It is estimated that about 20 percent of people 65 and older have some form of aortic and vascular disease, but only about 25 percent of them are receiving treatment. Fortunately for those living in the Midwest, the physicians of Midwest Aortic Vascular Institute, P.C. (MAVI) are committed to increasing awareness, education and collaboration to prevent the disease, identifying and treating a higher percentage of those with the disease and leading advances in research to most effectively treat the disease.

MAVI brings together board-certified physicians with extensive training in diseases of the arterial and venous systems. These physicians are dedicated to excellence, with high degrees of skill and competence, as well as a bedside manner that puts patients at ease. They partner with outstanding staff to deliver the highest quality care. Their goal is to improve the quality of life for patients suffering from aortic and vascular disease and their specialties include aneurysms, carotid disease, claudication, dialysisaccess, wound care, limb salvage, varicose veins and other venous disorders.

Giving Patients Hope

By the time some patients reach MAVI, they have been told there are limited or no other treatment options for their conditions. However, MAVI is currently participating in 11 clinical trials, which have given some of these patients hope for a future with decreased pain and limb salvage they didn’t believe was possible. No other vascular surgery practice in the region is as involved in helping to advance medicine related to aortic and vascular disease.

Because there are a number of patients who travel a considerable distance to receive care from specialty physicians, the KCV physicians are excited to have joined Premier Specialty Network (PSN) and provide care for the communities surrounding Cameron Regional Medical Center.

“Our partnership with PSN has allowed us to expand our outreach services in an efficient and successful manner enhancing care for our patients in a location that is close to their homes,” said Annette Small, Administrator, “Our physicians believe that, whenever possible, care provided within a patient’s own community is ideal.”