Louisiana

VAC of New Orleans

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Location Details

1 Galleria Blvd #110
Metairie, Louisiana 70001

Phone: 504-708-4400
Fax: 504-708-4410
Office Hours: M-F – 8 AM – 4:30 PM

Directors & Managers

Medical Staff:
Gregory Crenshaw, MD
Matthew Sanger, MD

Center Manager:
Garland Ogden, RN

Services Offered

  • Dialysis Access Care
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Venous Therapies

VAC of North Shore

Location Details

915 S Harrison St.
Covington, Louisiana 70433

Phone: 985-590-5422
Fax: 985-590-5423
Office Hours: M-F – 8 AM – 4:30 PM

Directors & Managers

Medical Staff:
Philip Gardner, MD
Josh Wilensky, MD

Center Manager:
Leann Smith, RN

Services Offered

  • Dialysis Access Care
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Venous Therapies

Our Physicians

Gregory D. Crenshaw, MD

Vascular Access Center of New Orleans

Crenshaw Head ShotGregory D. Crenshaw, MD is a fellowship trained vascular surgeon. He specializes in both General Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. Dr. Crenshaw received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Gustavus Adolphus College in 1996. He received his Doctorate of Medicine from University of Mississippi in 2001. He went on to finish a Family Medicine Residency at the University of Mississippi in 2004.

He started his surgical career at Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans LA. He completed General Surgery training at Ochsner in 2012. He then did a Vascular Fellowship at Ochsner in 2012. While in residency he did research in treatment of esophageal cancer and in fellowship he participated in Carotid Arterial Research. He received the Alton Ochsner Leadership award in 2012 which goes to the resident/fellow who exemplifies both clinical and leadership excellence. He also received the President’s Award in 2012 from the Southern Association of Vascular Surgery for an outstanding clinical paper on the Economics of Carotid Endarterectomy.

Dr. Crenshaw’s interests include Peripheral Vascular interventions and the creation and maintenance of dialysis accesses. He is currently on staff at East Jefferson Hospital in Metairie Louisiana, New Orleans East Hospital, and Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Mandeville Louisiana.


 

Matthew Sanger, MD

Vascular Access Center of New Orleans

matt-sanger-headshotDr. Sanger has been taking care of dialysis patients in New Orleans since 2004 and has been with Vascular Access Centers since 2008. Before this he completed a fellowship in nephrology at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Sanger completed his internal medicine training at Bellevue Hospital and the New York University Medical Center in Manhattan. Dr. Sanger graduated from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine in 1998 and obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

The disruption to the health care system after hurricane Katrina posed many challenges for the dialysis patients of the New Orleans region. Dr. Sanger has been proud to be a part of the rebuilding of that system and has taken a special interest in insuring that dialysis patients have speedy access to unparalleled interventional vascular care. Dr. Sanger is a firm believer that the best patient outcomes occur when the advantages of technology are combined with humane and empathetic care.


 

Philip Gardner, MD

Vascular Access Center of North Shore

Gardner-Head-Shot-1Dr. Gardner is a Vascular Surgeon who graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. After a General Surgery Residency at the US Public Health Service Hospital in New Orleans, he trained in vascular surgery at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans. He is Board Certified in Surgery, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Gardner is on the active Medical Staff of several local acute care hospitals. He has served on several medical executive committees and as Chief of Staff at St. Tammany Parish Hospital and Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He served as the Medical Staff Representative on the Hospital Board of St. Tammany Parish Hospital for seven years. Dr. Gardner obtained a Masters Degree in Medical Management from the Tulane University school of Public Health and Health Systems Management in 2008. He holds the Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) certification in Vascular Ultrasound.

Dr. Gardner has been a leader in bringing the latest techniques in the treatment of vascular disease to his community. The first arterial balloon angioplasty, the first intravascular stent placement, and the first endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in the Covington community were performed by Dr. Gardner. His vascular surgical and angiographic experiences make him uniquely qualified to perform outpatient vascular access procedures. His vast experience in the surgical placement of dialysis shunts, fistulas, ports and catheters, makes him a uniquely qualified angiographer. His experience with the surgical treatment of peripheral arterial occlusive disease makes him qualified to evaluate all treatment options. He is the most experienced actively practicing vascular surgeon in his community.


 

Josh Wilensky, MD

Vascular Access Center of North Shore

wilensky-headshotDr. Wilensky is a cum laude graduate of Washington University in St. Louis with a double major in Psychology and Biology and minor in Chemistry.  He is an honors graduate of LSU Medical School in New Orleans and is a member of the honor’s society, Alpha Omega Alpha.  Dr. Wilensky’s postgraduate training included an accelerated Vascular Surgery training Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, AR.  He is Board Certified in Vascular Surgery.

Dr. Wilensky comes from a busy private practice in Baton Rouge where he treated all aspects of Vascular Surgery.  There, Dr. Wilensky specialized in complex aneurysm repair and was the first surgeon in Baton Rouge to treat a patient with a fenestrated endograft.   This allowed the patient’s aneurysm to be treated with a stent through a needle puncture in each groin rather than an open abdominal operation.  The patient went home the day after surgery.

Dr. Wilensky treats all aspects of vascular disease, but specializes in peripheral arterial disease, venous disease, and dialysis access.  Since joining Vascular Access Centers, he has become the first surgeon in Covington, LA to use a new and improved technique for venous stenting.  He was also one of the first surgeons to use a new graft for dialysis access, which has a lower risk of infection, and also utilizes a new and improved technique for creation of dialysis fistula and grafts that improves long term outcomes.

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