What is a Vascular Ultrasound?

A Vascular Ultrasound or Duplex study is a non-invasive test performed to evaluate a patients blood flow through the arteries and veins. The test provides Vascular Surgeons with the information that they need to provide a diagnosis and set a course of treatment for each patient. All the ultrasound technicians at Western Vascular Institute are trained specifically in Vascular sonography and [...]

By |February 8th, 2019|

Arteriovenous Fistula Creation

An Arteriovenous fistula or AV Fistula creation is a surgical connection made by a Vascular Surgeon between an artery and a vein for a patient diagnosed with End Stage Renal Disease or ESRD. Typically they are located in the arm and are created to allow for long term Hemo-Dialysis access. AV Fistula connections are the preferred access method for patients [...]

By |January 30th, 2019|

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|

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