Vascular Institute of Chattanooga will open a new 7,700-square-foot clinic, designed to introduce outpatient surgical vascular care in Cleveland and the Ocoee Region, on Monday. The VIC Vascular Team will also offer clinical, wound care and diagnostic ultrasound for existing and new patients.
The Cleveland operations expansion, located in the Bradley Heritage Medical Park at 4312 Holiday Inn Express Plwy. NW, will more than double the size of its previous office on N. Lee Highway, which opened in May 2019.
“VIC is excited to be expanding in the Cleveland community,” said Chris LeSar, MD, a vascular surgeon and VIC’s founding physician. “This new location will allow our patients more access to treatment of vascular issues, and the convenience of performing procedures on site in the new state of the art facility, bringing a whole new level of care for patients.”
The new feature to the facility are the two surgical procedure suites, providing the Ocoee Region’s first of its kind outpatient vascular facility that is owned and operated by a private medical provider. The procedure suites are scheduled to open in mid-July. Vascular Institute providers will continue to partner with Tennova Hospital in Cleveland to offer inpatient procedures.
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.
The new Cleveland location is the second VIC outpatient location. It joins the Chattanooga medical facility, at 2358 Lifestyle Way, Ste. 100. In addition Vascular Institute operates a third clinic in Fort Oglethorpe.
Dr. LeSar, along with vascular surgeons Drs. Dan Krcelic, William Harris, and Elizabeth Hartmann, 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.
The diagnostic ultrasound suites provide an area for non-invasive testing 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.
For the first time, VIC providers will also provide extremity wound care services in Cleveland.
“Our team works together by creating the most effective treatment plan possible,” Dr. LeSar said. “Our Cleveland facility has easy ground floor access and parking to accommodate the many needs of our patients.”
The Vascular Institute of Chattanooga is the area’s only comprehensive endovascular/vascular specialty center dedicated to critical limb disease with a special focus on amputation prevention. The staff provides complete medical assessment, therapies and procedures with onsite surgical interventions if needed.
For more information, visit www.vascularinstituteofchattanooga.com or call 602-2750.