Our Approach

SAVE was established by Dr. Lyssa Ochoa, Board Certified Vascular Surgeon, to serve the need for compassionate, personalized, advanced vascular care to the growing population of San Antonio.  As a city with a growing diabetic population that is twice that of any other large city in the nation, San Antonio needs tailored medical treatment to patients with complex medical conditions.  SAVE works with primary care physicians, specialists, along with community resources to create individualized treatment plans.  By combining lifestyle change education, optimal medical management, and tailored advanced vascular and endovascular techniques, SAVE strives to provide early diagnosis of vascular disease, prevent its progression, and offer state of the art interventions when needed.  Close patient follow-up and continued education on vascular disease will further serve SAVE's goals in returning patients to their optimal health.


It is our mission to provide quality care to the entire vascular patient by challenging every member of our organization to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients.


We will become the nationwide model for measurable quality and cost-effective delivery of care for vascular patients.


We must all have a sincere COMPASSION for those we SERVE and maintain the highest levels of RESPECT and TRUST among each other in order to achieve the EXCELLENCE we demand of ourselves.

Our Team

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Lyssa Ochoa, M.D.

CEO and President 

Dr. Lyssa Ochoa is a board-certified vascular surgeon and founder of the San Antonio Vascular and Endovascular Clinic (The SAVE Clinic) in South San Antonio. She was born and raised along the Texas-Mexico border and attended medical school, general surgery residency, and vascular surgery residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. She has been practicing vascular surgery in San Antonio since 2011 when she quickly recognized that the number of diabetes-related amputations in San Antonio occur in rates up to 3 times the statewide rate in some of the city’s most underserved and socioeconomically challenged zip codes. Understanding that collaboration is key to change health outcomes, Dr. Ochoa has partnered with hospitals, managed care organizations, universities, non-profit organizations, local school districts, city council districts, and clinicians of all kinds to develop amputation prevention programs, awareness platforms, and additional resources. Dr. Ochoa regularly speaks at community engagement seminars, lectures to medical residents at the UIW School of Medicine, and raises awareness in media such as Texas Public Radio, various news outlets, and newspapers, as well as champions for equitable access to healthcare through engagement with city and state elected officials.

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Monica Kincade, APRN

      Nurse Practitioner  

Joined The SAVE Clinic in 2018

Monica received her Bachelor and Master's of Science and Nursing here in San Antonio at UTHSC in 2009. She then went to University of Texas at Arlington in 2019 to receive her Nurse Practitioner Degree. With over 25 years of vascular experience, she assists SAVE in seeing patients in clinic.

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