About Us

We are a private, independent medical practice that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment and prevention of chronic, non-healing wounds and vascular diseases.  We are located in the northern suburbs, where we have two clinics conveniently located in Coon Rapids and Blaine.


The mission of Vascular Surgery Associates (VSA) is to provide our patients with exceptional care in a personalized and compassionate setting.


Patient Choice Award


Dr. Paul Gannon founded Vascular Surgery Associates in an effort to bring cardiac and vascular surgery to the northern suburbs.

Dr. Craig Walvatne joined the practice. Prior to this, Dr. Walvatne had worked on the faculty at the University of Minnesota where he taught vascular surgery and wound care to medical students and resident physicians.

Dr. Walvatne was asked to begin seeing patients at the Red Lake Indian Reservation. He started a diabetic foot clinic and has been going up there monthly since then.

Dr. Walvatne took over the practice and became the sole provider at Vascular Surgery Associates. He has developed a loyal patient population where he continues to treat patients for venous diseases and wound care.

Stephanie Walvatne joined Vascular Surgery Associates as a Nurse Practitioner. Prior to her finishing her masters degree and becoming a Nurse Practitioner, she worked as a registered nurse at Unity Hospital for 17 years.