The Jacksonville Vein Center at Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgical Associates is a world-class center for comprehensive, state-of -the art treatment of diseases and disorders of the veins and arteries. We are the oldest sustained providers of care in cardiovascular diseases in Jacksonville and are the largest provider of cardiac and peripheral vascular services in Northeast Florida. We have 11 board-certified vascular specialists with offices at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Baptist Medical Center- Downtown, Memorial Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital and Flagler Hospital.
Our new office opened in January 2007 at the Gary and Nancy Chartrand Heart and Vascular Center at St. Vincent's Hospital and houses the Jacksonville Vein Center offering comprehensive, cutting-edge care of all aspects of venous disease. We have the busiest vascular laboratory in the area and are one of first ICAVL- accredited facilities in the region. Our facility combines the quality and safety of a hospital setting with convenience and efficiency of an office setting.
We remain on the cutting-edge of the revolution that is occurring in the care of patients with cardiovascular problems. This represents a tremendous shift from conventional surgical treatment to the latest innovations in non-surgical and minimally invasive procedures.
All of our doctors are certified by the American Board of Surgery in Vascular Surgery or Cardiothoracic Surgery. Each physician has undergone additional vascular training at centers of excellence throughout the United States including the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, the University of Missouri, Massachusetts General Hospital, the Texas Heart Institute, the Cleveland Clinic and the University of Michigan. We pride ourselves on our reputation as the region's specialists in the comprehensive management of disorders of the heart, arteries and veins.
Our doctors are Fellows of the American College of Surgeons and members of the Society for Vascular Surgery, the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery and the Florida Vascular Society. The physicians are recognized leaders in their fields having trained physicians throughout the nation in minimally- invasive techniques and endovascular surgery such as endovascular abdominal aneurysm repair, VNUS radiofrequency ablation of the greater saphenous vein, Fox hollow Silver hawk atherectomy, outpatient dialysis-access techniques, use of Vascular anastomotic clips and minimally- invasive MAZE procedures. Our physicians remain committed to providing the most innovative care for our patients and are active in ongoing clinical research trials.
Geoffrey L. Risley, M.D., F.A.C.S. received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and completed medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Risley completed his general surgery and vascular fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He then practiced with the world-renowned vein surgeon, Dr. John Bergan, at the Scripps Memorial Hospital and the Vein Institute of La Jolla in San Diego, CA for 4 years before returning to Florida. Dr. Risley is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is Board-Certified in Vascular Surgery. He is a member of multiple specialty societies including: the Society for Vascular Surgery, the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery, the Florida Vascular Society, the Vascular Access Society, the International Society of Endovascular Specialists, the American College of Phlebology, the Florida Medical Society and the Duval and Clay County Medical Societies.
Serving as the medical director of the Jacksonville Vein Center, Dr. Risley is the only Board-Certified physician in vascular surgery, in Jacksonville to provide endovenous laser treatment (EVLT), radiofrequency ablation (VNUS Closure), US guide foam- sclerotherapy , standard sclerotherapy, venous thrombolysis, venous stenting as well as minimally-invasive phlebectomy and conventional vein stripping.
Alfred D. Harding, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S. Received his undergraduate degree and a doctorate in medicine from the University of Missouri. He completed his general surgery and vascular fellowship under the tutelage of Dr. Donald Silver at the University of Missouri. Dr. Harding is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is board-certified in Vascular Surgery. He is a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery, the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, the Florida Vascular Society, the Jacksonville Vascular Society, and the Florida and Duval County Medical Societies.
Dr. Harding has practiced vascular surgery in Jacksonville since 1990. He was the first fellowship trained Board-Certified vascular surgeon to enter private practice in Jacksonville and is the medical director of our peripheral vascular lab. For the last 17 years Dr. Harding has cared for the arterial and venous problems of the people in Northeast Florida. He is an accomplished musician and is a recognized leader in the community.
Comprehensive evaluation of venous disease- Endovenous Saphenous vein ablation, EVLT, VNUS Closure, Sclerotherapy, foam sclerotherapy, vein stripping, micro-phlebectomy, ICAVL-certified vascular laboratory, Veinography, venous thrombolysis, venous angioplasty and stenting,full-line of Jobst compression stocking. Comprehensive management of arterial disease- Diagnostic and interventional arteriography, arterial angioplasty, stenting, thrombolysis and embolization,carotid angioplasty/stenting, renal angiolplasty/stenting, Silverhawk atherectomy, cryoplasty, conventional surgical bypass
The Jacksonville Vein Center provides vein treatments
for varicose veins
and spider veins
in Jacksonville, Florida.