110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
posted Aug 13, 2013 - 4:16:10pm
On Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., community members are invited to Florida Hospital Fish Memorial for the Vascular Center’s grand opening and ribbon-cutting celebration at the hospital’s Summit Building, 1061 Medical Center Drive, Suite 102 in Orange City. Complimentary refreshments will be served and attendees can take advantage of mini-pedicures and gift drawings. Reservations are not required for this free event.
The Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Vascular Center will diagnose and treat peripheral vascular disease on an outpatient basis. In this 1,700 square-foot facility, patients will receive hospital-quality consultations and diagnostic ultrasounds, as well as medically-indicated and cosmetic venous ablation, all with outpatient convenience.
When opening the Vascular Center, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial invested more than $115,000 in the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, including arterial brachial index (ABI) equipment, a mobile ultrasound unit, doppler probes and radiofrequency ablation equipment.
This specialized environment will help Florida Hospital Fish Memorial provide more personalized care.
At the grand opening celebration on August 28, attendees will have an opportunity to meet Florida Hospital Fish Memorial’s newest board-certified vascular surgeon Dr. Ryan Messiner.
Vascular surgery is the division of medicine specializing in treating the blood vessels of the body, with the exception of the vessels of the heart. Vascular surgeons may work to restore blood flow to an area of the body after trauma, disease or other issues damage blood vessels.
Dr. Messiner’s arrival to Florida Hospital Fish Memorial comes on the heels of a recent hire of vascular navigator, Michelle Keith. In this role, Keith is responsible for facilitating teamwork between radiologists, cardiologists and vascular surgeons.
Cardiac disease is the number one killer of Americans; every 34 seconds someone dies from it. In fact, if someone has cardiac disease, they very likely have vascular disease too. The only difference between cardiac disease and vascular disease is the location: cardiac disease is the build-up of plaque in the arteries in your heart, while vascular disease is the build-up of plaque in any of your arteries outside of the heart.
A build-up of plaque in the arteries has a compounding effect. When it builds-up in the arteries, the blood flow in that area slows down, which can lead to wounds that don’t heal, which then can become infected. This, unfortunately, leads to amputations.
“By developing a Vascular Center, we hope to catch vascular disease earlier and prevent or delay extensive surgical procedures, ultimately, preserving mobility and quality of life”, said Debra Allison, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Director of Cardiopulmonary Services.
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