about us

about us

what we are about

we are advanced

Pacific Vascular Institute (PVI) is Hawaii’s first outpatient interventional vascular center offering the most advanced, minimally invasive procedures. Our goal is to improve blood circulation and the quality of life for those suffering from peripheral vascular disease (PVD).

our mission

Hawaii has one of the highest rates of amputations in the country. Amputations don’t just affect the legs, but also severely impacts quality of life and mortality.

We make it our mission to reduce the rate of amputations in the state of Hawaii by 50% in 3 years

how we achieve our mission

In the United States, there are approximately 100,000 non-traumatic lower extremity amputations performed for people with diabetes yearly — one every six minutes
In the U.S., diabetes-related amputation costs are approximately $3 billion/year [$38,000/amputation procedure]
After a major amputation, half of those patients will have their other limb amputated within two years
The five-year mortality rate associated with diabetic lower extremity amputations is GREATER THAN all forms of cancer