The Vascular Institute of Chattanooga
is dedicated to the efficient diagnosis and treatment of peripheral vascular disease. We offer a full service patient care facility that delivers unparalleled care for the vascular patient.
Our mission is to provide exceptional care by a compassionate team. Our goal is to exceed your expectations with an excellent experience at our center. We will strive to understand your needs and requirements, developing a patient-physician solution which will allow for the best outcomes. This goal is achieved through a willing staff who have dedicated their careers to delivering unparalled patient care.Second Location:
4312 Holiday Inn Express Way NW, Ste 105
Cleveland, TN 37312Third Location:
4622 Battlefield Parkway
Ringgold, GA 30736
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
A common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to your limbs. When you develop peripheral artery disease (PAD), your extremities — usually your legs — don't receive enough blood flow to keep up with demand of walking. This causes symptoms, most notably leg pain when walking (claudication), or weakness that can lead to falling.Critical Limb Disease
A sever obstruction of the arteries which markedly reduce blood flow to the extremities (hands, feet, and legs) and has progressed to the point of severe pain and even skin ulcers, sores or gangrene.
The alternative LIMB SALVAGE PROGRAM:
Re-establishment of blood flow in the affected limb with endovascular techniques.
Christopher J. Lesar, M.D., FACS
Board certified by the American Board of Surgery (ABS) and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), Dr. Chris LeSar is an experienced vascular surgeon working in the Chattanooga region for the last 14 years, specializing in vascular and minimally invasive endovascular techniques in both the inpatient, outpatient, and outpatient office setting. He brings the depth of knowledge to the Vascular Institute with his intricate knowledge of advanced techniques for the treatment of carotid, mesenteric, renal, venous, and peripheral vascular disease. He has a special interest for the care of patients with critical limb ischemia. He performs procedures at Erlanger Hospitals - Main and East Campus, Memorial Hospital, Parkridge Hospital, Tennova Cleveland and the VIC's Office Based Lab.
Will Harris, DO
Dr. William Harris is a vascular surgeon recently serving in the United States Air Force. He was assigned to the 959th Medical Operations Squadron at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. He graduated with honors from University of Arizona and Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a residency in General Surgery at Keesler Medical Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi and completed a fellowship in vascular and endovascular surgery at University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga.Elizabeth Hartmann, MD
Dr. Harris is board certified by the American Board of Surgery in both General Surgery and Vascular Surgery. He is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery and the Society for Vascular Surgery.
Dr. Elizabeth Hartmann recently completed her service in the United States Air Force as a vascular surgeon at San Antonio Military Medical Center in Texas. She received her doctorate of medicine from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, followed by a general surgery residency at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga. She earned a vascular surgery fellowship at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Hartmann received her undergraduate degree from Marshall University.
She is a certified general surgeon by the American Board of Surgery and a registered physician in vascular interpretation (RPVI).
Dr. Chris LeSar
Medical School - Medical College of Ohio, Toledo
Residency - Medical College of Ohio, Toledo
Fellowship - Eastern VA Medical School
Dr. Elizabeth Hartmann
Medical School - University of TN, Memphis
Residency - University of TN, Chattanooga
Fellowship - University of MN
Dr. William Harris
Medical School - MidWestern University of AZ, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency - Keesler Medical Center
Fellowship - University of TN, Chattanooga
Hospital affiliations for all providers
Parkridge, Erlanger Main and East Campus, CHI Memorial Hospital, Tennova Hospital - Cleveland
American Board of Surgery
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