early years as a student and ROTC candidate at St. Mary's grade school and Central Catholic High School proved to be the perfect springboard to his undergraduate education at Rice University, where he earned a double major in Biology and Psychology. From there, he earned his medical degree at Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Yakes first applied his medical knowledge in the military, serving nearly 12 years in the U.S. Army, including war service in Operation Desert Storm 1990-1991. He was honorably discharged in 1991. Dr. Yakes has sub-specialty training and certification in Radiology, Interventional Radiology and Interventional Neuroradiology. Dr. Yakes pioneered the curative treatment of vascular malformations with being the first physician to use absolute ethanol to curatively treat AVMs. Dr. Yakes has published extensively on the topic of the diagnosis and treatment of vascular malformations of all types, was invited and developed centers of excellence around the world to treat vascular malformations, has lectured extensively at national and international medical society meetings and universities, and has treated patients suffering from vascular anomalies from every continent. Dr. Yakes is Past President of the International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies (ISSVA).

      Dr. Yakes' Care Philosophy

      The Yakes Vascular Malformation Center is the only international practice of medicine dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of vascular anomalies in all anatomical locations. The Yakes Vascular Malformation Center receives referrals both nationally and internationally. Vascular malformations are rare congenital and acquired vascular lesions that are extremely challenging to diagnose and treat effectively. Dr. Yakes has developed innovative management strategies with a goal of permanent ablation of these complex malformations tailored to the individual patient's specific vascular malformation type, anatomical location, and presenting symptoms.

      Dr. Yakes says...

      Endovascular ethanol ablative therapy is performed under general anesthesia. A diagnostic angiogram is performed at the time of the first procedure and may be repeated with serial treatments depending on the type of vascular malformation present. Our high-volume center takes a multi-disciplinary approach to include the expertise of several specialties including anesthesia, pediatrics, pain specialists, internal medicine, hematology, plastic surgery, vascular surgery, orthopedics and wound care.  Most patients are discharged home the same day.  Discharge medications usually include a short course of pain medications and steroid tablets to aid in the resolution of swelling and inflammation from the procedure.

      Dr. Yakes' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      •  Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology
      •  Board certified in Diagnostic Radiology
      •  No malpractice claims found
      •  Sanctions found
      •  No board actions found

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        • Substance Abuse (7/14/2016)
        • Action Taken: Probation
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        • State: Colorado
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      Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More

      • Diagnostic Radiology

      Conditions Treated

      • Aneurysm
      • Arteriovenous Fistula
      • Arteriovenous Malformation
      • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
      • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
      • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
      • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
      • Thrombosis
      • Vascular Disease
      • Vascular Malformations
      • Venous Insufficiency

      Education

      • Medical School
        Creighton University School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1979

      • Internship Hospital
        Fitzsimons - Brooke Army Medical Center

        Completed in 1980

      • Residency Hospital
        Fitzsimons - Brooke Army Medical Center

        Completed in 1983

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Baptist Memorial Hospital

        Completed in 1992

        Walter Reed Army Medical Center

        Completed in 1984

      • Undergraduate School
        Rice University

        Graduated in 1975

      Languages Spoken

      • English

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      Specialties

      • Vascular & Interventional Radiology
      • Interventional Neuroradiology

      Procedures Performed

      • Angiography
      • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
      • Vascular Surgical Procedure
      • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
      • Venography
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