Michigan Vascular Center Firsts

1963: First open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysmectomy in Mid-Michigan
1963: First Carotid Endarterectomy in Mid-Michigan
1963: First Femoral-Popliteal Bypass in Mid-Michigan
1975: First in Mid-Michigan to offer Tibial Artery Bypass for limb salvage
1977: Development of a Vascular Registry
1988: First in Flint to implant a Palmaz Stent (R. Iliac Artery)
1992: Mid-Michigan’s first ICAVL-Accredited Vascular Laboratory
1998: Mid-Michigan’s first Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
2004: Formed Mid-Michigan’s only dedicated non-profit Vascular Clinical Research Center
2004: First in the state of Michigan to implant FDA-approved Carotid stent (manufactured by Guidant, Inc.)
2005: Opened Mid-Michigan’s first free-standing, full service, Hemodialysis Access Center
2005: First and only site in the state of Michigan to implant a superficial femoral artery drug coated stent (manufactured by Cook, Inc.) (Zilver Trial)
2006: First in the state of Michigan to implant FDA approved abdominal aortic aneurysm pressure monitoring device (manufactured by CardioMEMS)
2008: First in the state of Michigan to perform endovascular removal of blood clots from veins (Stride I Clinical Research Trial using the Trellis® 8 device)
2008: Mid-Michigan’s first percutaneous repair of AAA under local anesthesia
2008: Michigan Vascular Center chosen as one of five training sites in the U.S. for the Endologix Powerlink endograft for AAA
2008: First Endologix Powerlink XL AAA endograft implanted in Michigan
2012: First Mobility Center in Michigan and one of the nation’s first, dedicated to the rehabilitation of the amputee

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Vascular Surgeons in the Midwest

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One of the Largest Groups of Vascular Surgeons in the Midwest

Providing the best possible vascular care for the physicians, patients and institutions of our community.

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