Rizwan H. Bukhari, M.D., is a Dallas native. He grew up here before attending Johns Hopkins University followed by medical school at UT Southwestern. He also did his general surgery training in Dallas and then did a two year fellowship in Vascular Surgery in Cincinnati, OH. He has been practicing vascular surgery in Dallas for more than 20 years. He mainly serves the east side of Dallas and Mesquite. His primary hospital is Baylor Sunnyvale where he formerly was the Chief of Surgery. Currently he serves on their Board of Directors and next year he will be the Chief of Staff at the hospital.
He is the owner of North Texas Vascular Center where he offers diagnostic services and minimally invasive out-patient procedures. He incorporates plant-based nutrition into his patient lifestyle modification plan.
His mission is to empower individuals to take control of their health through better nutrition and better lifestyle choices. He also hopes to educate other health care professionals and physicians on the importance of plant based nutrition so they, too, can incorporate this into their patient education and treatment. Dr. Bukhari lectures and teaches about plant-based nutrition and how it relates to our overall health. He also has a specific interest in nutrition as it relates to cardiovascular disease.
Medical School: The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Residency: St. Paul Medical Center, Dallas
Fellowship: Good Samaritan Hospital Cincinnati, OH
Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Board Certified: General Surgery & General Vascular Surgery
Clinical Expertise: Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
Professional Associations: Fellow American College of Surgeons, Society of Clinical Vascular Surgery, Texas Medical Association, Dallas County Medical Society, Society of Vascular Surgery.
Languages: English, Spanish
As a vascular surgeon, Dr. Rizwan H. Bukhari treats a variety of vascular issues such as aneurysms, carotid artery stenosis, lower extremity arterial blockages, gangrene, dialysis access, and varicose veins. He has a specific interest in minimally invasive procedures such as atherectomy, angioplasty, and stenting for limb salvage and amputation prevention. In his 20 years of practice, Dr. Bukhari has treated severe advanced atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. He has seen the ravaging effects of poor lifestyle choices on our health. Cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and diabetes are largely acquired diseases secondary to the foods we eat and our lifestyle choices.