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Vascular Surgeons Open Fredericksburg, Kerrville Practice
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 • Posted July 2, 2008

Vascular surgeons Andrew N. Bowser, M.D., FACS, and Joseph F. Vinas, M.D., FACS, have opened their practice, Texas Hills Vascular Specialists, in the Perry-Feller Professional Building, 205 West Windcrest, Suite 350, in Fredericksburg, and at 251 Cully Drive, Suite B, in Kerrville.

They provide the entire spectrum of care for patients with circulatory disease, including medical management and long-term follow-up, minimally invasive angioplasty, stent procedures and stent graft procedures, as well as traditional open surgery.

Among the vein disorders they treat are varicose veins, spider veins and deep vein thrombosis. They also treat artery blockages, thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms, leg artery bypass and kidney and intestinal artery bypasses.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 997-7138 or toll-free at 866-238-2911.

Dr. Bowser graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in biology from SUNY College at Fredonia, NY, in 1991. He earned his doctor of medicine degree from SUNY HSC at Syracuse, NY, in 1995. He completed his general surgery residency from 1995 to 2000 at Wright State University in Dayton, OH.

He served as a staff general surgeon at Osan Air Force Base, Osan, Korea and then trained as a vascular surgery Fellow at the University of South Florida at Tampa. Dr. Bowser also served as a vascular surgeon/interventional radiologist at Biloxi Veterans Administration and Keesler AFB, at Biloxi, MS.

He was deployed in 2006 as a vascular/trauma surgeon at Balad Air Base, Iraq. Most recently, he was the general surgery flight commander/staff vascular surgeon at Lackland AFB, San Antonio.

He is a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery, International Society for Vascular Surgery, Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Vinas completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin in 1969 with a bachelor of arts degree in zoology. He earned his doctor of medicine degree in 1973 from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and completed his surgery internship at UTMB hospitals in 1974. He completed a general and vascular surgery residency in 1978 at Bexar County Hospital District, Audie Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital in San Antonio.

He was in private practice in San Antonio from 1978 to 1981 when he moved his vascular and general surgery practice to Kerrville.

Dr. Vinas is certified by the American Board of Surgery, and he held a preceptorship in endovascular surgery at Scott & White University from 2004 to 2005.

He is a member of the Texas Surgical Society and the Aust Surgical Society. Dr. Vinas also is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and he is bilingual.


Dr. Bowser

Dr. Vinas

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