Center for Vein Restoration Celebrates 15 Years in Vein Care
Exceptional vein care that radically improves lives.
Since its start in 2007, Center for Vein Restoration (CVR), the nation's leader in the diagnosis and treatment of venous insufficiency (vein disease), has redefined vein care by providing customized, comprehensive, concierge-level patient care and the highest education and training standards for vein physicians and vascular technicians across its network of clinics.
Founded by world-renowned and respected cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon Sanjiv Lakhanpal, MD, FACS, he set out to create a vein health care provider that radically improved lives. He envisioned providing safe, personalized, and positive vein treatment for a badly underserved population suffering from venous insufficiency (vein disease).
"Center for Vein Restoration was founded because the medical community was not meeting the needs of people suffering from venous insufficiency. We saw so many patients in the Washington DC area with almost crippling pain in their legs not being treated. As we got deeper into it, we realized just how massively undertreated these patients were throughout the country and the world. We realized that research needed to be done, and technologies needed to be introduced. When we got affirmation from our patients about what a difference our treatments made in their lives, we knew that we had to expand."
- Dr. Sanjiv Lakhanpal, President and CEO, Center for Vein Restoration
Today, Dr. Lakhanpal is the President & CEO of Center for Vein Restoration. He is a strong advocate for and contributor to advancements in the care of patients suffering from chronic venous disorders. CVR has grown into the nation's leader in varicose vein and spider vein care, offering a variety of nearly pain-free solutions to eliminate unsightly and uncomfortable varicose veins.
Beginning with Dr. Lakhanpal caring for approximately 100 patients out of a single clinic in the Washington, DC area, CVR has expanded to 100+ locations (and growing!), with 80+ board-certified physicians in twenty-two states impacting the lives of over 200,000 patients annually.
CVR offers comprehensive treatment plans customized to each patient's clinical and financial needs. Our physicians are highly trained using state-of-the-art equipment to perform the most modern vein closure techniques.
To improve lives in the communities we serve by providing state-of-the-art vascular care in a compassionate and affordable manner.
To continuously redefine 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.
CVR's Commitment to Vein Health Research and Education
CVR maintains the highest education and training standards for physicians and vascular technicians across our network of clinics. We annually publish research from our database (the largest venous database in the country) and are the only non-academic vein group granted a venous and lymphatic medicine fellowship program by the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM).
Vascular Health Education, VISION
The power is on! Every year, Center for Vein Restoration looks forward to the biggest event in the venous and lymphatic disease community. CVR presents the Premiere Clinical Convention, VISION! Look for VISION 2023 to again be held at Westfields Marriott, Washington, DC, during the winter of early 2023.
The innovative and fun-loving CVR family will welcome guests and luminaries back for the vein care industry’s event of the year! Bringing healthcare visionaries together in an intimate setting, VISION 2022 features world-renowned speakers, networking opportunities with esteemed colleagues and industry partners, along with a ten continuing medical education (CME) credits opportunity.
Learn from the clinical leaders in vein care and earn 10+ CME credits virtually NOW. Find out more about CME credits HERE.
CVR's Venous and Lymphatic Medicine Fellowship
Center for Vein Restoration was granted a Venous and Lymphatic Medicine Fellowship by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine in 2017. This prestigious fellowship is a 12-month post-graduate medical education training program is designed to provide broad training in the diagnosis and management of patients suffering from chronic venous disorders.
Up to twelve Fellows learn all aspects of non-invasive duplex scanning of the venous and arterial systems as well as diagnosis and management of superficial and deep venous disorders. Students leave with expertise in all methods for treating superficial venous insufficiency, including laser ablation and radiofrequency endovenous ablation, non-thermal technologies such as mechanochemical ablations (Clarivein), cyanoacrylate (Venaseal), Polidocanol microfoam (Varithena), ambulatory micro-stab phlebectomy, ultrasound-guided foam, and cosmetic sclerotherapy.
Please contact Stephanie Westee, Venous and Lymphatic Medicine Fellowship Program Coordinator, at [email protected] for more information.
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. This common and underdiagnosed disorder affects between 30 to 40 million Americans. Risk factors include age, weight, prolonged sitting or standing, genetics, and DVT (blood clot) history. 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 100+ centers and growing, CVR has over 600 employees, conducts over 200,000 patient interactions annually, and achieves a 98 percent patient satisfaction rating.