Frank R. Arko, MD

  • Vascular Surgery
  • General Surgery
Frank R. Arko, MD
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Accepts New Patients
Treats Only Adults


Practicing Specialties

Vascular SurgeryGeneral Surgery

Clinical Interests

AAAAbdominal Aortic AneurysmAneurysmAneurysms Of The Aortic ArchAngioplastyAortic DissectionAortic Surgery Including Endovascular Aneurysm RepairArterial OcclusonAtherectomyBypass SurgeryCardiovascular Disease ResearchCarotid Angioplasty With Stent Placement (CAS)Carotid Artery DiseaseCarotid StentingChronic Venous InsufficiencyEndovascular SurgeryHybrid Vascular SurgeryPeripheral AngioplastyPeripheral Vascular DiseasePeripheral Vascular SurgeryRenal Vascular DiseaseThoracic And Abdominal Aortic AneurysmsThoracic Outlet SyndromeVascular SurgeryVena Cava FilterVenogramVenous Interventions


  • English


Frank Arko, MD is currently Director, Endovascular Surgery and Co-director of the Aortic Institute at Carolinas Medical Center, Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute in Charlotte, NC. He received his B.S. from Texas A&M University graduating Summa Cum Laude and his M.D. with honors in 1994 from Texas A&M University. He completed his internship and his residency at Scott & White Hospital, Texas A&M University Health Science Center in 1999.

Dr. Arko completed his Clinical Vascular Fellowship in 2000 and his Endovascular Fellowship in 2001 from Stanford University Hospital, CA. He completed a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship from Stanford University Hospital in 2001. He is a member of numerous surgical societies including: The Southern Association for Vascular Surgery, International Academy of Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Homeostasis, Society for Vascular Surgery, International Society of Endovascular Specialists, Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society and American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Arko is part of one of the largest practices in the US for complex aortic reconstructions with placement of first in man graft for complex aortic arch aneurysms.


Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery, Vascular Surgery


Texas A&M University


Texas A&M University


Stanford University


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