Adena Physicians & Staff April 18, 2013

Dr. Stephen Jepsen Providing Vascular Care in Greenfield

Vascular surgery patients living in the western area of Adena’s service region now have the option to see their surgeon close to home, in Greenfield (Highland County). Dr. Stephen Jepsen, a board-certified vascular surgeon is now seeing patients at Adena Health System’s Adena Greenfield Medical Center.

“As Adena grows its service area, we saw a need to reach out to our western tier for vascular surgery patients,” said Adena’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Fortney. “We want to provide patients throughout the region with hometown sub-specialty consultation, and Greenfield is a natural fit for this service.”

Adena previously only offered non-invasive vascular testing at Greenfield, performed by a vascular technologist. Adding a surgeon for consultation and follow-up care is a clear next step in offering comprehensive service to patients in the area. “By being onsite and available to provide close-to-home service to those in Adena’s western region, we are able to save patients the time and cost of travel, and help simplify life as much as we can for them,” said Dr. Jepsen.

Vascular surgery is a unique sub-specialty which covers any vascular problem outside the chest area. This may include artery and vein surgeries in the head and neck, limbs and abdomen.  Vascular surgeons also perform hemodialysis access procedures for kidney patients. In addition, Dr. Jepsen performs angiogram/angioplasty care, an out-patient procedure that may reduce or eliminate the need for surgery.

Dr. Stephen Jepsen is a board-certified vascular surgeon. He is a graduate of Loyola-Stritch School of Medicine and served his residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL. Dr. Jepsen earned his fellowship in Clinical Vascular Surgery and Research Vascular Surgery at Harvard Medical School-New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston, MA. He is certified by the Board of General Surgery American Board of Surgery, General and Vascular Surgery.

In addition to regular office hours in Chillicothe, Dr. Jepsen also sees vascular surgery patients at the Adena Family Medicine-Circleville location. To schedule an appointment or referral with Dr. Jepsen, patients or physicians may call (740) 779-4360, or request an appointment online.