Dr. Craig Walvatne, MD

Vascular Surgery •  Male • Age 61
  
Dr. Walvatne
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Vascular Surgery Associates

11855 Ulysses St NE Blaine, MN 55434

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(763) 427-8547

Dr. Craig Walvatne, MD is a Vascular Surgery Specialist in Blaine, MN and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Walvatne has more experience with Peripheral Vascular Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Minnesota Medical School medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Abbott Northwestern Hospital and AllinaHealth - Mercy Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Walvatne to book an appointment.


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Dr. Walvatne accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Group Value Network (Select Network)-MN
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Blue Cross Accord
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Practice Areas

Peripheral Vascular Disorders

Peripheral vascular disorder specialists diagnose and treat narrowing or blockages in the blood vessels outside the heart, most commonly caused by atherosclerosis, a buildup of plague inside the blood vessel wall.Compare with other Peripheral Vascular Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 71% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Varicose Veins
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Walvatne treats Varicose Veins more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Walvatne treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Walvatne treats Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD) more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Walvatne treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Walvatne treats Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Walvatne treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

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Dr. Walvatne's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Blood Clot
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Non-Healing Wounds
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Edema
  • Ischemic Limb
  • Leg Pain
  • Leg Ulcer
  • Leg Venous Ulcer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymphatic Disorders
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcer of Foot
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Trauma
  • Vein Diseases
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Reflux

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I was searching for a doctor to help me with a painful varicose vein I had been dealing with for 5 years . After two years and two other doctors who couldn’t get insurance to approve, dr . Craig walvatne knew what he was doing and got insurance approval was able to perform the procedure I needed . All went well he is very knowledgeable, nice and easy to talk to !
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Katie P – Aug 29, 2019
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Dr. Walvatne is amazing. He is very caring, compassionate, knowledgeable and personable. Great bedside manor. You can tell he is passionate about what he does. I feel like I'm visiting a friend rather than a Dr.
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Jul 21, 2019
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It has been 17 years since I first met Dr Walvatne if it had not been for him I am sure I would not still be here today. He is the most caring,talented,knowledeable vascular doctor anyone could ask for.
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Danette Wallenstrom – Jul 17, 2019
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He’s knowledgeable, respectful, a pioneer, and nice. I wouldn’t go anywhere else. His staff are great, too.
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MN – Feb 23, 2019
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Dr. Walvatne is a Fantastic Surgeon and a True Angel who helps those who are in need and has helped Beth and Myself to fight against Our battle with my legs, THANK You Dr. Craig from Beth & George Reynolds
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George & Beth Reynolds in Brooklyn Park, MN – Oct 23, 2018
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Dr. walvatne pretty much saved my life - after 7 or 8 Dr's claiming to cure me, the problem got worse and worse exponentially, I thank the planet, stars, Sun and all the kittens and puppies and his wonderful wife (he was getting married at the time) for Dr. Walvatne's skill and care for his patients- Craig, I owe you, i gave you a book of my poetry, I think A new poem is due. as is a new wound on the same leg - albeit small - non-healing
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David Catherson in Champlin, MN – May 04, 2017
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He took my mom's case on an emergency basis and has been very personable with us and he truly cares about her outcome, he is one of the most wonderful Drs we have ever worked with.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Our mission is the prevention and treatment of vascular disease in the patient population we serve.

Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery
  • Wound & Burn Care

Board Certifications

Education

1994
University Of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
1993
University Of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic
Residency Hospital
1986
Uw Health Uw Hospitals and Clinics
Internship Hospital
1985
University Of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic
Internship Hospital
1984
University of Minnesota Medical School
Medical School
1980
The Johns Hopkins University
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Norwegian
  • German
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Patient's Choice Award, 2009
  • Patient's Choice Award, 2008

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  • Does Dr. Walvatne offer an online patient portal?

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  • Does Dr. Walvatne have free onsite parking?

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  • Does Dr. Walvatne offer weekend visits?

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  • Does Dr. Walvatne offer evening visits?

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Locations

Vascular Surgery Associates

Vascular Surgery Associates11855 Ulysses St NE Blaine, MN 55434
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Minneapolis, MN

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Vascular Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018)

AllinaHealth - Mercy Hospital

Coon Rapids, MN

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery Award™ (2020)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

AllinaHealth - Unity Hospital

Fridley, MN
  • America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery Award™ (2020)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)