Carlos F. Bechara, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Cardiothoracic Surgery, Institute for Academic Medicine
Program Director, Vascular Surgery Fellowship & Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Publications

Long-term outcomes of single-port laparoscopic placement of peritoneal dialysis catheter
Pan, A, Poi, MJ, Matos, J, Jiang, JS, Kfoury, E, Echeverria, A, Bechara, CF & Lin, PH 2016, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, vol 50, no. 5, pp. 343-348. DOI:

Treatment outcomes and lessons learned from transilluminated powered phlebectomy for varicose veins in 1034 patients
Lin, PH, Matos, JM, Chen, A, Kim, W, Poi, MJ, Jiang, JS & Bechara, CF 2016, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, vol 50, no. 4, pp. 277-282. DOI:

A Rising Generation of Diversity in the Vascular Surgery Workforce
Itoga, NK, Woo, K, Bismuth, J, Bechara, CF, Grenon, M, Mitchell, E & Zhou, W 2015, Annals of Vascular Surgery, vol 29, no. 7, pp. 1484-1486. DOI:

Microbial isolates and their antimicrobial susceptibilities in inframalleolar foot infections
Barshes, NR, Rodriguez-Barradas, MC, Bechara, CF, Pisimisis, G, Young, EJ & Kougias, P 2014, Surgical Infections, vol 15, no. 5, pp. 585-591. DOI:

Minor amputation and palliative wound care as a strategy to avoid major amputation in patients with foot infections and severe peripheral arterial disease
Barshes, NR, Gold, B, Garcia, A, Bechara, CF, Pisimisis, G & Kougias, P 2014, International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds, vol 13, no. 3, pp. 211-219. DOI:

Validating common carotid stenosis by duplex ultrasound with carotid angiogram or computed tomography scan
Matos, JM, Barshes, NR, McCoy, S, Pisimisis, G, Felkai, D, Kougias, P, Lin, PH & Bechara, CF 2014, Journal of Vascular Surgery, vol 59, no. 2, pp. 435-439. DOI:

Natural history of an intra-aortic permanent inferior vena cava filter
Nguyen, NTT, Barshes, NR, Bechara, CF & Pisimisis, GT 2014, Journal of Vascular Surgery, vol 60, no. 3, pp. 784. DOI:

Surgeon-modified fenestrated endograft to treat ruptured juxtarenal aneurysm
Pisimisis, GT, Kougias, P, Barshes, NR & Bechara, CF 2014, JAMA Surgery, vol 149, no. 5, pp. 447-449. DOI:

Impact of cumulative intravascular contrast exposure on renal function in patients with occlusive and aneurysmal vascular disease
Kougias, P, Sharath, S, Barshes, NR, Lowery, B, Garcia, A, Pak, T, Bechara, CF & Pisimisis, G 2014, Journal of Vascular Surgery, vol 59, no. 6, pp. 1644-1650. DOI:

Comparing short and midterm infrainguinal bypass patency rates between two ePTFE prosthetic grafts: Spiral laminar flow and propaten
Bechara, CF 2014, Vascular Disease Management, vol 11, no. 3.

Cost-effectiveness of revascularization for limb preservation in patients with marginal functional status
Barshes, NR, Kougias, P, Ozaki, CK, Pisimisis, G, Bechara, CF, Henson, HK & Belkin, M 2014, Annals of Vascular Surgery, vol 28, no. 1, pp. 10-17. DOI:

Short- and midterm results of iliac artery stenting for flush occlusion with the assistance of an occlusive contralateral iliac artery balloon
Bechara, CF, Barshes, NR, Pisimisis, G, Bates, JT, Lin, PH & Kougias, P 2014, Annals of Vascular Surgery, vol 28, no. 1, pp. 59-64. DOI:

Preliminary experiences with early primary closure of foot wounds after lower extremity revascularization
Barshes, NR, Bechara, CF, Pisimisis, G & Kougias, P 2014, Annals of Vascular Surgery, vol 28, no. 1, pp. 48-52. DOI:

Early experience of a transcatheter aortic valve program at a veterans affairs facility
Omer, S, Kar, B, Cornwell, LD, Blaustein, A, Levine, GN, Ali, N, Jneid, H, Paniagua, D, Atluri, PV, Bechara, CF, Kougias, P, Ruma, M, Preventza, O, Bozkurt, B, Carabello, BA & Bakaeen, FG 2013, JAMA Surgery, vol 148, no. 12, pp. 1087-1093. DOI:

Management of inadvertent carotid artery sheath insertion during central venous catheter placement
Bechara, CF, Barshes, NR, Pisimisis, G, Kougias, P & Lin, PH 2013, JAMA Surgery, vol 148, no. 11, pp. 1063-1066. DOI:

Peripheral Arterial Disease
Kougias, P & Bechara, CF 2013, . in Cardiology Secrets: Fourth Edition. Elsevier, pp. 400-408. DOI:

Impact of postoperative nadir hemoglobin and blood transfusion on outcomes after operations for atherosclerotic vascular disease
Kougias, P, Orcutt, S, Pak, T, Pisimisis, G, Barshes, NR, Lin, PH & Bechara, CF 2013, Journal of Vascular Surgery, vol 57, no. 5, pp. 1331-1337. DOI:

Evaluating effectiveness of antibiotic polymethylmethacrylate beads in achieving wound sterilization and graft preservation in patients with early and late vascular graft infections
Poi, MJ, Pisimisis, G, Barshes, NR, Darouiche, RO, Lin, PH, Kougias, P & Bechara, CF 2013, Surgery (United States), vol 153, no. 5, pp. 673-682. DOI:

Impact of intraoperative administration of local vancomycin on inguinal wound complications
Mohammed, S, Pisimisis, GT, Daram, SP, Bechara, CF, Barshes, NR, Lin, PH & Kougias, P 2013, Journal of Vascular Surgery, vol 57, no. 4, pp. 1079-1083. DOI:

Hybrid interventions in limb salvage.
Huynh, TTT & Bechara, CF 2013, Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol 9, no. 2, pp. 90-94.