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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.
We are accepting new patients.
CALL 601-200-2990 TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT.
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.
Zachary Baldwin, MD, FACS
Dr. Zach Baldwin, MD, FACS, a native Californian, grew up the son of an emergency room physician in the San Francisco Bay Area. After graduating high school, he attended college at the University of California at Davis. There he double-majored in Classical Civilization and Physiology. After finishing college Dr. Zach Baldwin took a three-year hiatus from studies to move to the Sierra Nevada mountains where he worked as a blackjack dealer and ski instructor.
However, his goal of following in his father’s footsteps and attending medical school remained a priority. He ultimately attended and graduated from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. While there, he began researching carotid artery atherosclerosis which ultimately led to an interest in vascular biology and disease. During surgical residency, he returned to the University of Chicago where he undertook a research fellowship focusing on biologic therapies used to inhibit blood vessel scarring after vascular and endovascular surgery. This research culminated in several publications and the Society for Vascular Surgery Lifeline Foundation Research Prize.
Dr. Zach Baldwin went on to finish his general surgery residency and, subsequently, vascular fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. He is board certified in both vascular and general surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is active in numerous regional and national vascular societies as both a speaker and officer.
Dr. Zach Baldwin is author of over 20 peer- reviewed articles and has served as primary investigator for multiple global studies involving complex aortic disease and peripheral vascular disease. His clinical interests include the use of minimally invasive catheter-based (endovascular) therapy for treatment of vascular disease including aortic aneurysm, diabetic peripheral vascular disease and dialysis access. Dr. Zach Baldwin is currently the only physician in Mississippi certified to perform fenestrated repair of complex aortic aneurysms (FEVAR). Through a combination of innovative technology and durable intervention, he is able to offer patients procedures which minimize risk and allow for a quick and uncomplicated recovery.
Dr. Zach Baldwin relocated south with his wife of 14 years, Laurie, in order to be closer to her Louisiana “kin folk.” They have lived in Madison, Mississippi for the past 9 years with their two children.
Jennifer Dinning, MD
Dr. Dinning spent her childhood in Upstate New York and Columbia, Missouri before moving to Starkville, Mississippi. Dr. Dinning met her husband of 21 years in Mississippi. She received her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from Mississippi State University and went on to complete medical school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center where she also finished her residency in general surgery and her vascular surgery fellowship. In her personal time, Dr. Dinning enjoys being outdoors and traveling with her husband and two daughters.
Anse Rigby, NP
Anse Rigby, NP, was born and raised in Forest, Mississippi. He graduated from Forest High School and then attended East Central Community College in Decatur, Mississippi. He then obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at the University for Women in Columbus, Mississippi. Anse worked as a registered nurse in Intensive Care at St. Dominic’s for approximately 5 years and then took the role of Registered Nurse in the Cardiovascular Surgery OR for approximately 4 years. While working, he obtained his Master’s Degree from Walden University and began working as a nurse practitioner at St. Dominic’s Vascular and Endovascular Specialty Associates in 2018. He also leads worship at St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church and is a singer-songwriter. Anse resides in Brandon, Mississippi with his wife Courtney and two girls, Ella and Charlie.
Michelle Taylor, NP
Michelle Taylor is a lifelong resident of the Jackson area. She graduated from Madison Central High School and then studied at the University of Mississippi. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing as well as her Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She has been board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner since 2006. She previously worked with the Department of Vascular Surgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center prior to joining St. Dominic Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Associates in 2014. Michelle is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Jackson and has served on steering committees for the Mississippi Children’s Museum as well as the Bacchus Ball which supports the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi. She is involved with her children’s school and is currently on the Executive Board of their PTO. Michelle and her husband Billy reside in Madison with their three children. She attends Pinelake Church and enjoys exercise, traveling, and spending time with family.
For Additional Information
Vascular and Endovascular Specialty Associates
971 Lakeland Drive, Suite 1250
Jackson, MS 39216
Monday – Thursday: 9 AM to 4:30 PM
Main: (601) 200-2990
Fax: (601) 200-5939