Vascular Institute Opens Clinic In Cleveland; Ribbon Cutting Scheduled For June 19

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Vascular Institute of Chattanooga announces the opening of its new office in Cleveland, 4625 North Lee Highway. The new clinic will feature two diagnostic ultrasound suites and four clinical exam rooms to serve patients living in Cleveland-Bradley County and the Ocoee Region.
 
Appointments and new patients are now being accepted at the Cleveland location by calling 423-602-2750.
 
A ribbon cutting ceremony will be at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19, followed by an open house and opportunity to meet the VIC surgeons and providers until 1:30 p.m.. Lunch will be provided by Cracker Barrel.

“VIC is excited to be joining the Cleveland community,” said Chris LeSar, MD, a vascular surgeon and VIC’s founding physician. “This new clinic will allow our patients better access for treatment of vascular issues. It emphasizes what we have been saying for years: “the patient is truly at the center of everything we do.”
 
The new Cleveland location is the second VIC location. It joins the Chattanooga medical facility, 2358 Lifestyle Way, Ste. 100. In addition to the same services provided at the Cleveland location, the Chattanooga office provides three surgical procedure suites to complete the region’s first of its kind outpatient vascular facility that is owned and operated by a private medical provider.
 
Dr. LeSar, along with Joe Coatti, MD, vascular surgeon, specialize in vascular procedures and techniques to correct the flow of blood vessels outside of the heart and brain that may be narrowed, blocked or dilated, including diseases of the carotid, aortic, mesenteric, renal, or peripheral arteries. In addition to outpatient procedures at the VIC Chattanooga location, both physicians perform surgical procedures in hospital settings, including Tennova Hospital in Bradley County. 
 
The diagnostic ultrasound suites provide an area for non-invasive test to examine the circulation of blood vessels (arteries and veins) within the body and identify potential issues. During an ultrasound, high frequency sound waves are bounced off tissues in the body and then converted into an image on a computer screen. VIC’s registered vascular technicians evaluate the blood flow through the vessels, looking for narrowed areas (blockages) in the arteries and blood clots in the veins.

Additional clinical exam rooms will allow VIC’s nurse practitioners to treat patients with less wait time for scheduling appointments from the initial referral or patient contact. Patients will meet with a clinician to determine specialized treatment plans, which may include surgery if needed, and follow up care once procedures are completed. 
 
“Our team works together by creating the most effective treatment plan possible,” Dr. LeSar said. “Our Cleveland and Chattanooga facilities have easy ground floor access and parking to accommodate the many needs of our patients.”
 
For more information, or call 423-602-2750.


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