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Ask the Klippel Trenaunay Vascular Surgeon

Dr. GiangolaDr. Giangola is the System Chief for the Division of Vascular Surgery for the North Shore Health System. Hospital affiliation includes; Long Island Jewish Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, Staten Island University Hospital, Southside and Franklin Hospitals. and former Director of Vascular Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital.


Dr Giangola completed his surgical residency and vascular surgery fellowship at NYU, Bellevue and the Manhattan Veterans Medical Center where he served on the faculty in the Department of Surgery and Division of Vascular Surgery from 1986 until 1997. He was Chief at the Veterans Hospital until 1997 when he assumed the position of Director of Vascular Surgery at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan. In 2000 Dr. Giangola joined Lenox Hill Hospital which is a part of the North Shore Health System.


Dr. Giangola’s clinical areas of expertise include managing Klippel Trenaunay Syndrome with minimally invasive techniques utilizing endovenous thermal ablation by radiofrequency and laser methods for, incompetent superficial varicies, perforators and anomalous intramuscular veins. He also manages symptoms of venous insufficiency with ultrasound guided sclerotherapy. Dr. Giangola states that these techniques are a particularly attractive option with this patient population and provide satisfactory cosmetic results and relief from pain and swelling in short-term follow-up.