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VSA Expands Hospital's Vascular Services

December 07, 2016

Kansas City, Kan. — Vascular Surgery Associates has joined The University of Kansas Hospital, a key addition to the hospital's vascular surgery program.

Vascular Surgery Associates, which includes Vein Institute of the Midwest, specializes in outpatient diagnosis, prevention and treatment for a full range of arterial and peripheral vascular disorders, such as carotid artery blockage, aneurysms of the abdominal aorta and leg artery blockage.

The Shawnee-based company encompasses 18 employees and five physicians. In addition to its main office at 74th and Switzer, caregivers also see patients in Olathe, Overland Park and Lawrence. Staff will continue at those outpatient locations.

The University of Kansas Hospital has enjoyed an affiliation with Vascular Surgery Associates for several years, according to Jerry Karasek, senior administrator in the Department of Surgery. With its array of non-invasive endovascular procedures and established vein clinic, the company is a solid complement to the hospital's more invasive open vascular surgeries.

"Their expertise and dedication to our vascular patients has been truly outstanding," Karasek said. "Now, with the addition of VSA's physicians and staff, we will definitely enhance our vascular service line as it continues to grow."

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