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Jackson Vascular Surgery receives vascular testing accreditation by the IAC

Cardiovascular diseases—disorders of the heart and blood vessels—are the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. On average, every 39 seconds, an American dies of cardiovascular disease. Early detection of life-threatening heart disorders, stroke and other diseases is possible through the use of vascular testing procedures performed in hospitals, outpatient centers and physicians' offices. There are many factors that contribute to an accurate diagnosis based on vascular testing, among them the skill of the technologist(s) and the interpreting physician(s), the type of instrument used, and quality assurance measures.

The Jackson Clinic Vascular Surgery has been granted a three-year term of accreditation in vascular testing in the areas of peripheral venous testing by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). This means that the Jackson Clinic Vascular Surgery has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts. The IAC grants accreditation only to those facilities that are found providing high-quality patient care in compliance with national standards through a comprehensive application process, including detailed case study review.

Skilled hands

The Jackson Clinic Vascular Specialists—Brian Sellers, DO, and Gino Castaneda, MD—performed an endovascular repair of a thoracic aortic aneurysm, a first at Jackson Hospital, in late 2015. A thoracic aortic aneurysm, an abnormal bulge in a weakened wall of the aorta in the chest area, can cause a variety of symptoms and often life-threatening complications. Due to the serious risks it presents, timely diagnosis and treatment of a thoracic aneurysm are crucial. Endovascular repair of thoracic aneurysms is generally less painful and has a lower risk of complications than traditional surgery because the incisions are smaller. Endovascular aortic aneurysm procedures also allow you to leave the hospital sooner and recover more quickly after your aorta repair. Dr. Sellers' recent patient now has a great life-expectancy since having this successful procedure. The Jackson Clinic Vascular Specialists continue to strive for excellence.

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