Founded in 1963, Vascular Surgery Associates (VSA) was established with a vision of providing expert care in all aspects of vascular disease. Over fifty years later, we are proud to be one of the oldest and busiest practices in the western United States. Our surgeons remain dedicated to providing the most up to date advances to our patients whether it is for minimally invasive abdominal aortic aneurysm repair or treatment of varicose veins. All of our surgeons are part of the teaching faculty at Cedars-Sinai where we have published our experience in peer reviewed journals and remain involved in multi-institutional clinical research trials which promise to offer our patients safer, better, and less painful solutions to their vascular problems in the future.
In 1961 Doctors Richard Treiman and Robert Foran completed their general surgical training at the Los Angeles County/University of Southern California (LAC/USC) Medical Center. Dr. Foran traveled north to the University of Oregon where he completed a fellowship in cardiac and vascular surgery. He then joined the faculty under the chairmanship of Dr. J. Engelbert Dunphy, one of the most renowned surgical pioneers of his time. Concurrently, Dr. Treiman remained at the University of Southern California for an additional year as the Supervisor of Residents before beginning a one-year vascular surgical fellowship under Drs. Michael DeBakey and Denton Cooley.
After his training at Baylor University in 1963, Dr. Treiman persuaded Dr. Foran to leave his academic position at the University of Oregon to establish one of the first practices in Southern California devoted exclusively to vascular surgery. Vascular Surgery Associates has since grown to include five surgeons, and has become the oldest and longest practicing private vascular group in California.