What Quality Means To Us


We measure our quality.  We have invested heavily in the Vascular Quality Initiative™ sponsored by the Society for Vascular Surgery.  The VQI is a database that measures our results — the ones we providers care about, not the ones the government necessarily measures — and compares them with vascular surgeons and practices around the United States.  We were the first and, as of 2021, are still the only private practice to do this in middle Tennessee. As of 2021 we have earned 3 out of 3 stars every year since joining the initiative. We know what our results are, for instance, in stroke or cranial nerve injury after carotid endarterectomy.  We know what our limb-salvage rates are for minimally invasive vascular surgery and leg bypass.  We also measure our results in dialysis access, open and minimally invasive aortic surgery, and other procedures.  We believe that in order to be serious about quality, one must measure it. This database allows us to continually improve by utilizing the knowledge gained by all the practices that participate in VQI nationwide. As a result of our efforts, The Nashville Business Journal named Dr. Ryan as a HEALTHCARE HERO in the category of quality for 2017. 

Nashville Business Journal 2017 Healthcare Heroes,
Nashville Vascular and Vein Institute- video production by KGV Studios

We are an experienced team.  Dr. Ryan has been practicing vascular and general surgery for over 15 years and brings a wealth of experience and current scientific knowledge.  Vascular surgery is a constantly changing environment, and only an experienced surgeon who practices both advanced open and endovascular surgery can fully assess the implications and benefits that new technology brings to the complex world of vascular surgery.  The team at NVAVI represents over 50 additional years of experience in medicine.

Callers are greeted by one of our caring staff during normal business hours, rather than a machine.  We believe that only by answering the phone can we be as responsive as possible to providers and patients.

Our main focus at NVAVI is safe and compassionate care of our patients.  We are available every step of the way for information and support.  Improving your quality of life means informed decisions, exceptional medical care and help achieving a healthier lifestyle if needed. We treat the whole person not just a single problem.

We do our best every day so that our patients get exceptional medical care and have the best possible experience.  

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