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Varicose veins & Vascular surgeons?

Many different doctors treat varicose veins, so why should I see a vascular surgeon specifically? Many doctors treat varicose veins, but vascular surgeons are specifically trained and board certified to treat such disorders. Vascular surgeons only treat venous and vascular disorders from the time they graduate medical school. These specialists spend their entire career focusing solely on venous and vascular…read more

Welcome to Payson

Western Vascular Institute is now in Payson. We have spent the last several months getting our new office space at 708 S. Couer D’ Alene Ln Payson, AZ 85541 ready to see patients We now have all our signage up and the interior office portion looking great!  We are officially open and seeing patients Monday, Wednesday, & Friday until Dec…read more

Varicose Veins: Signs, Symptoms, & Treatment

At least 20-25 million Americans suffer from varicose veins which are often inherited and most commonly affect women. This infographic illustrates the signs, symptoms and treatments available at Western Vascular Institute.

Payson Grand Opening

We had a wonderful Grand Opening of Western Vascular Institute Payson.  The day was fun filled including a ribbon cutting ceremony from the town of Payson chamber of commerce, and a live remote broadcast from KMOG radio which  featured our newest addition to the many skilled providers at Western Vascular, Surgeon Luis Alfonso Munoz M.D. The event was well attended and was a wonderful…read more

Western Vascular welcomes Dr. Dawn Olsen

    Western Vascular Institute Is proud to welcome Dr. Dawn Olsen D.O. to WVI’s esteemed group of Vascular surgeons.         Dr. Olsen is a skilled Vascular Surgeon who has devoted herself to caring for those with vascular disease. Initially, Dr. Olsen became a vascular Physician Assistant (PA) at the Arizona Heart Institute under the tutelage of world-recognized…read more

Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA)

Only a very limited number of specialized surgeons including, Vascular Surgeons, who have all treatment modalities available as part of their training and scope of practice are able treat a patient by performing a carotid endarterectomy (CEA). A carotid endarterectomy is performed to remove a plaque build up in the carotid artery to allow for greater flow of blood through the artery and reduce the risk of stroke. This procedure is generally done when there is a significant blockage of 50% or greater to the artery. See a Western Vascular Institute vascular surgeon to discuss all treatment options available for Carotid artery disease, including a carotid endarterectomy (CEA).  

What does a vascular surgeon do? an informative look into vascular care

    A Vascular Surgeon is a highly trained specialist that focuses on diseases of the vascular system. Vascular Surgeons treat blood vessels & arteries that are responsible for carrying oxygen rich blood throughout your body and returning it to your heart. “Vascular surgeons treat every artery & vein of the body except the brain & heart” (1). More than just surgery,…read more

Heart disease starts in childhood

https://nutritionfacts.org/video/heart-disease-starts-in-childhood/ By age 10, nearly all kids have fatty streaks in their arteries. This is the first sign of atherosclerosis, the leading cause of death in the United States. So the question for most of us is not whether we should eat healthy to prevent heart disease, but whether we want to reverse the heart disease we may already have.

4 steps to Vascular wellness

Mind, Body, Breath, Movement. Meditating for even three minutes a day can yield huge health benefits. Try time away from screens and focus on the present moment.

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)

A disorder affecting the circulatory, & nervous systems that occurs when cervical nerves, the subclavian artery or subclavian veins are compressed between the cervical muscles or bands & the first rib, thereby restricting blood flow & or causing nerve symptoms.