Effingham Vascular Grand Opening

(Rincon, GA) August 7, 2019—Effingham Health System’s 50th anniversary year sees more growth through partnerships, with the opening of Effingham Vascular Center.

At a ceremony in Rincon, Ambassadors from the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce helped cut the ribbon on the brand-new Effingham Vascular Center. The center is the result of a new partnership between Effingham Health System (EHS) and Savannah Vascular Institute. Effingham Vascular Center will be staffed by Savannah Vascular Institute physicians and nurse practitioners.

This new center is the latest step in EHS’s transformational journey to provide access to specialty care close to home. Patients will no longer have to drive to Savannah for treatment of diseases of the vascular system.

Speaking at the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Effingham Health System CEO, Ms. Fran Baker-Witt said, “We are excited to bring this community a partner that is dedicated to both compassionate and state-of-the-art treatment of disorders affecting arteries and veins.”

Vascular medicine encompasses many different disease states affecting the circulatory system.  Three of the most recognized vascular diseases include Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Carotid Artery Disease-Stroke, and Peripheral Arterial Disease.  Vascular Surgeons manage veins and arteries in every part of the body except the brain and the heart. Effingham Vascular providers will stress disease prevention through patient education, lifestyle changes, and medications to lower complications from vascular disease.

The Effingham Vascular Center will be staffed by board-certified physicians who are fellowship-trained in the fields of vascular surgery or interventional radiology.

Ms. Baker-Witt said, “Having this level of quality specialty care available in partnership with Effingham Health System, is one more step toward our vision: to achieve customer and industry recognition while providing the highest potential health outcomes for the patients we serve.”

Doctor Christopher Walls is a board-certified vascular surgeon at the Effingham Vascular Center. He says the Institute’s physicians are pleased to partner with Effingham Health System, “This is where our patients are. We want to make vascular care convenient for them.”

The new Effingham Vascular Center will provide a wide range of procedures utilizing the latest minimally invasive techniques including:

  • Laser ablation of varicose veins and sclerotherapy
  • Angioplasty, atherectomy, and stenting, and surgical bypass for peripheral artery disease
  • Endografts for abdominal and thoracic aneurysms
  • Comprehensive management for all dialysis access issues
  • Carotid Artery Angiography, stenting, and surgery
  • Chemoembolization and uterine fibroid embolization
  • Comprehensive management of non-healing wounds
  • TIPPS, biliary & urologic interventional procedures
  • Thrombolysis and medical management of Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Urgent clot removal for stroke patients

The Effingham Vascular Center is the most recent partnership to bring expanded care to the Effingham County region. Other partnerships resulted in the highly successful Cancer Care Center and Effingham Orthopaedics.

The new Effingham Vascular Center is located at 613 Towne Park Drive West in Rincon. Call for more information or to schedule an appointment: 912-826-6771.