Center for Vein Restoration Welcomes Dr. Vu!
Dr. Vu is an experienced, board-certified emergency room physician who witnessed firsthand the pain and disability caused by chronic venous insufficiency (vein disease). After 21 years in the ER, Dr. Vu chose to specialize in vein disease treatment to improve the quality of life for patients suffering from chronic pain, restless legs, swelling, skin changes, ulcers, and other symptoms of this under-recognized disease.
Dr. Vu says that his role as a physician is to alleviate pain and educate patients about the progressive nature of vein disease. In doing so, he hopes that patients can spot the warning signs and can take care of themselves once treatment is done.
“I treat patients as an individual, not just a disease. Sometimes the cause of the pain is not from venous disease, and my goal is to help the patient get the proper care they need for a better quality of life.”
– Dr. Tuan-Anh T. Vu, MD
Why Choose Center for Vein Restoration?
While he could have practiced vein care anywhere, Dr. Vu chose Center for Vein Restoration (CVR). CVR is the nation’s leader in the diagnosis and treatment of vein disease. Dr. Vu appreciates CVR's ongoing training and medical education to keep physicians on the leading edge of treatment for vein disease. He cites CVR’s commitment to academic research and clinical excellence by using the most up-to-date modalities available in vein care today as to why he choose CVR.
What is Vein Disease?
Vein disease is a common disorder affecting the valves inside of the leg vein, the thin-walled veins. Approximately one in four Americans suffer from vein disease.
As the heart pumps blood to tissues throughout the body through thicker-walled arteries, veins return that blood to the heart. Tiny valves inside the veins help the veins work against gravity and circulate upward.
A buildup of fluids causes veins to stretch, twist, or bulge. When these valves become weakened or damaged due to genetics, advanced age, pregnancy, a sedentary lifestyle, etc., blood collects or flows backward (known as reflux). The sluggish blood flow can also increase one's risk of blood clots.
Signs and symptoms of vein disease include:
- Unsightly, uncomfortable varicose veins
- Pain and swelling of the legs and ankles
- Heavy, tired feeling legs
- Skin discoloration or scaling
- Ulcers or sores that don’t heal
Dr. Vu’s Credentials
Dr. Vu specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of venous disease. He is board-certified in Emergency Medicine and is a member of the American Medical Association and the Association of Vietnamese- American Physicians of the Washington DC Metro Area.
Dr. Vu earned his medical degree at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Student Honor Society. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the Medical Center of Delaware, Christiana Care Health Systems, Newark, Delaware.
Graduating summa cum laude, Dr. Vu earned his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.
Dr. Vu is fluent in written and spoken Vietnamese as well as English
Dr. Vu believes that Vietnamese-speaking patients express themselves more freely and can get the most out of their doctor visits. According to the US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health article “Does This Doctor Speak My Language?” Improving the Characterization of Physician Non-English Language Skills:”
“Better measures of physician language proficiency are important for quality of care. Studies have shown that language concordance between patients and providers results in improved health care quality and outcomes. Patients whose physicians speak their language have better patient satisfaction with care medication adherence, patient understanding of diagnoses and treatment... patient centeredness, and more health education.” 1
Who is Center for Vein Restoration?
The mission of Center for Vein Restoration is to improve lives in the communities we serve by providing state-of-the-art vascular care in a compassionate and affordable manner. Our vision is continuously redefining the care of patients with venous disorders by providing comprehensive vein care throughout the United States in an environment of clinical excellence, integrity, mutual respect, and trust.
Have you been putting off vein treatment because you fear that treatment is painful or that recovery is long? At CVR, nothing is further from the truth! Our treatment is nearly painless (patients describe feeling a “pinch” if anything at all), and patients resume their normal activities immediately with few restrictions.
So, what are you waiting for?!
Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Vu
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Vu or the CVR vein physician nearest you, call 1-800-FIX-LEGS or visit centerforvein.com for more information or to schedule an appointment. Most major insurances, including Medicare and Medicaid, are accepted.