Innovative Professional in Vascular Surgery
About Mitar Vranic
A dedicated vascular surgeon, Dr. Mitar Vranic has demonstrated a commitment to offering the latest in treatment options. He completed his specialized training at the renowned Arizona Heart Institute, where he studied under a collection of highly respected physicians. Since that time, Dr. Mitar Vranic has continued to pursue developments in vascular surgery. He has secured certifications in advanced laparoscopic surgery and vascular duplex ultrasound techniques, and remains actively involved in his field as a member of several professional organizations.
Dr. Mitar Vranic holds a doctoral degree from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa. He completed his internship and residency in general surgery at Ohio University's Doctors Hospital, before advancing to a fellowship in peripheral vascular surgery at the same institution. After completion of his second fellowship in Arizona, he settled in Phoenix as a practitioner at the heart institute. There, he developed several innovative devices and techniques that remain in widespread use.
Dr. Mitar Vranic now applies his expertise as a practicing surgeon at Western Vascular Institute in Mesa, Arizona. Since joining the practice, he has collaborated to offer angiography testing as an in-office procedure. With this and other advancements, he has played a key role in securing the Institute's Joint Commission accreditation.
About Joint Commission Accreditation
Dr. Mitar Vranic, a practitioner with Western Vascular Institute, has played a key role in upholding the practice's high standards of care. Thanks largely to the dedication of Dr. Mitar Vranic and his colleagues, Western Vascular Institute has earned accreditation from The Joint Commission.
The Joint Commission offers accreditation for many categories of health-care providers, from ambulatory health-care centers to inpatient hospitals. Like all other centers that apply for accreditation, an ambulatory center must demonstrate a dedication to meeting rigorous standards and must be committed to continuous improvement. During the accreditation process, The Joint Commission professionals work with the center's staff and leaders to evaluate criteria ranging from human resource processes to medication management and infection prevention.
An accredited institution must meet The Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG), which include accuracy of patient identification and the use of infection-reducing protocol. Ambulatory care centers must also implement The Joint Commission standards on medication reconciliation as well as universal protocol for procedural verification. Sites seeking accreditation can access detailed information on standards via the current edition of The Joint Commission's published manual.
An Introduction to Chronic Venous Insufficiency
As a practitioner with Western Vascular Institute in Mesa, Arizona, Dr. Mitar Vranic treats patients with a wide variety of conditions related to vein health. Dr. Mitar Vranic draws on extensive experience in surgically addressing chronic venous insufficiency and its secondary conditions.
When vessels are functioning normally, they carry oxygenated blood throughout the body and return the oxygen-depleted blood back to the heart for replenishment. However, a number of patients live with leg veins that cannot effectively perform this function. Whereas normal leg veins have valves that close securely and thus push blood back toward the heart, insufficient veins fail to do so and thus cause pooling of the blood in the leg.
These valve malfunctions stem from a variety of causes. High blood pressure in the legs can weaken the vessels and place excess stress on the valves. Some patients experience this phenomenon as a result of a deep vein thrombosis, or blockage in the vein. As the blood works harder to bypass this blockage, it stresses the valve and prompts venous insufficiency. Similarly, inflamed or swollen veins due to phlebitis may lead to the development of a blood clot. The resultant venous insufficiency can cause significant discomfort and inconvenience, though the condition is generally very treatable.