Office procedures vs. Hospital surgery? COVID-19 Concerns

The Center for Venous Disease was founded in 2005 as an “office based” practice for treating vein disease, swollen legs, painful legs, wound care, restless legs, skin breakdown, and other issues the effect your quality of life.  Afterall, your “Legs are your foundation for life.”  Healthy legs and an efficient circulatory system is an absolute necessity to providing oxygenated blood to different parts of your body.  As a reminder, arteries move blood away from the heart and your veins bring oxygen depleted blood back to the heart.  When faulty vein valves in your legs fail to close after respiration, the blood can fall down in retrograde and “pool” in your lower legs causing pain and swelling.  This eventually will lead to pressure building up, nerve issues, and unsightly varicose veins that bulge and in some cases bleed.  This can also lead to a possible DVT issue as well.  The pressure can also be very painful and the disease is progressive.

CVD’s medical director is a board certified Vascular Surgeon who has been treating veins for over 25 years.  All of our doctors are Board Certified and have extensive vein care experience.  The move to the office procedure room occurred in 2005.  Since then, CVD has been a national leader in the treatment of venous disease.  Our Founder has also been on the Board of the American Vein and Lymphatic Society (formerly American College of Phlebology) for two terms.

The office procedure for vein ablation using radio-frequency technology (Gold Standard) reduces the risk of general anesthesia and greatly reduces the cost vs. a hospital surgery.  It is almost inconceivable that a doctor would do this in a hospital setting at this time.  We also do in-house ultrasound diagnostics, compression hose fitting, sclerotherapy, and micro-ambulatory phlebectomy.  We provide Total Vein Care!

Obviously, there is a concern related to COVID-19 and infection control.  Another great reason to have an office based procedure done.  Our standards for excellent outcomes, staff training, and almost a zero complication rate (.2% since 2005) provide you a safe, clean, and comfortable procedure suit.  There is no hospital setting in the world that can compare to our experience, outcomes, or complication rates since opening our doors.  Our vascular laboratory is also IAC Accredited.

Finally, we are locally owned and managed.  We have won several awards for patient excellence.  We are BBB accredited as well.  If you have any questions related to The Center for Venous Disease, please call us.

Best Regards,
James A. Heinz, MSL
Founder & CEO
The Center for Venous Disease
Corporate Office

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