Vascular Specialty Center physician first in region to use novel device for treatment of peripheral vascular disease

Baton Rouge LA – Vascular Specialty Center (VSC) physician Dr. Joseph M. Griffin recently became the first physician in the greater Baton Rouge/Gulf South region to use the Bard Crosser Catheter in the treatment of vascular disease. Dr. Griffin used the FDA approved Bard Crosser Catheter to restore blood flow in a long segment of blocked artery in order to prevent amputation. “This new technology is increasing our success rates of crossing arterial occlusions as compared to prior technology. In some circumstances of arterial occlusions the only option is to perform conventional bypass surgery; but now we are able treat these lesions in the angiography suite avoiding surgical bypass”, says Victor Tran M.D.

About Vascular Specialty Center:

Vascular Specialty Center is one of the largest private, single specialty vascular and endovascular surgical practice in Louisiana with headquarters in Baton Rouge, LA. Its subsidiaries include Vascular Specialty Center and Total Vein Care of Louisiana TM (TVC). TVC is the leading freestanding gulf coast clinic dedicated to the complete medical, surgical and cosmetic care of problematic veins performing more minimally invasive, endoluminal vein ablations than any center in the Southeastern United States.