Joseph Paulisin, DO, a General and Vascular Surgeon with McLaren Flint

Get to know General and Vascular Surgeon Dr. Joseph Paulisin, who serves patients in Flint, Michigan.

Dr. Paulisin is a board-certified general and vascular surgeon who takes pride and joy in helping his patients through the care of their vascular disease processes. He is a part of the medical staff at McLaren Flint in Michigan. 

McLaren Flint is a 378-bed tertiary teaching facility, serving the medical needs of residents in greater Genesee County and midwest Michigan. It is affiliated with Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in its medical residency programs including family practice, internal medicine, general surgery, and orthopedic surgery. McLaren Flint also maintains vascular surgery, health psychology, and cardiology fellowship programs in partnership with Michigan State University. It has a rich history of providing high quality, compassionate health care.

In his professional experience as a clinician, Dr. Paulisin is also affiliated with Integrated Vascular Vein Center of Michigan and Genesys Regional Medical Center – both of which are located in Grand Blanc, Michigan. A firm believer in proper communication, he takes a highly personalized and goal-oriented approach to care in order to help patients get through what can be the toughest time of their lives. 

After earning his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, he went on to complete his residency in general surgery at McLaren Macomb in Mount Clemens, where he was named Surgical Resident Educator of the Year in 2016. Thereafter, he completed his fellowship in vascular surgery at McLaren Macomb in Mount Clemens and McLaren Bay Region in Bay City.

The doctor is board-certified in both general surgery by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery, an organization that provides board certification to qualified DOs who specialize in the use of surgery to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

General surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal contents including the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, appendix and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland. A general surgeon performs a wide range of abdominal surgeries for many forms of intestinal and abdominal wall neoplasms, gallbladder disease, gastric and pancreatic disease. They follow the patient through critical care and surgical recovery all the way to outpatient care. 

Vascular surgery is a surgical subspecialty in which diseases of the vascular system, including the arteries, veins, and lymphatic circulation, are managed by medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures, and surgical reconstruction. A vascular surgeon diagnoses, treats, and manages conditions in the arteries and veins, also called the blood vessels. These specialists treat a range of health problems, from spider and varicose veins to life-threatening aneurysms, and can help patients manage chronic conditions throughout their lives.

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