Category: What's New

WavelinQ – Latest Technology for End Stage Renal Disease

We are excited to be a part of bringing advanced technology to patients in Northeast Florida! This past Friday, Dr. Erin Moore performed Baptist Health’s first endovascular fistula using the WavelinQ system. This new technology provides renal disease patients with a non-surgical option for fistula creation so they can receive life-saving dialysis treatment.

A fistula is a connection that is made between a vein and an artery which provides access to the bloodstream so patients can receive hemodialysis treatment (cleansing of the blood).

Previously, fistula creation has only been possible through open surgery. However, the WavelinQ system offers an alternative to open surgery using a completely endovascular approach. During the procedure, the surgeon utilizes a dual-catheter system and radiofrequency to connect the vein and artery in the lower arm.

WavelinQ is the first major advancement in fistula creation in over 50 years and can offer many benefits to patients, such as minimizing arm disfigurement and scarring after surgery.

For patients diagnosed with renal disease and in need of a fistula, being evaluated by a vascular surgeon is an important step in the treatment process. Vascular surgeons specialize in blood vessel surgery and can fully evaluate if you are a candidate for this procedure.

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Introducing Robotic-Assisted Bronchoscopy for Lung Cancer

Memorial Hospital has just announced a new cancer-fighting technology for patients in Northeast Florida – minimally invasive robotic-assisted bronchoscopy for the early detection of lung cancer.

Dr. Dale Mueller, one of our Cardiothoracic Surgeons, will be one of the first physicians to be trained to use the new robot with patient cases beginning the week of December 7th.

This new robotic-assisted bronchoscopy technology will allow surgeons to make an earlier lung cancer diagnosis with greater accuracy. Unlike a traditional bronchoscopy, the robotic platform allows the physician to reach the entire lung safely and obtain tissue samples of small and hard-to-reach nodules in the periphery of the lung. It also has a lower risk for complications than traditional biopsy techniques.

Memorial Hospital is the first healthcare system in Northeast Florida and among the first hospitals in the U.S. to offer this technology.

Dr. Mueller appeared on the News 4 Jax Morning Show to discuss this new technology and performed a live demonstration at Memorial Hospital. To watch the full news interview online, click here.


At Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgical Associates, P.A., being at the forefront of innovation and technology is at the core of our mission and we are excited to be a part of bringing this advanced technology to patients in Northeast Florida.


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Listen to Your Legs for Signs of Peripheral Vascular Disease

Listen to your legs! Peripheral vascular disease (PVD), also known as peripheral artery disease (PAD), is a common yet serious disease that affects millions of Americans.

One of our vascular surgeons, Dr. Jared Feyko, wrote an article for the Times Union to increase awareness of this disease and provide information on diagnosis and treatment.

You can access the full article here.

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Humana Partnership Announced

The Jacksonville Vascular Center (JVC) is an office-based surgical facility conveniently located in the Southpoint area of Jacksonville, FL.

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We are proud to announce the opening of our private out-patient surgical facility…

The Jacksonville Vascular Center (JVC) is an office-based surgical facility conveniently located in the Southpoint area of Jacksonville, FL.

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Dr. Erin Moore begins the latest in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm treatment

23 January 2018. Dr. Erin Moore, MD FACS RPVI, Chief of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery and Director of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, FL has enrolled his first two patients in the FDA trial for the Gore Excluder CEXC® conformable stent graft for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms with an angulated infra-renal neck of 60-90 degrees.

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