Grand Rapids Cardiology Joins Advanced Cardiac & Vascular Centers for Amputation Prevention

Partnership Strengthens Cardiology Offerings

In a move to strengthen patient care and enhance service offerings, Grand Rapids Cardiology has joined Advanced Cardiac & Vascular Centers for Amputation Prevention.

Led by cardiologist Dr. Ronald L. VanderLaan, Grand Rapids Cardiology and its 17 staff will now practice under the ACV Centers brand. Since its founding in 2008, Grand Rapids Cardiology has been a leader in providing high-quality cardiovascular care with an empathetic, personalized approach.

“Grand Rapids Cardiology has been an innovative, well-respected practice in West Michigan for the last decade,” said Dr. Jihad Mustapha, CEO of ACV Centers. “We have been very fortunate to work closely with Dr. VanderLaan and the GRC team for some time now, so we jumped at the opportunity to bring him on board.

“Both of our practices are in a strong position to serve patients, and this partnership will only allow us to grow our services while focusing on the patient-centric care all our patients expect and value from us.”

Widely known as the “The Leg Savers,” ACV Centers founders and endovascular specialists Dr. Jihad Mustapha and Dr. Fadi Saab provide highly personalized and comprehensive cardiac, vascular and vein care. Supported by a passionate team of health care providers, ACV Centers has a special concentration on treating peripheral artery disease, or PAD, and the complications of critical limb ischemia, or CLI.

The new partnership strengthens ACV Center’s cardiology offerings, including coronary catheterizations, congestive heart failure, arrhythmia, hypertension and preventative cardiology, among others.

Grand Rapids Cardiology will continue practicing out of its current office, which is located at 1310 East Beltline Ave SE, Suite 130 in Grand Rapids. The location will become known as ACV Grand Rapids Cardiology.

“Our two practices share the same values when it comes to a compassionate, highly detailed approach to patient care, so the partnership seemed very natural,” VanderLaan said. “By joining forces, we hope to draw on our collective expertise to build a cardiac and vascular center for excellence.

“The team and I are greatly looking forward to partnering with ACV and helping patients around the world get back on their feet.”

VanderLaan will be joined by interventional cardiologist Dr. Mohamad Saab to enhance cardiology offerings and patient care from the Grand Rapids Cardiology office.

Since its founding in February 2018, ACV Centers have grown to meet patient demands. The practice now has 72 physicians and care team members practicing at two locations in Grand Rapids and one in Lansing.

ACV physicians partner with primary care providers, podiatrists and wound care professionals to ensure patients are provided with appropriate multi-disciplinary care. Using leading-edge technology and tools, ACV physicians regularly remove blockages from arteries, returning blood flow and improving circulation.

PAD is a common circulation problem that occurs when arteries that carry blood throughout the body become narrowed or blocked, restricting blood flow to feet, legs and other areas. Those who smoke, have diabetes or chronic kidney disease or suffer from high blood pressure or high cholesterol are candidates for PAD. Left untreated, PAD can lead to tissue loss, gangrene, amputations and eventually death.