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Dr. Joseph Griffin becomes the first physician in Louisiana to perform endovascular procedure for patients with chronic kidney disease.  See the link to the article in the Health Care Journal below. http://www.healthcarejournalbr.com/news/state%E2%80%99s-first-endovascular-procedure-for-dialysis-patients-performed-at-baton-rouge-general?utm_source=eNews+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=8825f2d2ce-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_12_14_11_55&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_edf0c8dfc3-8825f2d2ce-284245153
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Press Release Baton Rouge General Named Center of Excellence for New Stroke Prevention Procedure BRG One of Three Facilities Statewide to Earn Distinction BATON ROUGE, La. — Baton Rouge General (BRG) has been named a Center of Excellence by the developer of a new stroke prevention procedure. The hospital is one of only three facilities in Louisiana to earn the distinction from Silk Road Medical. Dr. Vince Weaver, a vascular surgeon with Vascular Specialty Center, was the first physician in South Louisiana to perform the TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) procedure at Baton Rouge General last year. He also proctors other
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Progress Continues in Stroke Prevention

 Vince Weaver, MD,  discusses his journey  on the acceptance of new technology for  stroke prevention  in a  digital medical magazine  news. https://infomeddnews.com/from-resistance-to-standard-of-care-gaining-acceptance-for-technology-to-prevent-stroke/
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Dr. Andrew Olinde Named to Prestigious 2017-2018 Best Doctors in America List

DR. ANDREW OLINDE NAMED TO PRESTIGIOUS 2017-2018 BEST DOCTORS IN AMERICA® LIST Dr. Andrew Olinde has been named one of the Best Doctors in America® for 2017-2018. The prestigious recognition marks the eleventh time that Dr. Andrew Olinde has earned this honor. He was the only Vascular Surgeon to receive this award in Baton Rouge. The highly regarded Best Doctors in America® List, assembled by Best Doctors, Inc. and audited and certified by Gallup® results from exhaustive polling of close to 40,000 physicians in the United States. In a confidential review, current physician listees answer the question, “If you or
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Average Carotid Artery Surgery Recovery Time

If you are scheduled to undergo carotid artery surgery, it is likely being performed to clear a blockage that’s causing the artery to narrow. Once cleared, proper blood flow to your brain is restored. The surgery lasts a few hours, but after that, what can you expect in terms of recovery time? At Baton Rouge Vascular Specialty Center, we perform surgeries based on your unique treatment plan, then map your recovery according to your individual goals, health and lifestyle. However, there are some general timelines for carotid artery surgery recovery we can share. Average carotid artery recovery time After surgery, most
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First in Southern Louisiana to Perform New Stroke Prevention Procedure

Baton Rouge, La. – Last week, a patient at Baton Rouge General was among the first in the country to benefit from a new stroke prevention procedure. Dr. Vince Weaver, a vascular surgeon at Vascular Specialty Center, is the first physician in South Louisiana and the only physician in Baton Rouge to perform a new, minimally invasive procedure that reverses the blood flow through the brain to divert blood clots and plaque away from the brain to prevent blockage and stroke. “Strokes can be tragic and life-altering, and I’m thrilled to be able to offer such an important new option
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Diagnosing Vascular Conditions

Vascular disease treatments are more effective when the root cause is diagnosed. The diagnosis of vascular conditions often requires a series of tests to determine the nature and extent of the problem. The doctors at Baton Rouge Vascular Specialty Center can help identify underlying issues, as well as the severity of your condition. Common vascular conditions Peripheral artery disease (PAD) PAD is a circulatory condition in which narrowed blood vessels reduce the flow of blood to your extremities. Carotid occlusive disease This disease causes a narrowing of the blood vessels in the neck. These blood vessels are responsible for carrying
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Don’t Take a Chance with Your Health: Attend Our Free Peripheral Artery Disease Screening on March 20th!

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is when large and medium-sized peripheral arteries — which supply blood to the head, organs and limbs — become narrow or clogged and restrict blood flow. PAD is dangerous and potentially deadly. Most often found in the legs, PAD is caused by the buildup of plaque (atherosclerosis). It can cause pain, disability, organ failure and other serious consequences to lifestyle and health — even death. Also, atherosclerosis in the peripheral arteries is often accompanied by the same problem in the coronary arteries, which is heart disease. If you’re at risk, get screened for PAD! PAD on
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