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Clinical Associate of Surgery

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Matthew Blecha, MD
Matthew Blecha, MD, is a vascular surgeon. He specializes in peripheral vascular disease, including: lower extremity arterial disease, carotid artery occlusive disease, varicose veins and lower extremity venous insufficiency, aortic and peripheral artery aneurysms, deep vein thrombosis, renal artery and mesenteric artery occlusive disease, dialysis access and wound care. Whenever possible, he performs minimally invasive alternatives to traditional open procedures.

Dr. Blecha's research focuses on diagnostic challenges associated with vascular diseases, and how to treat these diseases with laparoscopic procedures. An accomplished author, his research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Vascular Surgery and the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. He has also served as the editor-in-chief for several board review textbooks.

In addition, Dr. Blecha is frequently invited to present his work at national conferences and meetings on vascular surgery. 

Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University


  • Presence Saint Joseph Hospital


  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Chicago Surgical Society
  • Association of Program Directors in Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society
  • Society of Vascular Surgery
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2006

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English