Dr. Gooden is a board-certified Vascular/Endovascular surgeon with over 20 years of clinical experience. As a vascular surgeon, he is uniquely qualified to treat, by either open surgical or endovascular means, all aspects of peripheral vascular disease, including carotid stenosis, aortic aneurysms, lower or upper extremity peripheral artery disease, renal and mesenteric stenosis, nonhealing diabetic foot wounds, or dialysis access. This includes the most up to date techniques of carotid endarterectomy/stenting, open AAA repair/EVAR/TEVAR, peripheral artery bypass or stenting/angioplasty.
Originally from Iowa, Dr. Gooden grew up in Tucson, AZ. He served 6 years in the US Navy as a Hospital Corpsman, and was recalled for Desert Storm. He received both his Bachelor of Sciences in Molecular and Cellular Biology and MD degree at the University of Arizona. Following General Surgery residency at the University of New Mexico, Dr. Gooden completed a two-year Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic in 2004. He is a member of the American Medical Association and a fellow in the prestigious Society for Vascular Surgery. He has worked in a variety of settings over the years, including private practice, academic surgery, and with the VA healthcare system.
“I enjoy working closely with patients and their primary care doctors, treating vascular disease to improve people’s daily lives, prevent stroke and limb loss.” When not working, ” I am spending all the time I can with my wife Erin and our son Colin, doing outdoor or school activities.”
Trinity Health's general surgery team specializes in the management of a wide range of conditions affecting the abdomen, digestive tract, breast, skin, and endocrine systems. We are proud to offer management options for gallbladder disease, hernia repair, appendicitis, thyroid disorders, breast tumors, bowel obstruction, colon surgery, skin cancer, and more. Our surgeons offer minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgical options for many conditions, as well as endoscopic services such as EGD/colonoscopy. They're also certified in Advanced Trauma Life Support, supporting Trinity’s role as a regional leader in trauma care as a Level 2 Trauma Center. Our surgeons also work in collaboration with the Trinity Health CancerCare Center to provide surgical options for patients with breast, colon, skin and other cancers.
Vascular surgery involves the diagnosis and management of disorders affecting the arteries, veins and lymphatic system using minimally-invasive or open surgical procedures.