“I am a strong believer in partnering with patients in developing plans of care,” Hurlbert says. “I try to put the patient at the center of all decision-making. I also think that a patient’s time is valuable, and I try hard not to waste it.”
Dr. Scott Hurlbert is a vascular surgeon with UCHealth Vein and Vascular Surgery. He received his medical degree from the University of Colorado, where he graduated with honors. He completed his residency in general surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his fellowship in vascular surgery, involving extensive experience in endovascular therapy, at Southern Illinois University.
In addition, Dr. Hurlbert has served in several leadership capacities at Memorial Hospital including senior medical director for surgical specialties, and chief of the medical staff. Currently Dr. Hurlbert is the Chief Quality Officer for UCHealth Southern Colorado region.
Dr. Hurlbert has been treating vascular patients in Colorado Springs since 1998 and has many “firsts” on his resume. Not only was he the first in southern Colorado to perform minimally invasive Aortic Endograft repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms, he also was the first in the region to do rotational atherectomy for blockages in leg arteries and the first to perform laser ablation for the treatment of varicose veins.
Besides a busy clinical practice, he also has been active in physician leadership, serving in the past as the Chief of the Medical Staff for Memorial and currently as Chief of Surgery. Hurlbert grew up in Summit County and enjoys hiking, climbing and running. He participates in triathlons, has completed an Ironman and has climbed every 14er in Colorado. He also enjoys traveling with his family, which includes two children.
Dr. Hurlbert is committed to providing quality vascular care and services patients in Lamar and La Junta, Colorado.
Qualifications and experience
- Heart and Circulation - Circulatory Disorders, Surgery - Varicose Veins, Surgery - Vascular Surgery, Surgery - Vein ablation with laser or radiofrequency, Surgery - Vein stripping, Vascular Surgery
- Languages spoken
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (1992)
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (1991)
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (1996)
Southern Illinois University (1998)