WRHPI Vascular Surgery Adds Second Surgeon to Meet Growing Need

By Neil Allen
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Jeffrey Stanley, DO, FACOS, and Nicole Ramon, DO, are members of Western Reserve Hospital Physicians Inc. (WRHPI) Vascular Surgery.

As our population of baby boomers continues to age, the potential for vascular disease increases. According to the National Institute on Aging, by 2020 this extremely large demographic will be between the ages of 55 and 74, putting them at higher risk for vascular health issues. And that can be a scary thought when you consider the current statistics.

Data from the National Institutes of Health tells us that peripheral arterial disease (PAD) now affects between eight and 12 million people in the United States. Another 200,000 people are diagnosed annually with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Approximately 14,000 of these individuals die each year from a ruptured AAA. In addition, stroke — which is often caused by plaque in the carotid artery — remains the third leading cause of death in the US, with nearly 137,000 people dying annually, according to 2010 American Stroke Association statistics.

Western Reserve Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls now has two dedicated surgeons — Jeffrey Stanley, DO, FACOS, and Nicole Ramon, DO — focused on caring for those affected by this expanding health concern. Both are members of Western Reserve Hospital Physicians Inc. (WRHPI) Vascular Surgery.

“Treating patients who have vascular disorders is very rewarding,” says Dr. Stanley. “The work we do allows us to provide life-saving care, such as helping to prevent stroke. Additionally, I enjoy the fact that we are able to develop a close relationship with our patients, following them and their progress over time, in some cases for the entirety of their life. That creates a level of trust and a unique bond with a patient that I believe improves their overall outcome and response to treatment.”

As members of WRHPI Vascular Surgery, Dr. Stanley and Dr. Ramon, along with their clinical support staff, bring a broad range of specialized interests and experience to referring physicians and their patients in Northeast Ohio.

(L-R) Julie Davian, PA-C, Nicole Ramon, DO, and Jeffrey Stanley, DO, FACOS

Services include diagnosing and treating aortic aneurysms, blockages in blood vessels, peripheral artery disease, deep vein thrombosis, blood clots, complications from diabetes, varicose veins, carotid stenosis, and dialysis access.

A graduate of the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Stanley began practicing in 1988, following his vascular fellowship at Lutheran Medical Center in Cleveland.

Dr. Ramon is a graduate of Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and recently completed her vascular surgery fellowship at Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital in Warrensville Heights.

A graduate of the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Jeffrey Stanley is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He began practicing in 1988.

Both physicians were drawn to Western Reserve Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls for its dedicated focus on the patient, and the collegial and supportive atmosphere of the physician-owned organization. Since opening its doors in 2009, the patient-centered vision of Western Reserve Hospital’s founding physicians — including Dr. Stanley — has continued to be realized by its growth in clinical services. This has meant maintaining a commitment of loyalty to the region and adding or expanding those specialty care services, such as vascular surgery, which have been identified as lacking or missing from the community. As a result, Western Reserve Hospital continually strives to provide a more robust complement of surgical and other specialty services for primary care physicians and specialists in Summit County and surrounding areas.

Fueling both doctors’ passion for vascular surgery are their ability to provide life-saving diagnoses and treatments while developing and maintaining close relationships with patients.

“There is nothing comparable to knowing that my patients and their families have entrusted me to provide for their life-altering care,” says Dr. Ramon. “I truly appreciate the opportunity to learn about their condition, and work with each patient to consider the best path for treatment while helping them overcome their vascular issues.”

Familiar with the Northeast Ohio healthcare community, both Dr. Stanley and Dr. Ramon enjoy working closely with peer physicians in the region, striving to meet their needs as well as those of their patients.

“We are focused on delivering the highest level of satisfaction for the physicians with which we work to provide care to their patients,” says Dr. Stanley. “This includes making ourselves accessible and offering open and easy communication, convenient appointment times and locations, and a friendly and accommodating staff.”

Dr. Stanley and Dr. Ramon see patients at two convenient locations: 1900 23rd Street, Cuyahoga Falls; and 20000 Harvard Road, Warrensville Heights. To contact their office, call (330) 971-7758. To learn more about the vascular surgery team, and all of the specialists of Western Reserve Hospital Physicians Inc., visit www.wrhpi.org.