Charles W. Acher

  • Vascular Surgery
Charles W. Acher, MD


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.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation
  • Department of Surgery

Practice locations

  • West Clinic - Vascular Surgery
    • 451 Junction Rd. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-8915
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  • UW Health Specialty Clinic - Sauk Prairie - Vascular Surgery
    • 250 26th Street, Suite 120 / Prairie du Sac, WI
    • (608) 643-6060
    • Closed now
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  • Richland Hospital Clinic - Vascular Surgery
    • 333 E. Second St. / Richland Center, WI
    • (608) 263-8915
    • Closed now
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Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Vascular Surgery
Medical School
  • Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

GI and Peripheral Vascular Surgery, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Gloucester, England, 1978-1980; Peripheral Vascular, Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals, Houston, TX, 1982-1983

  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI


  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Carotid Disease
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Claudication
  • Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm
  • Subclavian Artery Disease
  • Brachiocephalic Artery Disease
  • Renal Artery Disease
  • Mesenteric Artery Disease
  • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
  • Subclavian Vein Occlusion
  • Arteriorvenous Fistula
  • Angioplasty
  • Limb Salvage
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Carotid Artery Surgery
  • Endovascular Graft Repair for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Radiofrequency Ablation for Vein Conditions
  • Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery
  • Peripheral Bypass Surgery
  • Dialysis Access Surgery
  • Endovascular Graft Repair for Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Graft Repair for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Graft Repair for Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm
  • Minimally Invasive Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Minimal Incision Phlebectomy
  • Treatment for Spider Veins or Varicose Veins
  • Limb Salvage Surgery
  • Limb Preservation
  • Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
  • Venous Disease

Research and publications

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.