Trusted Vascular Surgeons in the midwest

Committed to Excellence in Vascular Care

The Kansas City Region’s highest level of care with empathy, dignity and compassion.

committed to Patients

Our Philosophy of Care

  • Partnership: We believe in partnership between the patient, referring physician, and surgeon to provide individualized and informed care.
  • Minimally Invasive: The least invasive method of appropriate treatment to promote faster recovery.
  • Community Focus: Commitment to promoting health and wellness within the community.
  • Convenient: Our physicians are on staff at multiple hospitals and offer office appointments at several locations in the region.
  • Team Approach: A comprehensive team of specialists including Physicians, Advanced Practice Nurses, Registered Nurses, and Registered Vascular Sonographers.
Get to Know Our Expert Surgeons and Specialists

Our Physicians

  • Dr. Robert Carter

    Robert R. Carter, MD, FSVS, FACS, RPVI earned his medical degree at the University of California at Davis Medical School. He then moved to Kansas City to complete his residency at the University of Missouri – Kansas City in general surgery. After subsequently completing a fellowship in Vascular Surgery at the University of Kentucky, he…
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  • Dr. Michael Deiparine

    While he is a native of Wisconsin, Michael K. Deiparine, MD, FSVS, FACS has made the Kansas City metro area his home for the past 20 years. He is Board Certified in both Vascular Surgery and General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery. He is also recognized as a Fellow of the American College…
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  • Dr. Peter Lau

    Peter J. Lau, MD, FSVS, FACS, RPVI is Kansas native originally from Wichita, Kansas. He is a graduate from the University Of Kansas School Of Medicine, Class of 2014. He completed General Surgery Residency at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine-Tulsa in 2019. He also completed his Vascular Surgery Fellowship in 2021 at the…
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  • Dr. Austin Wagner

    Midwest Aortic & Vascular Institute was delighted when Austin J. Wagner, DO, FSVS, RPVI, joined its team in 2015. Following his residency and fellowship, he was pleased to return to his hometown to work with surgeons who inspire him in his chosen profession of vascular surgery. Dr. Wagner completed his vascular surgery fellowship at the…
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  • Dr. Jonathan Wilson

    Jonathan E. Wilson, DO, FACOS, FSVS, RPVI returned to the Kansas City area as a member of the vascular surgery team at Midwest Aortic & Vascular Institute. Having grown up in Independence, on the acreage of the Fort Osage Christmas Tree Farm, and graduated from Fort Osage High School, Dr. Wilson developed an early affinity…
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Our Advanced Practice Provider

  • Melissa L. Flood, FNP-C

    Melissa brings an impressive background in acute health care management to her position as a nurse practitioner at MAVI. In addition, she has prior experiences in emergency and critical care medicine. Her passion for providing patients and their families with the best possible health care experience and clinical outcomes has earned her top marks for…
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