Thoracic and Vascular Surgery Center

Vascular health issues can present in many different ways. Patients report leg pain or discomfort, toe and foot pain during the night, bluish extremities, or wounds that won’t heal after proper treatment. The symptoms vary from patient to patient.

Vascular care includes both surgical and non-surgical care of blood vessel problems.  Our expertise includes:

  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
  • Non-healing leg sores
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Abdominal aneurysms
  • Hemodialysis access
  • Symptomatic varicose veins
  • RFA vein ablation

Thoracic surgeons like Dr. Van Daalen are specialists trained to accurately diagnose and treat patients with thoracic disease of the chest, including both noninvasive treatments and, when necessary, surgical procedures.

Thoracic care includes surgical, non-surgical and minimally invasive Video Assisted Thoracoscopies (VATS) care of non-cardiac chest disease.  Our expertise includes:

  • Lung nodules
  • Pleural effusions and diseases
  • Cancers of the lung and esophagus
  • Hyperhydrosis
  • Pacemaker implant
  • Anterior spine exposure
  • Bronchoscopy and Esophagoscopy

Dr. James Van Daalen keeps office hours at two locations and offers treatment plans to work with each individual.  Feel free to phone for more information.  For new patients, please bring any x-ray discs or films to your first appointment.

Read more about Thoracic and Vascular Care available through Clark Memorial Hospital.

Our Medical Staff

James M. Van Daalen, MD

Dr. James M. Van Daalen is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He has been caring for patients in the Kentuckiana area for more than 20 years in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Dr. Van Daalen received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Chicago School of Medicine, as well as completing residencies in General Surgery and Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

Meet Dr. Van Daalen

Matthew Hennig, MD

Dr. Matthew E. Hennig, thoracic and vascular surgeon, joined the practice on October 1, 2013. He has earned his Medical Degree from Texas Tech University and Bachelor of Science Degree from Texas A&M University. Dr. Hennig completed his residency in Surgery at Indiana University and his cardiothoracic residencies at Hershey Medical Center and Rush University.

Meet Dr. Hennig

Marla A. Beeler, MSN, FNP, APRN

Marla received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana University Southeast and graduated Cum Laude with her Masters’ Degree from Bellarmine University.  She is Board Certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society.  Marla has an extensive background in cardiovascular disease management and more than 10 years nursing experience.

Meet Marla