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Heart & Vascular

Your Connection to West Michigan's Best Heart and Vascular Care

The largest group of vascular surgeons in West Michigan can be found right here at Spectrum Health. Our fellowship-trained experts are dedicated to delivering state-of-the-art diagnosis and care for all types of circulatory diseases that affect arteries and veins, including peripheral artery disease (PAD), renal artery disease, aortic aneurysm and carotid artery disease.

Our vascular surgeons work together with cardiologists, advanced heart failure specialists, electrophysiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and other specialists through the Frederik Meijer Heart & Vascular Institute. The institute is a leader in research and medical education for heart and vascular care. Within the institute, our physicians collaborate on research projects that uncover breakthrough discoveries in heart and vascular care. For our patients, that means the latest treatments, from the best doctors, close to home.

Our specialists are also your personal connection to the Fred and Lena Meijer Heart Center, located at Spectrum Health Medical Center on the Grand Rapids Medical Mile, in downtown Grand Rapids.

Since 2004, the Meijer Heart Center has become the region's leading destination for advanced heart and vascular services, with nationally recognized outcomes.

Diagnosis of Vascular Disease

Spectrum Health’s experienced, nationally renowned team works with other heart and vascular specialists to diagnose and treat all vascular conditions, including: 

Treatment of Vascular Disease

We are dedicated to offering the most advanced care for all types of vascular disease. Depending on your condition, this can mean:

  • Lifestyle management
  • Medication management
  • Minimally invasive procedures 
  • Surgery

Whatever your situation, our goal is always the same: to provide the best possible outcome for your health and quality of life.

When surgery is needed, many vascular disease treatments can be done as endovascular—or minimally-invasive—procedures. Endovascular procedures such as angioplasty and stents use a tiny tube (catheter) that is inserted into the affected arteries so that the vascular specialist can determine the extent and exact location of the problem.

In some cases, your condition may require a traditional “open” surgery. This happens if the blockage involves a long segment of blocked artery that must be opened to correct. Our vascular specialists will thoroughly evaluate your condition and determine which treatment option is best for you. 

Our vascular surgeons also conduct clinical research trials. Through research, you receive the most advanced techniques available to treat vascular disease.

Contact Us

For more information or to make an appointment, visit our list of Spectrum Health vascular surgeons and Spectrum Health Medical Group vascular surgery specialists.

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