CPG Vascular Surgery is comprised of a team of highly-trained caregivers including board-certified vascular surgeon James Tretter, DO, FACS and Justin Boccardo, MD, both fellowship-trained in vascular surgery. Their experienced support staff includes Bryan Nelson, CRNP, and Nadine Zatsick, PA-C.
CPG Vascular Surgery uses a team approach to diagnosing and treating vascular disease. After closely examining its root causes, they focus on the location of the affected artery, the size and nature of the blockage or narrowing, and its past and future effects on the entire body. From there, the team develops a vascular treatment plan tailored to meet the patient’s specific needs.
Our physicians have trained in some of the most prestigious and acclaimed medical centers around the world, including the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. Together, they have performed thousands of vascular procedures. Their board certification in vascular surgery ensures they remain up-to-date on existing and emerging treatment options.
James Tretter, DO, FACS
Dr. Tretter maintains dual certification by the American Board of Surgery in General and Vascular Surgery. His current practice is devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease, with a special interest in catheter directed therapy. He completed his General Surgery Residency at MMC, followed by a Vascular Surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He then served four years on active duty in the US Army as chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery at Tripler Army Medical Center. Academic appointments included clinical assistant professorships at the University of Hawaii and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. Dr. Tretter chose to return to MMC to help launch the our Vascular program. He is a published author and has presented at several professional conferences, including the American College of Surgeons annual meeting and the annual Gary P. Wratten Army Surgical Symposium.
Justin Boccardo, MD
Dr. Boccardo recently returned to Johnstown after completing a Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio, in June 2010. Dr. Boccardo treats the full spectrum of disorders of the blood vessels, including conditions such as carotid artery disease and stroke prevention, abdominal aneurysms, lymphedema and diabetic ulcers. In addition, these specialists treat end-stage kidney disease with arterial-venous (AV) fistulas, which are considered the most effective method of gaining access to provide life-saving dialysis. Many of these treatments can be performed using endovascular or minimally invasive procedures, including extremity balloon angioplasty, stenting and vein ablation, resulting in less pain, fewer complications and shorter hospital stays for patients as opposed to open surgical procedures.