Paul S. Collins, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr Paul CollinsBoard Certified General & Vascular Surgeon, Surgical Critical Care Director, ICAVL Accredited Vascular Laboratory for diagnosis of Arterial and Venous Diseases.


Dr. Collins was born in Portsmouth, Ohio. His undergraduate studies were completed at Davidson College in Davidson,North Carolina in 1976. He received his medical degree from the University of South Florida in 1979. His internship and residency in general surgery were served at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. Dr. Collins completed a post-graduate fellowship in peripheral vascular surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 1984. Dr. Collins is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the Pinellas County Medical Society and the Society for Vascular Surgery. His special interests include peripheral vascular disease, surgical critical care and laparoscopic surgery.

Dr. Collins is the former Chief of Staff at St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Petersburg.


Dr. Collins specializes in the treatment of:

Arterial Diseases (especially found in Diabetics)

  • Aneurysms
  • Open and Endovascular Repairs
  • Ischemia – Non-invasive techniques such as angioplasty, stent, artherectomies
  • Limb ischemia
  • Acute limb ischemia
  • Thrombectomies
  • Embolectomies
  • Anti-coagulation and Thrombolysis
  • Chronic limb ischemia
  • Intermittent claudication and peripheral artery occlusive disease
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Mesenteric ischemia
  • Renal ischemia
  • Extracranial cerebrovascular disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy, carotid stents
  • Surgery of the vertebral system

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    Venous disease

  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Mechanical and pharmacologic thrombolysis
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Varicose Veins and Varicosities
  • Venous malformations
  • Lymphatic disease
  • Lymphedema
  • Vascular Medicine
  • Medical disorders with a significant vascular component, for example:
    • Raynaud’s syndrome
    • Scleroderma
    • Congenital Disorders
  • General Surgery

  • Breast
  • Soft Tissue
  • Oncologic Surgery
  • Major abdominal surgery- liver, pancreas, colon
  • Biliary System
  • Hernia Repair
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