Vascular Surgical Associates is the only independent practice in the Richmond area dedicated exclusively to peripheral vascular disease, which includes treatment of arteries and veins outside the brain and heart. Now the practice extends to VSA’s location at 611 Watkins Centre Parkway near St. Francis Medical Center and Westchester Commons off Midlothian Turnpike.The service is headed by Dr. Marc T. Warner, who works full-time at the Watkins Centre Parkway location and has hospital privileges at St. Francis Medical Center, just a short walk from his office. “We provide all types of vein and artery treatment, as well as cosmetic treatment,” he says.
Dr. Warner has a special interest in the minimally invasive treatment of blood vessels using endovascular techniques. He also enjoys treating varicose veins for patients with both pathologic and cosmetic needs. In addition to therapeutic options, the office provides various screening tests for peripheral artery disease (PAD), carotid stenosis and aneurysms.
Dr. Warner received his medical degree from the University of Alabama, where he was awarded the Scholastic Achievement Award, and his advanced vascular surgery training at the highly acclaimed Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.
The practice offers 24/7 coverage through its other physicians including Drs. Paul Bosher, Jeff Brown, Drew Leake, Gregg Londrey, Vik Mukherjee, Hank Stoneburner and Drew Tierney. The practice has over 50 employees.
All of the physicians and surgeons at VSA are board-certified and fellowship trained in vascular surgery. They participate in rigorous lifelong ongoing continuing education endeavors and maintenance of board certification. VSA sees patient education as an integral part of the service we provide. The VSA physicians strive to help patients and their families understand the natural history, risk factors and treatment options of their vascular conditions, both minor and major.
VSA first opened an office 40 years ago at Libbie Avenue, two blocks from Grove Avenue in Richmond. Twenty years ago, it opened a second office near Memorial Regional Medical Center in Mechanicsville. Its Midlothian office opened seven years ago.
At the VSA Vascular Center near Staples Mill Road and Interstate 64, the practice operates a freestanding outpatient endovascular center. Here, patients can receive minimally invasive treatments including angiography, angioplasty and stent placement. The practice cares for a sizable number of dialysis patients at this location, assisting with the maintenance of their vascular access, an important element of successful dialysis care.
The VSA Vascular Lab team com- prises eight vascular surgeons and nine registered technologists. The lab is managed by a nationally recognized leader in the field of ultrasound and is the oldest and largest accredited vascular lab in the area, providing convenient and accurate non-invasive arterial and venous testing. The lab has performed and interpreted over 500,000 vascular studies. Since 2013, the VSA Mobility Center has helped amputee patients with their prosthetic needs. Because its prosthetist has the unique opportunity to work directly with VSA surgeons to ensure continuity of care through the entire prosthetic process, patients enjoy an exceptional level of care and consistency in treatments not seen in many practices in the region.
The Vein Center focuses on the treatment of symptomatic varicose veins and cosmetic spider veins.
The practice also has a satellite office in Tappahannock that offers services to patients living in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula.
Dr. Warner and VSA are intentionally focused on the North Chesterfield and Midlothian areas because of overall population growth in the area, as well as demographic shifts which put an increasing percentage of the population at risk for vascular disease. VSA has the potential to expand its manpower, vascular lab capacity and office space in the coming years.
When he’s not helping patients, Dr. Warner spends time with his family and enjoys bicycle and foot racing. He also is a fan of competitive bridge – not the easiest card game to master. “I might be able to teach you how to start playing chess in an hour,” he says, “but with bridge, it might take three months.”