Dr. Chris LeSar is a Vascular/Endovascular Surgeon certified by the American Board of Surgery (ABS) and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). Dr. LeSar is an experienced vascular surgeon working in the Chattanooga region for the last 19 years, specializing in vascular and minimally invasive endovascular techniques in both the inpatient and outpatient office setting. In 2015, Dr. LeSar founded the Vascular Institute of Chattanooga, a Regional Amputation Prevention Center, and brings his intricate knowledge of advanced techniques for the treatment of carotid, mesenteric, renal, venous, and peripheral vascular disease to the center. He has a special interest in caring for patients with critical limb ischemia and the prevention of unnecessary amputations. He received his medical degree and completed his general surgery residency at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and his vascular fellowship training at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Lincoln Memorial University, a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS), and a founding member of the Outpatient Endovascular Interventional Society (OEIS).