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November 20, 2017

Holy Family Hospital Welcomes Vascular Surgeon Ryan Messiner, DO to the Medical Staff

Holy Family Hospital is pleased to welcome Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon 
Ryan Messiner, DO to the medical staff.

Board Certified in General Surgery and Vascular Surgery, Dr, Messiner earned his medical degree Magna Cum Laude at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He completed his Internship, and Residency in Surgery, at University of Florida in Jacksonville, and Fellowship training in Vascular Surgery at Milton S. Hershey College of Medicine at Pennsylvania State University.

A member of the American College of Surgeons, The Society of Vascular Surgery, and the Society of Vascular Ultrasound, he has over 10 years of experience in vascular surgery in private practice, and as assistant professor of vascular surgery at University of Florida in Daytona Beach, and assistant professor of vascular and endovascular surgery at the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine in Tulsa.

His special interests include minimally invasive endovascular techniques for vascular disease, advanced peripheral artery disease, patients in renal failure with complex dialysis needs, and aortic and peripheral aneurysm disease.

“Endovascular surgery is a subspecialty of vascular surgery, that when appropriate, gives patients the option of having vascular issues addressed with minimally invasive surgical techniques, which means less scarring, and faster recovery times,” says Holy Family Hospital President Craig Jesiolowski, FACHE. “We are pleased to welcome Dr. Messiner to Holy Family Hospital.”

Dr. Messiner chose the specialty of vascular surgery because it’s a surgical specialty that allows him to have a relationship with patients and their families.

“When patients have vascular disease, they often become your patients for life. I like to sit down and get to know my patients and their families, and take care of them by fixing vascular problems, and educating them about their condition. Patients don’t always understand why they have a problem, so I explain and try to advise them about how to stay healthy,” says Dr. Messiner, who joined practice with Vascular Surgeons Arthur J. Gonsalves, MD and Gary J. Pare, MD at Vascular & Vein Associates, located at 380 Merrimack St. in Methuen, MA.

 “I came to New England because of family, but also because I had the opportunity to join practice with two vascular surgeons who are experienced and respected,” says Dr. Messiner, who first met Dr. Gonsalves over 20 years ago when Dr. Gonsalves was completing his Fellowship training in Tampa, Fla., and he was doing research under him.

In his spare time, Dr. Messiner enjoys spending time with his family, coaching his children’s sports teams, and running.


About Holy Family Hospital
Holy Family Hospital is a 385-bed acute-care hospital with three campuses: Holy Family Hospital – Methuen, Holy Family Hospital- Haverhill and Andover Surgery Center. Both full-service hospital locations provide comprehensive inpatient, outpatient and 24/7 emergency services to the greater Merrimack Valley and southern New Hampshire. Holy Family Hospital is the proud recipient of the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission and the Leapfrog Group’s “A” Hospital Safety Grade for performance on national standards of safety, quality and efficiency. Holy Family Hospital is the first hospital in Massachusetts to earn Advanced Certification in Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery by The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation. Holy Family Hospital is Nationally Recognized by BlueCross BlueShield of Massachusetts as a Blue Distinction Center® Plus for excellence in hip and knee replacements and as a Blue Distinction Center® for Spine Surgery. The hospital’s strengths include orthopedic care, cancer care, neurology/neurosurgery, general surgery, thoracic and pulmonary care, wound care and hyperbaric medicine, maternity care, and behavioral medicine.  Holy Family Hospital is part of Steward Health Care, a fully integrated national health care services organization committed to providing the highest quality of care in the communities where our patients live. Steward operates 36 community hospitals in ten states that employ approximately 37,000 people and regularly receives top awards for quality and safety. The Steward network includes more than 26 urgent care centers, 42 preferred skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, over 7,300 beds under management, and more than 1.1 million covered lives through the company’s managed care and health insurance services.