Dr. Joseph Ricotta, of Northside Vascular Surgery is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in the field of vascular and endovascular surgery. Dr. Ricotta has gained vast knowledge and experience working at the Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic as well as other national leading vascular surgery institutes. He now brings this expertise to Northside Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute.
With extensive skill in aortic aneurysm repair, Dr. Ricotta is the first and only surgeon in the United States with FDA IDE approval to create and implant custom modified endografts for high risk patients with thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms. In addition to providing the full spectrum of vascular and endovascular services, Dr. Ricotta brings his experience in clinical research trials based on years as a national and international participant.
Northside Vascular Surgery is the first program in Georgia and one of a few programs in the world to offer minimally-invasive robotic endovascular surgical procedures. Utilizing the state-of-the-art Magellan Robotic System, doctors are granted more control and precision while navigating catheters through smaller blood vessels in complex vascular procedures. This leads to higher procedural success rates and enables more patients to be treated by less invasive endovascular methods rather than traditional surgery.
Dr. Ricotta is an expert at diagnosing and treating a wide range of vascular disorders. Northside Vascular Surgery offers an office-based full spectrum vascular laboratory that provides ultrasound, duplex, and Doppler flow studies for arteries and veins. Treatment of vascular disease may include angiography, angioplasty, and/or stenting or surgical procedures to any and all of the blood vessels in the body. Benefits to patients include prompt access to diagnostic testing as well as consultation with a vascular specialist who performs both open surgery and minimally invasive endovascular procedures.
Other vascular services include:
- Peripheral Angioplasty
- Endovascular Stent Placement
- Rotational Atherectomy
- Surgical Bypass
- Vascular Ultrasound
- Carotid Ultrasound
- Doppler Flow Studies
- Venous Ultrasound
News & Events
Top Doc Radio
Joesph Ricotta spoke on Top Docs radio on improving patient outcomes for those with peripheral artery disease.
Northside First in Georgia to Perform New Treatment for PAD
First and only FDA approved, drug coated balloon is available to patients in Atlanta
Northside Performs First Robotic Endovascular Case in Georgia
Northside Hospital is the first healthcare institution in the state of Georgia to utilize the groundbreaking Magellan Robotic System. The Magellan Robotic System, designed to perform a myriad minimally invasive endovascular procedures, will be available at both Atlanta and Forsyth campuses.
& World Report
Voted Top Doc 2014
Dr. Joseph Ricotta has been named in U.S. News & World Report
Top Doc for 2014.
2011 - 2014
Voted Top Surgeon in America
Top Surgeons in America, Consumers' Research Council of America.
FDA Approval for an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE)
Dr. Joseph Ricotta receives approval from the FDA for an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) to create and implant custom-modified endografts
for high-risk patients with thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms.