Tony S. Das, MD, FACP, FACC
Dr. Das is a board-certified interventional cardiologist and the first cardiologist in Dallas to specifically obtain board certification in Endovascular Interventions for peripheral vascular disease through the SMVB (Society for Vascular Medicine). He specializes in minimally invasive, non-surgical therapy for heart and peripheral vascular disease. He has advanced training in coronary stent, carotid artery stent, abdominal aneurysm stent-grafts and complex peripheral vascular disease treatments including laser, atherectomy, and totally occluded arteries (CTOs). Dr. Das graduated with high honors from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in 1990. He went on to medical residency at Harvard Medical School's Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston from 1990 until 1993. He then completed a fellowship in interventional cardiology and peripheral vascular disease from 1993 until 1996 at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston, where he served as chief cardiology fellow.
Dr. Das has been in private practice with CIVA since 1996 and has quickly emerged as a nationally recognized expert in complex coronary and peripheral vascular interventional procedures. Dr. Das maintains an active second opinion clinic for offering alternative, less invasive interventional options to patients instead of open surgery for vascular disease. Dr. Das has gained great respect among his cardiac and surgical colleagues who refer the majority of Dr. Das' nearly 1000 procedural patients per year. This level of professional respect comes from his tireless efforts to educate and train numerous physicians from around the country in the techniques of peripheral vascular interventions.
Dr. Das is the director of peripheral interventions at Presbyterian Hospital, now known as Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He serves as a national proctor, teaching physicians the techniques of endovascular therapy and coronary and peripheral vascular laser therapy through weekly demonstration courses. He also serves on the advisory council for several cardiology catheter companies, is actively involved in clinical research, and is a reviewer for several cardiac and vascular journals. His research studies involve evaluating drug-eluting stents, new wires for opening chronic occlusions, carotid stent therapy and laser technology for treating long SFA occlusions and below-the-knee vascular disease. He has also investigated the role of chemical growth factors for stimulating new vessel growth (angiogenesis) in patients with untreatable peripheral vascular disease.
He has written numerous articles and abstracts and given hundreds of presentations worldwide on coronary and peripheral angioplasty and laser therapy. Dr. Das is also a founding member of VPI (VIVA Physicians, Inc.), a national, not-for-profit physician group committed to Education and Research in the fields of peripheral vascular disease.
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- Cardiovascular Disease
- Interventional Cardiology
- Peripheral Vascular Interventions
- Nuclear Cardiology
- Fellowship, Cardiology, 1993-1996
Texas Heart Institute
St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
- Clinical and Interventional Cardiology
– Peripheral Vascular Interventions
– Carotid Interventions
– Nuclear Cardiology
- Chief Cardiology Fellow, 1995
- Residency, Medicine, 1993
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
- Doctor of Medicine with high honors, 1990
Baylor College of Medicine
D MAGAZINE BEST DOCTOR 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
TEXAS MONTHLY SUPER DOCTOR 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
This procedure is used to treat narrowed or blocked arteries in the circulation of the body. The procedure uses a long, thin, hollow tube with a deflated balloon near its tip called a balloon catheter.
Listen to Dr. Das discuss the effectiveness of Angioplasty, Drug Eluting Stents and other heart treatments with Dr. Cooper on Healthy Living Radio Podcast.
3.31.07 - 1 hour audio Podcast
12.9.06 - 1 hour audio Podcast
Endovenous Laser Therapy now performed by Dr. Das.
Endovenous Laser Therapy is an excellent treatment for varicose veins and venous stasis ulcers. This minimally invasive alternative to traditional vein stripping requires only local anethesia, takes less than an hour, leaves no scarring and patients can return to normal daily activities immediately. The initial consultation will include discussion of benefits, alternative therapies and diagnostic testing.
See a video of the procedure.