Charles W. Acher, MD Print Friendly PageFaculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Dr. Charles Acher is certified by the American Board of Surgery, with Board Certification in vascular surgery. His clinical interests include prevention of ischemic spinal cord injury in repair of thoraco-abdominal aneurysms (TAA), renal and visceral arterial occlusive disease, minimally invasive endovascular surgery, treatment of cerebral vascular occlusive disease for stroke prevention (carotid and subclavian revascularization), and limb salvage in severe vascular disease.
UW Health Clinics
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UW School of Medicine and Public Health
|Department of Surgery|
Professional Certifications and Education
GI and Peripheral Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Gloucester, England, 1978-1980; Peripheral Vascular Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1982-1983
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
University of Indiana, Indianapolis, 1973
Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
- Aortic Aneurysm Repair
- Carotid Artery Surgery
- Dialysis Access Surgery
- Endovascular Graft Repair for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
- Endovascular Graft Repair for Aortic Aneurysm
- Endovascular Graft Repair for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
- Endovascular Graft Repair for Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm
- Limb Salvage Surgery
- Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery
- Minimal Incision Phlebectomy
- Minimally Invasive Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
- Minimally Invasive Aortic Aneurysm Repair
- Peripheral Bypass Surgery
- Radiofrequency Ablation for Vein Conditions
- Sclerotherapy for Veins
- Treatment for Spider Veins or Varicose Veins
Programs & Conditions
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
- Aortic Aneurysm
- Arteriorvenous Fistula
- Brachiocephalic Artery Disease
- Carotid Disease
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Limb Salvage
- Mesenteric Artery Disease
- Peripheral Arterial Disease
- Renal Artery Disease
- Subclavian Artery Disease
- Subclavian Vein Occlusion
- Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
- Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm
- Vein Clinic
Dr. Acher’s current research activities include participation in a VA cooperative study on aneurysm detection and management, research in treatment of thoracoabdominal aneurysm, prevention of paraplegia in thoracic aneurysm surgery endovascular thoracic aneurysm repair, including a trial on open vs. endovascular aneurysm repair.
Zhong W Cruickshanks KJ Schubert CR Carlsson CM Chappell RJ Klein BE Klein R Acher CW .
Pulse Wave Velocity and Cognitive Function in Older Adults. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2013 Apr 28;
[PubMed ID: 23632267]
Bobadilla JL Wynn M Tefera G Acher CW .
Low incidence of paraplegia after thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair with proactive spinal cord protective protocols. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Mar 13;
[PubMed ID: 23490292]
Zhong W Cruickshanks KJ Schubert CR Acher CW Carlsson CM Klein BE Klein R Chappell RJ .
Carotid atherosclerosis and 10-year changes in cognitive function. Atherosclerosis. 2012 Oct;224(2):506-10
[PubMed ID: 22854188]
Sethi AK Acher CW Kirenga B Mead S Donskey CJ Katamba A .
Infection control knowledge, attitudes, and practices among healthcare workers at Mulago Hospital, Kampala, Uganda. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012 Sep;33(9):917-23
[PubMed ID: 22869266]
Nash SD Cruickshanks KJ Klein R Klein BE Nieto FJ Ryff CD Krantz EM Shubert CR Nondahl DM Acher CW .
Socioeconomic status and subclinical atherosclerosis in older adults. Prev Med. 2011 Mar-Apr;52(3-4):208-12
[PubMed ID: 21195728]
Acher C .
It is not just assisted circulation, hypothermic arrest, or clamp and sew. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Dec;140(6 Suppl):S136-41; discussion S142-S146
[PubMed ID: 21092780]
Mell MW O'Neil AS Callcut RA Acher CW Hoch JR Tefera G Turnipseed WD .
Effect of early plasma transfusion on mortality in patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. Surgery. 2010 Nov;148(5):955-62
[PubMed ID: 20378142]
Acher C Wynn M .
Outcomes in open repair of the thoracic and thoracoabdominal aorta. J Vasc Surg. 2010 Oct;52(4 Suppl):3S-9S
[PubMed ID: 20709481]
Bley TA Duffek CC François CJ Schiebler ML Acher CW Mell M Grist TM Reeder SB .
Presurgical localization of the artery of Adamkiewicz with time-resolved 3.0-T MR angiography. Radiology. 2010 Jun;255(3):873-81
[PubMed ID: 20501724]
Callcut RA Acher CW Hoch J Tefera G Turnipseed W Mell MW .
Impact of intraoperative arteriography on limb salvage for traumatic popliteal artery injury. J Trauma. 2009 Aug;67(2):252-7; discussion 257-8
[PubMed ID: 19667876]
Mell MW Wynn MM Reeder SB Tefera G Hoch JR Acher CW .
A new intercostal artery management strategy for thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair. J Surg Res. 2009 Jun 1;154(1):99-104
[PubMed ID: 19101698]
Acher CW Wynn M .
A modern theory of paraplegia in the treatment of aneurysms of the thoracoabdominal aorta: An analysis of technique specific observed/expected ratios for paralysis. J Vasc Surg. 2009 May;49(5):1117-24; discussion 1124
[PubMed ID: 19394541]
Sitzman TJ Mell MW Acher CW .
Adult-onset dysphagia lusoria from an uncommon vascular ring: a case report and review of the literature. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2009 Feb-Mar;43(1):100-2
[PubMed ID: 18829585]
Wynn MM Mell MW Tefera G Hoch JR Acher CW .
Complications of spinal fluid drainage in thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair: a report of 486 patients treated from 1987 to 2008. J Vasc Surg. 2009 Jan;49(1):29-34; discussion 34-5
[PubMed ID: 18951749]
Mell MW Acher CW Hoch JR Tefera G Turnipseed WD .
Outcomes after endarterectomy for chronic mesenteric ischemia. J Vasc Surg. 2008 Nov;48(5):1132-8
[PubMed ID: 18771889]
Acher CW Wynn MM Mell MW Tefera G Hoch JR .
A quantitative assessment of the impact of intercostal artery reimplantation on paralysis risk in thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Ann Surg. 2008 Oct;248(4):529-40
[PubMed ID: 18936565]
Yamane BH Tefera G Hoch JR Turnipseed WD Acher CW .
Blunt thoracic aortic injury: open or stent graft repair? Surgery. 2008 Oct;144(4):575-80; discussion 580-2
[PubMed ID: 18847641]
Tefera G Acher CW Hoch JR Mell M Turnipseed WD .
Effectiveness of intensive medical therapy in type B aortic dissection: a single-center experience. J Vasc Surg. 2007 Jun;45(6):1114-8; discussion 1118-9
[PubMed ID: 17543672]
Mell M Tefera G Schwarze M Carr S Acher C Hoch J Turnipseed W .
Absence of buttock claudication following stent-graft coverage of the hypogastric artery without coil embolization in endovascular aneurysm repair. J Endovasc Ther. 2006 Jun;13(3):415-9
[PubMed ID: 16784331]
Tefera G Turnipseed WD Carr SC Pulfer KA Hoch JR Acher CW .
Is coil embolization of hypogastric artery necessary during endovascular treatment of aortoiliac aneurysms? Ann Vasc Surg. 2004 Mar;18(2):143-6
[PubMed ID: 15253247]
Lederle FA Johnson GR Wilson SE Acher CW Ballard DJ Littooy FN Messina LM .
Quality of life, impotence, and activity level in a randomized trial of immediate repair versus surveillance of small abdominal aortic aneurysm. J Vasc Surg. 2003 Oct;38(4):745-52
[PubMed ID: 14560224]