Dr. Brian Coyle discusses the signs and treatments for varicose veins

Sep 15, 2021

What causes varicose veins and how can you treat them?  Dr. Brian Coyle talks more about the signs and treatments of varicose veins.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Patrick Thompson!

August 1, 2021

The Connecticut Vascular Center and Hartford Healthcare are pleased to welcome Patrick  C. Thompson, MD as our newest Vascular Surgeon. Dr. Thompson attended Boston College where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Finance. He earned his medical degree at University of Massachusetts where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Dr. Thompson completed his Vascular Surgery residency training at Stanford University, which included a two-year biomedical innovation fellowship, in Palo Alto California.

Dr. Thompson brings a breadth of cutting edge minimally invasive endovascular techniques and open surgical skills to the group. Dr. Thompson will operate out of Midstate Medical Center and New Haven Hospitals. Dr. Thompson will also see patients at our Wallingford, Branford, and Cheshire offices.

​Clinical Interests:

  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Aortic aneurysmal disease
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Lower extremity wound management
  • Dialysis access
  • Venous disease

​To consult with Dr. Thompson, or to refer a patient, please call 203-288-2886

New Treatment at Connecticut Vascular Center for Carotid Artery Disease

October 22, 2020

Less Invasive Procedure Reduces Risk for Stroke

We are now offering a new procedure at  to treat patients with carotid artery disease.

TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) is a clinically proven treatment that utilizes temporary flow reversal during direct, transcarotid stent placement for best-in-class neuroprotection in a more efficient and less invasive approach than traditional carotid endarterectomy.

TCAR has been studied extensively and is an FDA-cleared procedure. Over 20,000 procedures have been performed worldwide, and the clinical data have been excellent. Based on published clinical trials, the procedure offers several advantages:

  • Better outcomes. TCAR results in a low peri-procedural stroke rate of 1.4% in high surgical risk patients[1]. This compares favorably to a 2.3% stroke rate of carotid endarterectomy and a 4.1% stroke rate of carotid artery stenting from a trans-femoral approach in standard risk patients[2]. TCAR’s low stroke rate is the lowest reported to date for any prospective, multi-center trial of carotid stenting.
  • Less invasive. The TCAR approach has very low rates of cranial nerve injury and myocardial infarction due to a minimal incision near the clavicle and the transcarotid approach.
  • Patient friendly. Local anesthesia is favored, and hospital stays are typically overnight for observation. TCAR patients recover quickly and almost always go home the next day to return to full and productive lives with less pain and smaller scars.

Dr. Coyle states “TCAR gives me the excellent neuroprotection I expect from carotid endarterectomy, but the procedure is far less invasive which has real benefit to the patient,” said Dr. [Name, title]. “They recover quickly with less pain, and the risks of both minor and major complications are significantly decreased. TCAR represents the modernization of carotid repair.”

TCAR procedures for symptomatic and asymptomatic patients at high risk for surgery are eligible for Medicare reimbursement through the Society of Vascular Surgery-sponsored TCAR Surveillance Project. This program is part of the Vascular Quality Initiative, an open registry that tracks long-term clinical outcomes to promote best practices and evidence based medicine.

[1] J Vasc Surgery 2015;62:1227-35

[2] N Engl J Med 2010;363:11-23

Drs. De Natale, Ferneini, and Coyle Will Be Operating at MidState Medical Center in Meriden

June 1, 2019

Dear Patients,

As of June 20, 2019 Drs. De Natale, Ferneini, and Coyle will be operating at MidState Medical Center, a part of Hartford HealthCare which is located at 435 Lewis Ave Meriden, CT 06451. We will still have offices in North Haven and Branford, along with a new location in Wallingford. As always, the care of our patients is our number one priority, so please be sure to call the office before going to the emergency room in order for us to stay involved in your care and treatment. Our goal is to make this transition as smooth as possible. Your continued support and cooperation is very much appreciated.

We can be reached at 203-288-2886 with any questions or concerns.

Dr. De Natale, Dr. Ferneini & Dr. Coyle