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Frank C. Vandy, MD

  • About
    • Specialties: Vascular Disease Vascular Surgery
    • Board Certified:

      Vascular Surgery
      Surgical Critical Care

    • Gender: Male
    • Languages: English
    Biography

    What I Do
    I am a vascular surgeon who believes no one should have to live in pain or fear of the disease process. I treat my patients as I would my family -- in a timely, personalized manner. My special clinical interests include limb salvage, tibial and pedal loop endovascular therapy, thoracic outlet syndrome and open aortic reconstruction.

    Why I Love My Work
    I enjoy the complexity of vascular surgery and its rapid evolution from traditional knife and suture procedures to highly intricate endovascular and minimally invasive techniques. I love when I can meet patients having pain in the morning, operate on them in the early afternoon and send them home pain-free the same day!

    Getting to Know Me
    I have provided care in many communities throughout Minnesota but find that CentraCare is unique in its efficiency, teamwork and culture of patient-centered care.

    I want my patients to know that once we begin a doctor/patient relationship, I will not let you down! I will walk with you in your health care journey until you are satisfied. You can always call me in time of need or concern.

    In my spare time, I love to cook gourmet food, experience unique wine, travel to remote places, stay healthy and fit and spend as much time as possible with my wife, kids and friends.

    In addition to vascular surgery, I am also board certified in critical care. When the pandemic limited the amount of surgery needed, I traveled around the country to provide care within intensive care units to critically ill COVID-19 patients.

    Education
    • Medical School
      Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis
    • Residency
      University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO