Vascular and Endovascular Specialty Associates

The St. Dominic Hospital Vascular and Endovascular surgeons provides care to patients with diseases of the arteries and veins with a special interest in minimally invasive catheter-based care for peripheral vascular disease and aneurysmal disease.  Resources include a state of the art hybrid endovascular suite with around the clock staffing for both scheduled and emergency cases.   We also have a comprehensive ultrasound imaging and blood flow analysis laboratory available both within the hospital and at our outpatient clinic.  Utilizing the aforementioned resources, we are able to provide the best and most up to date detection, treatment and prevention strategies for vascular disease including both open surgical and minimally invasive catheter-based vascular procedures.

The division engages in a range of innovative research efforts, including endovascular grafting techniques for aortic aneurysms and aortic dissection.  The state of Mississippi is a “hotbed” for peripheral vascular disease and hence the division is at the forefront of minimally invasive strategies and research on restoring blood flow to the lower extremities.

Our clinical services include care for abdominal aortic aneurysms, thoracic aortic aneurysms, peripheral vascular disease (PAD, PVD), diabetic vascular disease, carotid artery disease, aortic dissection, renal artery disease, mesenteric vascular disease, varicose veins, dialysis access, all types of thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS), venous stasis, deep venous thrombosis (DVT), arterio-venous malformations (AVMs) and wound care.

If you have been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease and/or thoracic disease, our highly skilled cardiovascular surgeons are well trained in the latest surgical or minimally invasive procedures.

This includes, but is not limited to, coronary artery bypass grafting, valve replacements or repairs and carotid endarterectomies. Bypasses for stenosis of veins or arteries can be performed to allow better flow of blood and oxygen to diseased vessels of the extremities. Abdominal aortic aneurysm and thoracic aortic aneurysm repairs – both by open and endovascular approach – are performed by our surgeons.

Zachary Baldwin, MD, FACS

We are accepting new patients.


Ballooning of the abdominal aorta (abdominal aortic aneurysm) is a dangerous condition due to risk of the artery rupturing and life-threatning bleeding. The disease can be caused by smoking, atherosclerosis or may be related to a family history of disease. Aneurysms, once found, are best evaluated and treated by a physician familiar and trained in aneurysm intervention (an endovascular surgeon). Our specialists, using state of the art imaging, will determine if and when your aneurysm needs to be fixed. Most importantly, we can provide you the safest and least invasive options for repairing your aneurysm effectively. Our vascular and endovascular surgeons are well versed in complicated aortic disease and performance of complex fenestrated endovascular aortic repair. Dr. Baldwin performed the first such repair in Mississippi in 2010 and Drs. Cumbie and Baldwin remain the only physicians certified to perform the procedure in Mississippi.

Aneurysms of the thoracic aorta, similar to abdominal aneurysms, are a dangerous condition with risk of arterial rupture and life-threatning bleeding. These aneurysms reside in the chest and are also caused by smoking, atherosclerosis and familial disease. The aneurysms are very complex in nature due to their relationship with the major vessels to the brain and arms. Our vascular and endovascular surgeons are well versed in the care and management of this complex disease as well as cutting-edge techniques to provide patients the best opportunity for safe and effective treatment.

PAD or peripheral arterial disease involves hardening and blockage of the artery. These changes may lead to a lack of blood flow to the legs with resultant pain when walking. When severe, PAD can result in the formation of ulcers and gangrene, with risk of limb loss. At the University of Mississippi, we have the complete “toolbox” of minimally invasive and surgical intervention which can be used to optimize blood flow, improve walking and prevent amputations. Our specialists are very experienced in both the medical and interventional aspects of caring for PVD. By combining traditional vascular surgical options with cutting edge catheter based technologies (angioplasty, atherectomy, laser therapy, stenting and clot removal) we are able to provide our patients with the safest and most effective options for limb salvage

Diabetic vascular disease is a particularly complex and severe form of PAD effecting both the smaller and larger arteries of the lower extremities. Diabetic disease also effects arteries delivering blood to the heart, brain and other organs. Our specialists are well versed in the complex care of diabetic vascular disease and are committed to their comprehensive care.

High blood pressure and atherosclerosis can lead to damage to the wall of the aorta. This results in splitting of the aorta and places downstream organs and extremities at risk of reduced or absent blood flow. This is a serious and life threatening condition which requires care by physicians familiar with medical, radiologic and interventional aspects of the patient’s care. Our vascular, endovascular and cardiothoracic surgeons have ample experience in the management of aortic dissection providing the patient all options for the best outcomes and recovery.

  • Michelle Taylor, NP
  • Anse Rigby, NP

For Additional Information

Vascular and Endovascular Specialty Associates
971 Lakeland Drive, Suite 1250
Jackson, MS 39216
Main: (601) 200-2990
Fax: (601) 200-5939