The Joint Commission Gold Seal Of Approval / Certification

The Joint Commission? What is it? The Joint Commission is an independent non-profit organization that accredits and certifies healthcare organizations in the United States. A Joint Commission accreditation and Gold Seal of approval is a symbol of Quality and Excellence that reflects an organizations commitment to meeting and exceeding performance and safety standards. Why should you care? Hospitals are required [...]

By |January 4th, 2019|

Introducing Dr. David J. Paolini

Dr. David J. Paolini Vascular Surgeon with Western Vascular Institute. Board Certified Vascular Surgeon Dr. David Paolini is a Vascular Surgeon with over 15 years of Vascular Surgery experience.  Dr. Paolini recently joined Western Vascular Institute as one of our acclaimed vascular surgeons from the Jobst vascular center in Toledo, Ohio. Dr. Paolini has had a passion for [...]

By |January 1st, 2019|

Diabetes and Vascular Disease

Diabetes Mellitus is a disease that changes the bodies ability to absorb a specific type of surgar (Glucose). Diabetes causes high levels of this sugar in the blood which can cause long term side effects to the vascular system. When the blood stream has too high a level of sugar the inner lining of the arteries can be damaged.

By |November 29th, 2018|


Aneurysms An aneurysm occurs when the wall of an artery is weakened and bulges due to the blood pressure on the weakened wall artery. This weakened area can rupture and cause internal bleeding. There are several types of aneurysms that we treat at Western Vascular Institute Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Peripheral Aneurysm Thoracic Aneurysm Visceral Aneurysm  

By |October 31st, 2018|

Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

Pelvic congestion syndrome also known as vulvar varicosities or ovarian reflux is a common cause of chronic pain in up to 40% of women. PCS is caused by dilation of the ovarian and/or Pelvic veins in the lower abdomen. The typical age range when a woman develops PCS is from age 20-45 years old. Symptom Pelvic or low back pain [...]

By |October 12th, 2018|

TransCarotid Artery Revascularization

A small incision is made just above the collar bone to expose the common carotid artery. A soft, flexible sheath is placed directly into the carotid artery and connected to a system that will reverse the flow of blood away from the brain to protect against fragments of plaque that may come loose during the procedure. The blood is filtered [...]

By |September 27th, 2018|

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