´╗┐Dr. Charles-Harris was the Director of the new Endovascular Institute of Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine from 2011 till 2014. Dr. Charles-Harris is a long-standing surgeon serving the North Miami community for over a decade, with expertise in Vascular and Endovascular procedures. Within the past five years alone, he has performed over 1600 endovascular procedures.

The Endovascular Institute specializes in the minimally-invasive approach to treating blood vessel disease from inside the vessel using catheters, balloons, and stents. Common ailments which can be treated through endovascular means are peripheral artery occlusions; common, external, and internal iliac artery occlusions; renal artery stenosis; carotid artery stenosis; and abdominal aortic aneurysms. Renal failure patients also benefit from these procedures by treating AV-fistulas and AV-graft occlusions, pseudoaneurysms, and thrombosed vessels. Using modern, State-of-the-Art Digital and Low-Radiation equipment, the Institute will provide the latest technology in the treatment of Endovascular procedures.

Ten million Americans suffer from arteriosclerosis - fatty deposits in the arteries, which leads to narrowing of the vessels and peripheral arterial disease, or PAD. PAD is the leading cause of disability among men and women over age 50 as well as those with diabetes.

If you are suffering from leg pain or cramping, pain after walking, erectile dysfunction, or if you smoke or have been diagnosed with vascular disease, you may benefit greatly by the variety of minimally invasive procedures offered through the Endovascular Institute and could avoid major vascular surgery or amputation.

To learn more about our services and/or access a screening tool to help determine if you might have PAD, click on the "PAD Screening" link above, call 1-855-CURE-PAD or contact our office at 305-691-2941. 

Pictures from within the Endovascular Suite at Jackson North Medical Center