Center for Vein Restoration Joined by Acclaimed Cardiologist – Dr. Michael Aikens

Center for Vein Restoration Joined by Acclaimed Cardiologist – Dr. Michael Aikens

Dr. Aikens brings 26 years of experience; former owner & CEO of Opelika Cardiovascular Associates, P.C.

Aiken

OCTOBER 2018, GREENBELT, MD: Center for Vein Restoration (CVR) is proud to announce the addition of Michael L. Aikens, MD to its expanding and esteemed roster of physicians treating venous disease throughout the country. His practice in Opelika will be the second CVR location in Alabama alongside Dr. Kenneth Todd’s Dothan practice. Dr. Michael Aikens comes to CVR after 26 years as a practicing cardiologist. He has been a staple of the Opelika, AL community since 2002, most recently as the owner and CEO of Opelika Cardiovascular and Associates, P.C. He will be practicing in the Center for Vein Restoration location in Opelika, AL starting in October of 2018.

Dr. Aikens became interested in phlebology during his cardiology fellowship at University of Alabama at Birmingham. “What interests me most about venous disease is the opportunity I have to improve people’s health and their lives. I can help stop this chronic disease.”

Dr. Sanjiv Lakhanpal, CEO; Dr. Khanh Q. Nguyen, Corporate Medical Officer; Ken Abod, CFO; and Neil Collier, Chief Operating Officer, at CVR are all pleased to welcome Dr. Aikens to the company. “We are honored to be part of this community and serve to improve it,” added Dr. Lakhanpal.

The addition of Dr. Aikens is another example of Center for Vein Restoration’s dedication to patient care. His past patients revere him for his impeccable bedside manner and his commitment to their positive health outcomes. “Dr. Aikens and his decades of experience, providing world-class care to the people of Opelika will enable CVR to further our mission of ‘improve lives in the communities we serve by providing state-of-the-art vascular care in a compassionate and affordable manner,’” Dr. Lakhanpal concluded.

Dr. Aikens’ accomplishments and accreditations also include:

  • Former Managing Partner, East Alabama Cardiovascular & Associates
  • Recipient, J. Claude Bennett Award for Excellence in Research
  • Member, Association of Black Cardiologists

ABOUT VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY

Venous insufficiency, the cause of significant suffering due to the sequelae of venous hypertension, most commonly arises as achy, tired and heavy legs. It may or may not be associated with varicose veins, spider veins or skin changes including venous ulcerations and indiscriminately affects between 30–40 million Americans. Numerous factors including age, weight, prolonged sitting or standing, genetics or a history of DVT (blood clots) can increase the risk of developing this common and often underdiagnosed disorder. Treatment options have evolved to an array of minimally invasive procedures in an office setting.

ABOUT CENTER FOR VEIN RESTORATION

Center for Vein Restoration (CVR) is the largest physician led practice treating venous disease in the country. Having performed its first procedure in 2007 under President and CEO Dr. Sanjiv Lakhanpal, Center for Vein Restoration has since become a nationally recognized leader in the treatment of Chronic Venous Insufficiency. With 70 centers and growing, CVR has over 400 employees and conducts over 100,000 patient interactions each year. To learn more about CVR and its mission, visit www.centerforvein.com or by phone at 1-800-FIX-LEGS.

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Center for Vein Restoration Lands Esteemed Physician – Dr. Nick Morrison, MD

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Center for Vein Restoration Lands Esteemed Physician – Dr. Nick Morrison, MD

Dr. Morrison brings 37 years of experience; current President of International Union of Phlebology

Morrison

AUGUST 2018, GREENBELT, MD: Center for Vein Restoration (CVR) has officially added Dr. Nick Morrison MD, FACS, FACPh of Phoenix to its expanding roster of physicians treating venous disease throughout the country. Dr. Morrison comes with high acclaim and experience as one of the world’s leaders in the research, publication and treatment of venous disease. As the current President of the International Union of Phlebology and past president of the American College of Phlebology, Dr. Morrison provides an unparalleled perspective on the scope of venous and lymphatic disease and its treatments. “I’m so excited to get started with such a purposeful organization and bring about more positive change to people that are suffering with venous and lymphatic disease and the many complications that result from it,” said Dr. Morrison.

The addition of Dr. Morrison is another example of Center for Vein Restoration leading in the realm of venous and lymphatic disease treatment. His research and many publications add to the clinical expertise of the organization. “Patients, insurers and physicians are realizing that venous disease is real. That annoying to debilitating leg pain, cramping, varicose veins, leg swelling, skin changes, and skin breakdowns are not an expected part of the aging process. Quality of life can improve, and symptoms can be relieved with simple, in office procedures,” added Dr. Sanjiv Lakhanpal, CEO. “Dr. Morrison and his decades of being on the forefront of advancing the care of patients with venous disorders will enable CVR to further our mission of ‘improving the human condition by providing state of the art vascular care in a compassionate & cost-effective manner’,” he concluded.

Dr. Morrison’s accomplishments and accreditations also include:

  • Co-Founder, Morrison Training Institute and Morrison Vein Institute
  • Member, American College of Phlebology Foundation Board of Directors
  • Director, Amigos de Sauld (medical volunteer organization)

ABOUT VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY

Venous insufficiency, the cause of significant suffering due to the sequelae of venous hypertension, most commonly arises as achy, tired and heavy legs. It may or may not be associated with varicose veins, spider veins or skin changes including venous ulcerations and indiscriminately affects between 30–40 million Americans. Numerous factors including age, weight, prolonged sitting or standing, genetics or a history of DVT (blood clots) can increase the risk of developing this common and often underdiagnosed disorder. Treatment options have evolved to an array of minimally invasive procedures in an office setting

ABOUT CENTER FOR VEIN RESTORATION

Center for Vein Restoration (CVR) is the largest physician led practice treating venous disease in the country. Having performed its first procedure in 2007 under President and CEO Dr. Sanjiv Lakhanpal, Center for Vein Restoration has since become a nationally recognized leader in the treatment of Chronic Venous Insufficiency. With 70 centers and growing, CVR has over 400 employees and conducts over 100,000 patient interactions each year. To learn more about CVR and its mission, visit www.centerforvein.com or by phone at 1-800-FIX-LEGS.

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Center for Vein Restoration Expands Growth in Michigan and Ohio

Openings set for Detroit, MI and Toledo, OH mark 68 total locations for CVR.

GREENBELT, MD (PRWEB) DECEMBER 01, 2016

The Center for Vein Restoration(CVR), the nation’s largest, physician-led, vein treatment medical organization, is proud to announce further expansion into both Michigan and Ohio.

CVR names Dr. Zoe Deol as leading physician for these new locations.

“Detroit was the backbone by which this country was supported for decades, and I was witness to one of the biggest blows since the depression. Detroit is a city of hope and tenacity, and this is due entirely to its people. The autoworkers are the legs upon which this city stands. It is my personal passion to provide them, and all of the equally hard working residents of Detroit and the surrounding cities, the care they so rightfully deserve.”

The sixth Michigan practice is located at:
15255 Northline Road
Southgate, MI 48195

The first location for Ohio will be located at:
Mercy St. Charles Hospital Medical Office Building
1050 Isaac Streets Drive, Suite 131
Oregon, OH 43616

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Center for Vein Restoration Awarded Venous and Lymphatic Medicine Fellowship Training Program by the ABVLM

The American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM) recognizes CVR’s expertise in the field of venous disease.

Center for Vein Restoration (CVR), the nation’s largest physician-­led medical practice specializing in the management of venous disorders, is proud to announce they have been awarded a Venous and Lymphatic Medicine Fellowship Training Program by the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM). Dr. Peter Pappas, who is the Regional Medical Director for CVR’s New Jersey centers will also oversee the new fellowship program as Program Director. Dr. Pappas created the fellowship program in coordination with ABVLM for providers wishing to specialize in phlebology, a branch of medicine that focuses on veins and their diseases.

“The cognitive and technological advances in the field of venous disease have expanded exponentially over the past two decades. In order to develop comprehensive knowledge and skills, focused, dedicated training in venous related disorders is needed.” Dr. Pappas continues, “We at the Center for Vein Restoration are pleased that the ABVLM has recognized CVR’s expertise in the field of venous disease. We look forward to training the next generation of venous experts and continuing to deliver comprehensive vein care to the American public.” Dr. Pappas is a past president of the American Venous Forum.

The Center for Vein Restoration’s Venous Fellowship is a 12 month comprehensive program, focused exposure to the entire spectrum of venous disorders. The fellow will rotate in one of three centers in New Jersey and obtain expertise in non-invasive venous imaging, the diagnosis and treatment of superficial and deep venous disorders and skills with the entire spectrum of venous related technologies. Specifically, trainees will gain experience with thermal and non-thermal ablation technologies, ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy, cosmetic sclerotherapy, diagnostic venography, venous angioplasty and stenting and venous ulcer wound care. Ideal candidates will have graduated from an ACGME accredited residency with preference from one of the following fields: Vascular Surgery, General Surgery, Interventional Radiology, Emergency Medicine, Ob-Gyn, Plastic Surgery, Dermatology, Vascular Medicine and Internal Medicine.

“CVR takes educating the next generation of physicians very seriously and is committed to the highest standards of surgical training” said Dr. Khanh Nguyen, Chief Medical Officer of the Center for Vein Restoration.

ABOUT ABVLM

The American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM) was established in 2007 to:

  • Improve the standards of medical practitioners and the quality of patient care related to the treatment of venous disorders and all aspects of venous disease
  • Serve the public and the medical profession by establishing initial and continuing qualifications for certification and maintenance of certification as physician specialists in the practice of venous and lymphatic medicine
  • Establish educational standards for teaching and training programs in venous and lymphatic medicine
  • Examine physician candidates for certification and maintenance of certification in the practice of venous and lymphatic medicine
  • Award certifications in phlebology to candidates who meet the established requirements
  • Maintain a registry of individuals who hold certificates issued by the Board

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Center for Vein Restoration Announces Opening of 64th Practice Located in Hamden, CT

Opening Marks 23 CVR Locations in the Tri-State area

Center for Vein Restoration (CVR), the nation’s largest physician-­led vein treatment medical practice, is proud to announce the opening of their Hamden, CT office. The office will be lead by the expertise of Dr. Thomas Alosco, who also oversees the nearby Waterbury, CT location. This is the eighth location in Connecticut for the rapidly expanding vein practice. CVR is now seeing patients at the Hamden practice located at 2200 Whitney Ave., Suite 270, Hamden, CT 06518.

“Vein disease is a very common and often debilitating disease which can be misunderstood, misdiagnosed and underappreciated by the medical community.” Dr. Alosco continues, “Patients often present frustration after being referred to various specialists, undergoing treatments that often do not work. It is extremely rewarding to diagnose the problem and offer a management plan that is effective, easily performed in the office and allows patients to resume normal activities immediately.”

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Center for Vein Restoration Announces Two New Locations Open This Week

The Center for Vein Restoration (CVR), the nation’s largest, physician-led, vein treatment medical organization, is proud to announce further expansion into both New Jersey and Indiana.

With these new locations, local patients will have access to an expanded suite of advanced treatments for venous insufficiency—the underlying cause of varicose and spider veins—as well as access to a large Patient Services call center offering person-to-person assistance to discuss treatment options, answer insurance questions, and make appointments. With 63 locations, CVR continues its march toward undisputed industry leadership.

CVR names Dr. Jeffrey Lin as the practice leader for the Edison location. This location will begin seeing patients this week at 102 James St., Edison, NJ 08820. His dedication to providing state-of-the-art treatments comes at an important time – more than 40 million Americans now suffer from vein disease.

CVR names Dr. Musa Abdalla as the practice leader for the Marion location. This location will begin seeing patients this week at 330 North Wabash Ave., Suite 340, Marion, Indiana 46952. Dr. Abdalla also oversees the nearby Fort Wayne practice with CVR’s Regional Medical Director of Indiana, Dr. Luis Barajas. Being trained in family medicine, Dr. Abdalla enjoys building relationships with his patients and their families.

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Center for Vein Restoration Announces 61st Location Now Open in Union, NJ

Opening Marks 11th New Jersey Location

The Center for Vein Restoration (CVR), the nation’s largest, physician-led, vein treatment medical organization, is proud to announce the opening of its newest office in Union, NJ. CVR’s Union location is now seeing patients at 2333 Morris Ave.Union, NJ 07083. The practice will be under the guidance and direction of Dr. Peter Pappas, who also oversees the nearby Basking Ridge, NJ location.

“I am pleased that the Center For Vein Restoration has opened a new office in Union.” Dr. Pappas continues, “The Union area has a great need for specialized vein care and we are pleased to offer our services to the Union community and its surrounding areas.”

ABOUT PETER PAPPAS, MD
He is a board certified General and Vascular Surgeon with these impressive professional milestones:

  • A graduate from Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
  • Completed his General Surgery Residency at Cooper Hospital University Medical Center, a Robert Wood Johnson affiliate.
  • His Vascular Surgery Fellowship was completed at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School
  • Full Professor of Surgery at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School for over 15 years and during that time period he was: Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery, Medical Director of the Non-invasive Vascular Laboratory, Program Director of the General Surgery and Vascular Surgery Residency and the recipient of several teaching awards.
  • Former Chairman of the Department of Surgery at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. He oversaw 10 divisions and a fully accredited, free standing General Surgery and Podiatric Residency program.
  • Past President of the Vascular Society of New Jersey, the American Venous Forum and the American Venous Forum Foundation.
  • Nationally recognized for his basic science and clinical research on chronic venous disorders with over 66 peer reviewed publications and 30 book chapters.
  • Recipient of peer reviewed funding from the NIH and other institutions, for his basic science research into the underlying causes of chronic venous diseases.

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Center For Vein Restoration locations earn Vein Center accreditation by IAC

More than one half of Americans age 50 and older are affected by varicose veins. Varicose veins occur when the valves in the leg veins no longer function, causing blood to pool in the legs. In some cases, this condition progresses to a more serious form of venous disease called chronic venous insufficiency (CVI).  Whether to relieve symptoms and/or improve appearance, treating varicose veins can be performed by vein centers that specialize in the evaluation and management of superficial venous disorders.

There are many factors that contribute to an accurate vein treatment and management. The training and experience of the vein specialist performing the procedure, the type of equipment used and the quality assessment metrics each facility is required to measure, all contribute to a positive patient outcome. IAC accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indicator of consistent quality care and a dedication to continuous improvement.

Center For Vein Restoration’s, Glen Burnie, MD, Greenbelt, MD, Silver Spring, MD, Easton, MD and Manassas, VA have been granted accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Vein Center in the area of Superficial Venous Treatment and Management.

Accreditation by IAC indicates that Center For Vein Restoration,  Glen Burnie has undergone an intensive application and review process and is found to be in compliance with the published Standards, thus demonstrating a commitment to quality patient care in vein treatment and management. Comprised of a detailed self-evaluation followed by a thorough review by a panel of medical experts, the IAC accreditation process enables both the critical operational and technical components of the applicant facility to be assessed, including representative case studies and their corresponding final reports.

IAC accreditation is widely respected within the medical community, as illustrated by the support of the national medical societies related to venous disorders, which include physicians, physician extenders, nurses and ultrasound technologists. IAC Vein Center is supported by the following organizations while operating independently of their activities: American Academy of Dermatology (AAD); American College of Phlebology (ACP); American College of Surgeons (ACS); American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association (ASDSA); American Venous Forum (AVF); Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery (SCVS); Society for Vascular Medicine (SVM); Society for Vascular Nursing (SVN); Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS); Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU); and Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR).

When scheduling a vein center procedure, patients are encouraged to research the accreditation status of the facility where their treatment and management will be performed and can learn more by visiting intersocietal.org/vein/main/patients.htm.

About IAC

IAC provides accreditation programs for vascular testing, echocardiography, nuclear/PET, MRI, diagnostic CT, dental CT, carotid stenting, vein treatment and management and cardiac electrophysiology. The IAC programs for accreditation are dedicated to ensuring quality patient care and promoting health care and all support one common mission: Improving health care through accreditation®. To date, the IAC accrediting divisions have granted accreditation to more than 14,000 sites throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Contact: Tamara Sloper (marketing@intersocietal.org)

Center for Vein Restoration Announces 60th Location Opening in Southwest Grand Rapids, Michigan

This marks the 4th CVR location in Michigan

GREENBELT, MD. – June 29, 2016

The Center for Vein Restoration (CVR), the nation’s largest, physician-led, vein treatment medical organization, is proud to announce expansion to Wyoming, MI. CVR’s newest location has just begun seeing patients and is located at 4124 56th Street SW, Suite 2, Wyoming, MI 49418.

CVR names Dr. Adria Ford as practicing physician at this new location.

“Venous insufficiency is a very common, yet under-diagnosed disease.” Dr. Ford continues, “I’m excited to have the privilege of providing southwest Grand Rapids with minimally invasive procedures that will help alleviate the symptoms of their vein disease, improving their quality of life.”

The opening of the Wyoming, MI location marks the fourth Center for Vein Restoration location in Michigan.

ABOUT ADRIA FORD, MD, FACS, RPhS

Dr. Ford is a general surgeon who specializes in the treatment of venous disorders and vascular medicine who has accomplished the following:

  • Medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2004. She completed a general surgery internship and residency at Metro Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • Member of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and the American Osteopathic Association. She is Board Certified through the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery.
  • Served as a staff general surgeon at Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw, Indiana since 2012, providing inpatient and outpatient care for surgical patients and patients with venous disease. She also previously served as Chief of Surgery with Three Rivers Health in Three Rivers, Michigan.

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Center for Vein Restoration Furthers Expansion in Connecticut With Two New Locations

New centers mark 7 locations in Connecticut 

GREENBELT, MD. (PRWEB) JUNE 23, 2016 – The Center for Vein Restoration (CVR), the nation’s largest, physician-led, vein treatment medical organization, is proud to announce expansion to Glastonbury and Enfield, CT.

The Glastonbury, CT center has begun accepting patients at 622 Hebron Ave., Suite 103, Glastonbury, CT 06033. The practice will be lead by Dr. Jeffrey Takahashi, who also oversees the nearby Cromwell, CT location.

“Above all, my hope and mission at Center for Vein Restoration,” Dr. Takahashi begins, “is for all of my patients to see me as approachable, compassionate, and trustworthy. I believe that you achieve that type of relationship by treating patients as human beings who may be in need of help or advice and not as a collection of symptoms or physical findings.”

CVR names Dr. Fernando F. Illescas as practicing physician at the Enfield location. Dr. Illescas will now be overseeing both this new location as well as our nearby clinic in Bloomfield, CT.  The Enfield, CT center has begun accepting patients at 113 Elm St., Suite 301, Enfield, CT 06082.

“The more I learned about venous disease and how the disease could be successfully treated,” Dr. Illescas begins, “the more excited I became. As a result of the growth of my professional interest in this field, I have chosen to devote my practice to full-­time treatment of venous insufficiency.”

These new locations will give local patients access to an expanded suite of advanced treatments for venous insufficiency—the underlying cause of varicose and spider veins. CVR provides person-to-person assistance to discuss treatment options, answer insurance questions, and make appointments. With 59 locations, CVR continues its march toward undisputed industry leadership.

 

ABOUT JEFFREY TAKAHASHI, MD

With 25 years’ experience in treating vein disease Dr. Takahashi has served as Chief of Interventional Radiology, Senior Attending Radiologist and Director of Quality Assurance with Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, Connecticut. He was also founder and director of Middletown Vein and Aesthetic Center. Dr. Takahashi is Board certified with a medical degree from Georgetown School of Medicine in Washington, DC. He is also a three-time recipient of Connecticut Magazine’s “Top Doc Award” and a member of the American College of Phlebology, American College of Radiology, Society of Vascular Surgery and Society of Interventional Radiology

ABOUT FERNANDO F. ILLESCAS MD

Dr. Illescas earned his medical degree from McGill University School of Medicine in Montreal, Quebec.  He is Board Certified in diagnostic radiology with subspecialty certification in vascular and interventional radiology.

Dr. Illescas has previously served as attending vascular and interventional radiologist with Jefferson Radiology, P.C. and Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. Of note, he served as Medical Director of The Vein Center of Jefferson Radiology in Farmington, Connecticut. As well, he has held academic and clinical appointments at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, McGill University School of Medicine and Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Illescas is a member of the American College of Phlebology, the Society of Interventional Radiology, the American College of Radiology, the Radiologic Society of North America, the American Roentgen Ray Society, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

 

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