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About Us

Our practice

Innovation in vascular surgery for WNY

Dr. Joseph Anain, Sr., MD, FACS, a pioneer in vascular surgery in Western New York, started the first angiography suite at Sisters Hospital in 1967. His innovations included performing percutaneous selective catheterization directly into the blood vessels and placing the first implantable peripheral stent into a patient in Western New York.

In 1999, Dr. Anain performed the first FDA-approved endoluminal aortic stent graft in our area for the treatment of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. That year, Dr. Anain’s son, Paul Anain, MD, FACS, joined his practice. Together, they created Catholic Health’s first carotid stent program for carotid artery disease at Sisters Hospital.

They’ve performed nearly 1,000 endoluminal stent graft procedures to date and are recognized among the top 3% of vascular surgery practices nationally.

A team of experts committed to you

In addition to Dr. Joseph Anain Sr. and Dr. Paul Anain, our vascular team includes Roger Walcott, MD, FACS, Aimee Swartz, MD and Gregory Clabeaux, DO, FACOS – all fellowship-trained vascular experts, board certified in general, vascular and endovascular surgery. We work together with a focus on providing our patients with the highest level of vascular care in Western New York.

The Vascular & Endovascular Center of WNY is accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).

Multiple locations to serve you

Our team of experienced vascular surgeons performs minimally invasive and open surgical procedures at multiple locations, including The VEC Aortic & Vascular Center at Sisters Hospital, the largest vascular facility in WNY.

Training a new wave of vascular surgeons

In addition to providing vascular care for patients, our professionals train the next generation of vascular surgeons through the Sisters of Charity Hospital Accredited Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program.