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  • Center for Vein Restoration Joined by Alabama Vein Specialist, Veteran – Dr. Rodney Sirk

    Center for Vein Restoration Joined by Alabama Vein Specialist, Veteran – Dr. Rodney Sirk

    Fairhope doctor with a career dedicated to Phlebology joins national practice

    Sirk

    SEPTEMBER 12, 2019, GREENBELT, MD: Center for Vein Restoration (CVR) is proud to announce the addition of Rodney A. Sirk, MD, RVT, RPhS to its expanding and esteemed roster of physicians treating venous disease throughout the country. His practice in Fairhope will be the third CVR location in Alabama alongside Dr. Kenneth Todd’s Dothan practice and Dr. Michael Aikens’ practice in Opelika. Dr. Rodney Sirk comes to CVR after a 20-year medical career, dedicated primarily to Phlebology. He has operated Fairhope Vein Treatment Center LLC, an independent vein practice, since 2014.

    Dr. Sirk joined the US Air Force after high school where he spent seven years as an enlisted Airman and served as an Aeromedical Evacuation Specialist in Operation Desert Storm. After receiving an honorable discharge in 1991, he entered the Marshall University’s School of Medicine in Huntington. Dr. Sirk graduated in 1995 and completed his residency in Family Medicine at Marshall University in 1998.

    In the first decade of his career, Dr. Sirk focused on general medicine (inpatient, ICU, and outpatient). After completing additional training in Birmingham, Alabama, he transitioned to focus entirely on Phlebology in 2010. Dr. Sirk is a Diplomate of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine, and a member of the American Vein and Lymphatic Society and the American Venous Forum. He also specializes in ultrasound imaging as a Registered Vascular Technician and a Registered Phlebology Sonographer.

    Dr. Sanjiv Lakhanpal, CEO; Dr. Khanh Q. Nguyen, Chief Medical Officer; Ken Abod, CFO; and Neil Collier, Chief Operating Officer, at CVR are all pleased to welcome Dr. Sirk to the company. “At CVR we focus exclusively on treating venous insufficiency, so we are proud to have a dedicated Phlebologist like Dr. Sirk join our team,” added Dr. Lakhanpal.

    Dr. Sirk’s accomplishments and accreditations also include:

    • Former Owner and Chief Medical Officer, Fairhope Vein Treatment Center
    • Recipient, National Defense Service Medal (1991); US Air Force Achievement Medal (1984)

    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 vein 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 nationally recognized as the clinical leader in treating chronic venous insufficiency. With 75 centers and growing, CVR has nearly 500 employees and conducts over 100,000 patient interactions annually. 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 Partnering with Well-known Alaska Vein Doctor – Dr. Ives

    Center for Vein Restoration Partnering with Well-known Alaska Vein Doctor – Dr. Ives

    CVR now transcontinental after acquiring Laser Vein Center of Alaska

    Carabasi

    AUGUST 05, 2019, GREENBELT, MD: Center for Vein Restoration (CVR) is proud to partner with Donald L. Ives, MD, DABVLM, RVT, RVPI as he joins its expanding and esteemed roster of physicians treating venous insufficiency throughout the country. His practices in Anchorage and Fairbanks will be CVR’s first locations in Alaska, and on the west coast, officially making CVR a coast-to-coast company. Dr. Ives is a local legend in Alaska and has been practicing medicine for over three decades.

    Dr. Ives is a member of the American Venous and Lymphatic Society, as well as the Alaska Academy of Family Practice and American Academy of Family Practice. In 2006 and 1998, he earned the Medical Director of the Year award from the Interior Region Emergency Medical Services Council. He is also a recipient of University of North Carolina – School of Medicine Dameron Award, which recognizes commitment to primary care medicine in underserved areas.

    For most of his career, Dr. Ives focused on family medicine, proudly serving patients from “womb to tomb.” In 2007, he chose to focus exclusively on treating vein disease after realizing how much vein health impacted the rest of his patients’ well being.

    CVR’s patient-focused approach is all about improving quality of life by treating the underlying cause of chronic venous insufficiency, which can eventually lead to complications like reduced mobility and unhealing leg ulcerations.

    “Dr. Ives truly understands the purpose of CVR – to improve the lives in the communities we serve by providing state of the art care. We are proud to have him on the team,” said Dr. Sanjiv Lakhanpal, President & CEO. He, along with Dr. Khanh Q. Nguyen, Chief Medical Officer; Ken Abod, CFO; and Neil Collier, COO, at CVR are all pleased to welcome Dr. Ives to the company.

    “It gives me great pleasure to take care of people’s pain, to make their lives better, to make them healthier because they can exercise,” said Dr. Ives, “People will say, ‘my legs feel so much better, I have my life back.’ That to me is very gratifying.”

    Dr. Ives accomplishments also include:

    • Former Medical Director, Laser Vein Center of Alaska
    • Diplomat, American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine

    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 vein 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 nationally recognized as the clinical leader in treating chronic venous insufficiency. With 75 centers and growing, CVR has nearly 500 employees and conducts over 100,000 patient interactions annually. 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 Partnering with Philadelphia Top Doc – Dr. Carabasi

    Center for Vein Restoration Partnering with Philadelphia Top Doc – Dr. Carabasi

    Nationally Recognized Doctor Joins Clinical Leaders in Vein Treatment

    Carabasi

    JULY 10, 2019, GREENBELT, MD: Center for Vein Restoration (CVR) is proud to partner with R. Anthony Carabasi III, MD, FACS, as he joins its expanding and esteemed roster of physicians treating venous insufficiency throughout the country. His practice in Wayne will be CVR’s fourth in Pennsylvania alongside locations in Horsham, Bensalem and King of Prussia. Dr. Carabasi has been frequently noted as a “Top Doc,” earning the designation from either Philadelphia Magazine or Castle Connelly Medical every year since 1994. He is a peer-elected member of the “Best Doctors” network.

    For over 20 years, Dr. Carabasi practiced at the prestigious Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Medical school in Philadelphia, serving as Chief of Vascular Surgery for 16 years before opening his own private practice. Having been treating varicose and spider veins for over 30 years, Dr. Carabasi has been recognized by his peers as one of the leading specialists in his field.

    Dr. Carabasi has seen vein treatments transform over the course of his career from invasive surgeries to innovative, out-patient procedures. “I’ve successfully treated patients from ages 15 to 85. The use of noninvasive vein treatments has been one of the most rewarding developments of my career as a vascular surgeon.”

    As the clinical leaders in treating vein disease, the Center for Vein Restoration is proud to offer patients throughout the country a variety of advanced, noninvasive treatment options. “Dr. Carabasi is an expert in the field. His contributions will allow CVR to continue moving toward our vision of ‘continuously redefining the care of patients with venous disorders,’” said Dr. Sanjiv Lakhanpal, President & CEO.

    Dr. Lakhanpal; Dr. Khanh Q. Nguyen, Chief Medical Officer; Ken Abod, CFO; and Neil Collier, Chief Operating Officer, at CVR are all pleased to welcome Dr. Carabasi to the company.

    Dr. Carabasi accomplishments also include:

    • Former President & Chief Medical Office, Advanced Vein & Vascular Center, Inc.
    • Professor of Radiology, Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University
    • Member, Society for Vascular Surgery

    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 vein 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 nationally recognized as the clinical leader in treating chronic venous insufficiency. With 75 centers and growing, CVR has nearly 500 employees and conducts over 100,000 patient interactions annually. To learn more about CVR and its mission, visit www.centerforvein.com or by phone at 1-800-FIX-LEGS.

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    Dr. Sanjiv Lakhanpal, CEO & Founder, Center for Vein Restoration Named Glassdoor 2019 Top CEO

    Dr. Sanjiv Lakhanpal, CEO & Founder, Center for Vein Restoration Named Glassdoor 2019 Top CEO

    National vein practice recognized for world-class leadership

    Dr.L

    JUNE 2019, GREENBELT, MD: Center for Vein Restoration (CVR) CEO and Founder, Sanjiv Lakhanpal, MD, has won a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award honoring the Top CEOs in 2019. Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, released its annual award recognizing the Top CEOs, which highlights world-class leaders that employees love working for throughout North America and parts of Europe. Dr. Lakhanpal was rated ninth out of 50 CEOs in the small and medium company category—placing first in healthcare CEOs and in Maryland/ Washington DC Metro area CEOs in the size category.

    Among chief executives recognized by employees of small and medium sized businesses in the U.S., Dr. Lakhanpal received an impressive approval rating of 98% based on the 133 anonymous and voluntary reviews CVR employees shared on Glassdoor throughout the past year. Among the approximately 900,000 companies reviewed on Glassdoor, the average CEO approval rating is 69 percent.

    In CVR’s employee reviews, Dr. Lakhanpal is frequently complimented for his “humble leadership,” “willingness to listen,” and “appreciation of employees.”

    “It is wonderful to be recognized by Glassdoor; but, the true honor is the admiration and kind words of everyone here at CVR,” remarked Dr. Lakhanpal. “I am proud to serve as a leader, and to have been able to see the company through so much growth and change.”

    Dr. Lakhanpal started CVR in 2007 with one Maryland-based clinic. Since then, the company has grown to be nationwide, with 77 centers in 15 states and over 50 employees. “I am so proud not only of the success of our company, but the personal fulfillment and success of everyone here, as expressed through their Glassdoor reviews,” said Lakhanpal.

    “Glassdoor’s Top CEOs award continues to be more competitive every year, and I congratulate each leader on their achievement,” said Christian Sutherland-Wong, Glassdoor president and chief operating officer. “Today’s job seekers are looking for leaders who share their values and will empower them to bring their full selves to work. More and more, we’re seeing Top CEOs make decisions to shape the culture of their organizations to help recruit and retain quality talent, which has a direct correlation to fueling business success.”

    Glassdoor’s Top CEOs in 2019 were determined using company reviews shared by U.S. based employees between May 2, 2018 and May 1, 2019. The final list is compiled using Glassdoor’s proprietary algorithm, led by its Economic Research Team, and takes into account quantity, quality and consistency of reviews.

    For the complete list of all Glassdoor Top CEOs winners in 2019, please visit: https://www.glassdoor.com/Award/Top-CEOs-LST_KQ0,8.htm

    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 vein 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 nationally recognized as the clinical leader in treating chronic venous insufficiency. With 75 centers and growing, CVR has nearly 500 employees and conducts over 100,000 patient interactions annually. To learn more about CVR and its mission, visit www.centerforvein.com or by phone at 1-800-FIX-LEGS.

    ABOUT GLASSDOOR

    Glassdoor combines all the latest jobs with millions of reviews and insights to make it easy for people to find a job that is uniquely right for them. The company is on a mission to help people everywhere find a job and company they love. In pursuit of the mission, Glassdoor helps employers hire truly informed candidates at scale through effective recruiting solutions like job advertising and employer branding products. Launched in 2008, Glassdoor now has reviews and insights for approximately 900,000 companies located in more than 190 countries. For more information, visit glassdoor.com.

    Glassdoor Media Contact:

    Amelia Green-Vamos, [email protected]

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    Center for Vein Restoration Partnering with South Carolina Vein Specialist – Dr. Neal Reynolds

    Center for Vein Restoration Partnering with South Carolina Vein Specialist – Dr. Neal Reynolds

    Anchor of the Columbia, SC community joins national vein leader

    Reynolds

    JUNE 2019, GREENBELT, MD: Center for Vein Restoration (CVR) is proud to partner with Rembert Neal Reynolds, MD, FACS, as he joins its expanding and esteemed roster of physicians treating venous insufficiency throughout the country. His two practices in Columbia will be CVR’s first in South Carolina. Dr. Reynolds has had a long and notable medical career, holding memberships with many prestigious medical organizations. He has been serving the community of Columbia, SC for over 25 years.

    In 2004, Dr. Reynolds chose to specialize in the treatment of venous insufficiency while in private practice. Since then, he and his team has provided expert care to patients throughout the region.

    To Dr. Reynolds, it is essential that his patients understand that treatment for vein disease is available and requires little down time. “Many people suffer with varicose veins and spider veins for far too long,” says Dr. Reynolds. “I am committed to helping my patients improve the look and feel of their legs, using minimally invasive procedures, so they can enjoy a renewed quality of life.”

    This belief closely aligns with CVR’s mission to “improve lives in the communities we serve by providing state-of-the-art vascular care in a compassionate and affordable manner.”

    Dr. Sanjiv Lakhanpal, CEO; Dr. Khanh Q. Nguyen, Chief Medical Officer; Ken Abod, CFO; and Neil Collier, Chief Operating Officer, at CVR are all pleased to welcome Dr. Reynolds to the company. “Dr. Reynolds brings a wealth of experience, as well as a unique regional perspective, to our team,” added Dr. Lakhanpal.

    Dr. Reynolds is highly rated among his patients for delivering superior results with a kind and knowledgeable demeanor.

    Dr. Reynolds accomplishments also include:

    • Former Owner, The Vein Clinic
    • Surgeon, Palmetto Richland
    • ACLS Certification

    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 vein 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 nationally recognized as the clinical leader in treating chronic venous insufficiency. With 75 centers and growing, CVR has nearly 500 employees and conducts over 100,000 patient interactions annually. 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 Celebrates National Nurses Week

    Center for Vein Restoration Celebrates National Nurses Week

    CVR to recognize local nurses, employees during national appreciation week, May 6 – 12.

    MAY 01, 2019, Greenbelt, MD:Center for Vein Restoration (CVR) will be celebrating nurses during National Nurses Week, May 6 – 12. With 75 locations throughout the US, CVR will not only be celebrating nurses in the communities they serve, but also the many nurses employed by CVR. National Nurses Week is a time to recognize the vast contributions and positive impact of America’s 4 million registered nurses.

    Many nurses, MAs, doctors and other medical professionals have achy, tired legs after long shifts on their feet – but leg pain and swelling may also be a sign of vein disease. Vein disease effects over 40 million Americans and is a progressive disorder that worsens without treatment. Women, those 55 and older, and individuals with standing professions have an increased risk of developing vein disease.

    Dr. Theresa Soto, the Director of Clinical Affairs and lead physician in Fredericksburg, VA, is proud to kick-off CVR’s National Nurses Week celebration with an exclusive free vein screening event for nurses. “Being on their feet all day for work, nurses are at especially high risk of vein disease,” says Dr. Soto. “We are holding this event to serve those who serve so many – to ensure they stay on their feet and healthy.”

    The VIPN (Very Important Nurses) Vein Screening Event will be held Tuesday, May 7 from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the Center for Vein Restoration, 301 Park Hill Drive, STE C, in Fredericksburg, VA. Beverages and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Nurses may RSVP by emailing Sarah Villa at [email protected]

    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 75 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 https://www.centerforvein.com or by phone at 1-800-FIX-LEGS.

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    Center for Vein Restoration Helps Raise Awareness of Dangerous Blood Clots

    Center for Vein Restoration Helps Raise Awareness of Dangerous Blood Clots

    CVR participates in DVT Awareness Month, a national public health initiative throughout March.

    MARCH 07, 2019, Greenbelt, MD:For the fifth year in a row, Center for Vein Restoration (CVR) will be participating in national Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month. According to the American Heart Association, over 2.5 million Americans are affected by DVT annually, with over 600,000 people hospitalized each year. DVT, with its risk of pulmonary embolism, may be the most preventable cause of death among people hospitalized today in the United States. Despite its prevalence, many Americans are still unaware of the threat that DVTs pose to their health.

    Raising awareness of this epidemic is important to the work of physicians across CVR. Chronic venous insufficiency, or vein disease, is more likely in patients that have had a DVT, and DVTs are one possible side effect of late stage vein disease. The initial symptoms and risk factors for each condition are also similar. Early detection of DVTs is essential for successful treatment, and the vein disease screenings provided to each CVR patient can help identify DVTs.

    CVR will raise awareness of DVTs in several ways throughout the month of March, including:

    • DVT Bootcamps presentations for local physicians hosted by CVR doctors across the country
    • Printed resources on DVT Symptoms and Risk Factors and a guide on DVT and Orthopedic Surgery, provided to doctors’ offices nationwide
    • A social media campaign centered around the signs, symptoms and risk factors of DVTs and the connection to vein disease.

    In addition to providing education about this topic, CVR is proud to offer a DVT Hotline to referring physicians every day. If a doctor suspects their patient has a DVT, CVR can offer a DVT rule-out scan. Not only will the patient avoid a long and costly trip to the emergency room, but CVR can provide an immediate treatment plan for the DVT, or additional screening for vein disease, if needed.

    Dr. Khanh Q. Nguyen, the Chief Medical Officer at CVR, is proud to lead CVR’s DVT Program. “Since 2014, we’ve managed over 2,100 DVT patients in the out patient setting safely,” says Dr. Nguyen. “We are committed to providing state of the art venous care and complete DVT management while maintaining close communication with the referring physician.”

    DVT Awareness Month was established in 2003 and sponsored by the Coalition to Prevent Deep-Vein Thrombosis. March is officially recognized as Deep-Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month by United States Senate Resolution 56.

    For more on CVR’s awareness campaign, follow:

    ABOUT DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS

    A Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a dangerous blood clot that can form in the leg veins, or in other places in the body. The clot can be dislodged and move to othe veins and arties, causing heart attack, stroke or plumonary embolism. Clots form when circulation is hindered by thick blood, genetic or hormonal factors, slow blood flow, inactivity or damaged veins. DVTs are most common in adults over age 60, but can occur at any age. Blood is more likely to clot, and vein valves are more likely to fail, for moms and pregnant women, smokers, long-distance travelers and those taking birth control pills, among other risk factors.

    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 75 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 https://www.centerforvein.com or by phone at 1-800-FIX-LEGS.

    Center for Vein Restoration Partners with Esteemed Vascular Medicine Specialist – Dr. Mehul Shah

    Center for Vein Restoration Partners with Esteemed Vascular Medicine Specialist – Dr. Mehul Shah

    Dr. Shah brings nearly three decades of exclusive focus on the treatment of Chronic Venous Insufficiency

    Shah

    JANUARY 2019, PHILADELPHIA:Center for Vein Restoration (CVR) is proud to announce our partnership with notable Philadelphia area vein specialist Mehul Shah, MD, FSVM. Dr. Shah’s practice in King of Prussia will be the third CVR location in Pennsylvania alongside Dr. Cornwell’s Horsham and Bensalem practices. Dr. Mehul Shah comes to CVR after 28 years in private practice as medical director of the Vascular Medicine Center. He is well-known for his pleasant and informative bedside manner and has performed thousands of venous ablations over the course of his career. His practice will reopen as a CVR location starting January 7.

    “I chose to focus on chronic venous insufficiency because I understand the pain, health risks, and limiting lifestyle that result from these issues,” said Dr. Shah. “Seeing patients look as good as they feel and return to normal daily life with confidence is personally and professionally rewarding to me.”

    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. Shah to the company. “Dr. Shah’s dedication to the successful treatment of his patients is emblematic of the commitment we all as a company strive for,” said Dr. Lakhanpal.

    He completed his medical degree at Baroda Medical College in Baroda, India; an Internal Medicine residency at Harrisburg Hospital and Hershey Medical Center in Pennsylvania; and a fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Hospital and Foundation. Dr. Shah is currently a fellow of the Society for Vascular Medicine.

    Dr. Shah is passionate about treating patients with venous disease. Patients know him for his friendly, calm demeanor, which makes it easy for patients to feel comfortable under his care.

    Dr. Shah’s accomplishments and accreditations also include:

    • Fellow, Society for Vascular Medicine
    • Fellowship Trained, Cleveland Clinic Hospital and Foundations

    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 Welcomes Experienced, Bilingual Surgeon – Kristine Cruz, MD, FACS

    Center for Vein Restoration Welcomes Experienced, Bilingual Surgeon – Kristine Cruz, MD, FACS

    Dr. Cruz joins CVR after 16 years of experience with minimally invasive surgery

    Cruz

    DECEMBER 2018, GREENBELT, MD:Center for Vein Restoration (CVR) is proud to announce the addition of Kristine Cruz, MD to its expanding and esteemed roster of physicians treating venous disease throughout the country. She will be the lead physician in the Whiteplains and Scarsdale CVR Centers beginning December 2018 and will be able to provide patients counsel in both Spanish and English. In 2010, after her Laparoscopic Surgery fellowship at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT, Dr. Cruz dedicated her career to the practice of and research around minimally invasive procedures. Her transition to CVR follows five years with New York Bariatrics and Laparoscopy P.C. where she specialized in Obesity medicine.

    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. Cruz to the company. “Part of CVR’s vision is to ‘continuously redefine the care of patients with venous disorders,’” said Dr. Lakhanpal. “Dr. Cruz’s expertise in minimally invasive procedures supports our goals as an organization.”

    For Dr. Cruz, treating vein disease is about positively impacting the lives of her patients. “You are not only addressing the cosmetic issues with treatment,” says Dr. Cruz, “Venous insufficiency, if not treated on time, can lead to complications like infection, blood clots and ulcers.”

    As a widely published and respected member of the Obesity Medicine Association, Dr. Cruz understands the reciprocal relationship of vein disorders and weight. People who are overweight are more likely to develop vein disease, while the immobility caused by symptoms like leg pain and heaviness or venous ulcers may lead to obesity. “I chose to become a venous surgeon to treat this often overlooked and underestimated disorder. I am extremely grateful for the privilege of improving my patient’s quality of life,” said Dr. Cruz.

    Dr. Cruz accomplishments and accreditations also include:

    • Certified, American Board of Surgery
    • Member, American College of Surgeons
    • Member, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

    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 Partnering with Renowned Cardiovascular Surgeon – Dr. Dominic Tolitano

    Center for Vein Restoration Partnering with Renowned Cardiovascular Surgeon – Dr. Dominic Tolitano

    Dr. Tolitano brings three decades of experience in private practice using non-invasive vein treatments

    Tolitano

    NOVEMBER 2018, GREENBELT, MD:Center for Vein Restoration (CVR) is proud to partner with Dominic J. Tolitano, MD, as he joins its expanding and esteemed roster of physicians treating venous insufficiency throughout the country. His practices in South Loop and Wood Dale are CVR’s first in Illinois, and his Indiana practices in Munster and Hobart will expand our reach to the Northwest corner of Indiana. Dr. Dominic Tolitano is a nationally recognized cardiovascular surgeon and comes to CVR after 29 years in private practice. Dr. Tolitano was a pioneer in the industry, being one of the first to adopt the advanced non-invasive techniques to treat chronic venous disease. He has performed thousands of endovenous laser ablations during his career. “I have been in a fortunate position to watch this exciting field of medicine evolve over the past decade,” says Tolitano. “CVR is on the cutting edge of our field and I am proud to join them.”

    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. Tolitano to the company. “Dr. Tolitano is an accomplished vein specialist, and partnering with him is truly an honor,” added Dr. Lakhanpal.

    As an expert in the field, his past patients rate him highly for his ability to clearly communicate the signs, symptoms and treatment options for venous insufficiency. “Dr. Tolitano has always been dedicated to providing superior and innovative clinical care. This aligns closely with CVR’s mission to ‘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. Tolitano’s accomplishments also include:

    • Former Owner, Advanced Vein Clinics
    • Senior Thoracic and Vascular Surgeon, Franciscan Physicians Hospital in Munster, IN
    • Senior Vascular Surgeon, Mercy Hospital, Munster, IN

    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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