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Vascular Surgeons

Gabriel Herscu, MD

Dr. Gabriel Herscu​Dr. Gabriel Herscu is a vascular and endovascular surgeon, specializing in minimally-invasive treatment of arterial and venous disease.

Dr. Herscu grew up in Oakland, California where his extended family still resides. He completed a degree in electrical engineering at University of California, Davis before attending medical school at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. He obtained his general surgery training at the UC Irvine Medical Center and then a 2-year Vascular and Endovascular Surgery fellowship at the University of Southern California Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Dr. Herscu’s current practice includes General Vascular Surgery as well as Minimally-Invasive arterial and venous treatments. He specializes in office-based treatments for varicose veins and other chronic vein disease. He has dedicated training in Vascular Ultrasound and is Medical Director of the Vascular Laboratory. He provides Endovascular Treatment of Complex Aortic Pathology using the latest Endovascular and Hybrid techniques.

Joyce Lu, MD

Dr. Joyce Lu is board-certified in vascular surgery with a Bachelor of Science degree from University of California, Los Angeles, California (UCLA) and Medical Doctorate from Albany Medical College, Albany, New York. During her time at Albany Medical College, Dr. Lu received two notable acknowledgements and awards. First, the Albany Medical College Richard O. Shapiro Prize for having the most meaningful contribution to the well-being of the class. Secondly, she received the Gold Humanism Honor Society Award which honors those that demonstrate excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion, and dedication to service. Dr. Lu completed her vascular surgery residency at Spectrum Health Network, Grand Rapids, Michigan. After her residency, she joined on as a vascular surgeon at South Valley Vascular at Visalia, California. Recently, she joined Washington Township Medical Foundation as one of our vascular surgeons.

Dr. Lu’s philosophy of care is enabling patients to live their best lives by being a partner in their care journey as both a surgeon and an educator. Dr. Lu takes an active part in helping her patients understand the complexity of their disease which has likely played an important role throughout their entire life. With a comprehensive and personalized assessment, she aims to establish treatment plans with her patients to “enable both of us to take the journey together with confidence.”

Vascular surgery drew in Dr. Lu because of its constant and rapid innovation throughout medical history in seeking new approaches to treat universal issues. When asked more on the innovative aspects of vascular surgery, Dr. Lu remarked “Our specialty continues to study and develop surgical options to improve care for patients to make them safer and minimally invasive. Being a part of a surgical profession with such a rich history and ongoing commitment to advancements for patient care, brings me great satisfaction and pride.”

In her free time, Dr. Lu enjoys being outdoors in the mountains, exploring art museums, wine tasting, and enjoying new food. Being a Bay Area local from Cupertino, she appreciates being back in her hometown community to spend time with her friends and family.

Stella Asuquo, MD

Stella Asuquo, MD​Dr. Stella Asuquo is board certified in both General and Vascular Surgery with a Bachelor of Science degree at Oregon State University.

She earned her medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine and continued her postgraduate training on the East Coast: General Surgery Internship and a General Surgery Residency both at Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center as well as a Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Fellowship at New York and New Jersey respectively. Dr. Asuquo made her way west to California first at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital and now here with us at Washington Hospital as one of our Vascular and Endovascular Surgeons.

Dr. Asuquo chose Vascular Surgery for two simple reason: the varied diverse nature of the specialty and the long-term relationships built around her patient’s care. Dr. Asuquo says “In vascular surgery, we are treating patients head to toe. Each new case poses interesting challenges. The continuing cerebral aspects of the work coupled with my long-lasting relationships with patients make my work enjoyable and fulfilling every day.” Also, by its nature, vascular surgeons continue to see their patients long after a procedure is done because of its complexity. She adds on “I often get to follow patients over the course of their lifetime. I see many of my patients for decades, monitoring their vascular health to avoid serious or even fatal outcomes. My patients are partners in the management of their disease. I tell them that we are in this together and we are going to get through this together.”

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