Coastal Vascular & Vein Center features Board-Certified Vascular Surgeons and Varicose Vein experts. Coastal Vascular is the only IAC accredited vein center in the Lowcountry. Our state-of-the-art facilities allow us to diagnose and treat a variety of vascular diseases as well as varicose veins. Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Murrells Inlet, Walterboro, Bluffton and the rest of the Lowcountry can count on Coastal Vascular & Vein Center for their vascular surgery and varicose vein treatment needs.
Featuring the latest technology and a highly trained staff, our Endovascular Center, Vascular Labs, and Varicose Vein Treatment Rooms are able to provide excellent vascular and varicose vein treatment.
Thomas C. Appleby, M.D., a long-time Charlestonian, has been practicing medicine in the area for over a quarter century. The son of a General Surgeon, he followed his father’s career path as a physician. Dr. Appleby graduated from the University of South Carolina in Columbia. He went to Medical School at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He then completed a General Surgery Residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in Ohio and received the Max Zinninger Award for Excellence in Surgery. While at the University of Cincinnati, he served as a Resident Representative in the Department of Surgery. Following his General Surgery Residency, he completed a Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
Adam J. Keefer, MD, was born and raised in Rochester, New York. Dr. Keefer attended Pennsylvania State University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He went to Medical School at the University of Rochester Medical School in New York. Dr. Keefer completed his General Surgery Residency and Vascular Surgery Fellowship at the University of Rochester Medical School as well. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery in Vascular Surgery and is certified to read diagnostic vascular studies by the National Organization of Diagnostic Ultrasound (ARDMS).
Board-certified in Vascular Surgery, Dr. Hislop came to us from the United States Air Force where he achieved the rank of Major. He served as Chief of Vascular Surgery, Craig Joint Theater Hospital, Bagram Afghanistan. He also served as the Attending Vascular Surgeon, San Antonio Military Medical Center Assistant Professor of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Director, Noninvasive Vascular Lab, San Antonio Military Medical Center Chief, Endovascular Surgery. After completing dual degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry from Virginia Tech University, Dr. Hislop received his MD from the University of Rochester School of Medicine where he also completed his Surgical Residency and Vascular Surgery Fellowship.
Dr. Ashwander was born and raised in Decatur, Alabama. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Auburn University. Following this, he completed medical school and General Surgery residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Ashwander finished his training with a fellowship in Vascular Surgery at Emory University. Board certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and Vascular Surgery.
Dr. DeSart is an alumnus of the University of Georgia where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree. After completing his MD at the Medical College of Georgia, he completed a General Surgery residency at the University of Florida. This was followed by a Vascular Surgery fellowship at the University of Florida. He is board-certified in General Surgery and board-eligible in Vascular Surgery. His practice will encompass the breadth of open and endovascular therapies.