How to Find the Best Vein Doctor in Connecticut

Written By Center for Vein Restoration
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Choose only a qualified physician who specializes in venous disorders. Center for Vein Restoration vein doctors have vast experience treating varicose veins, spider veins, ulcers, blot clots, and other vascular conditions.

Achy, crampy, swollen, heavy-feeling legs and varicose veins are just a few symptoms of venous insufficiency (vein disease). Vein disease is a chronic condition, meaning that it is a long-term, reoccurring disorder that can worsen over time.

If left untreated, vein disease can lead to lower leg pain, restless legs, ulcers, bleeding, skin changes, mobility difficulties, blood clots, and overall reduced quality of life. The good news is that minimally invasive vein treatment can relieve leg discomfort and improve the appearance of the legs.

But not all vein care is created equal!

Center for Vein Restoration (CVR) leads the way in Connecticut — setting the highest vein care standard in the industry by having the best clinical teams and a company culture that nurtures vein clinic excellence. This is despite disruption in quality vein care elsewhere in Connecticut.

Tips for choosing the right vein specialist

Nothing is more important than your health. That's why it is worth your time and extra effort to research the doctor, their staff, and the vein clinic before you put your trust in them.

The following are three important suggestions for helping you find the right vein doctor for you:

The doctor's background and experience

When choosing any doctor, you want to verify that this provider is qualified, board-certified, and has had special training in treating your unique medical conditions. Too often, patients experiencing venous insufficiency are misdiagnosed by practitioners unfamiliar with vein disease. Many first-time patients at Center for Vein Restoration (CVR) are relieved to receive a proper diagnosis and treatment plan to address their painful symptoms.

State-of-the-art vein technology

CVR physicians have a wealth of clinical experience, are often double-board certified, and have distinguished themselves as the nation's leaders in the field of venous and lymphatic medicine. Using the most advanced techniques and technology to relieve the pain and disfigurement caused by varicose vein disease, CVR physicians are at the forefront of vein disease prevention and treatment in the country.

Exceptional vein center staff

While your vein physician's credentials are essential, your doctor doesn't work in a vacuum. Doctors need highly qualified, knowledgeable, compassionate staff to assist them and provide an excellent patient experience. CVR is proud to employ the best-of-the-best registered vascular technologists (RVTs), certified registered nurse practitioners (CRNPs), nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PA-Cs), knowledgeable, friendly medical receptionists, and others to make your experience first-rate.

Why Choose Center for Vein Restoration in Connecticut?

At Center for Vein Restoration, our sole focus is vein health. Since 2007, CVR has been the clinical leader in vein treatment, offering personalized, affordable, advanced options to treat vein disease. In Connecticut, we proudly provide patients with eight convenient locations across the state to care for them.

Our highly qualified vein doctors include:

Fernando F. Illescas, MD, CM, DABR, FRCP(C)

Connecticut Regional Medical Director Dr. Illescas is certified by the American Board of Radiology. He specializes in venous insufficiency of lower extremities, advanced computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Dr. Illescas is the lead physician at CVR's Bloomfield, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Conveniently located, Bloomfield borders the towns of Windsor, East Granby, Simsbury, Avon, and Hartford. In 2020, Reader's Digest proclaimed Bloomfield one of its "50 Nicest Places to Live."

In addition, Dr. Illescas is the lead physician at the Enfield, Connecticut, vein clinic. Also in Hartford County, Enfield borders Longmeadow, Massachusetts, East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, and Somers, East Windsor, and Ellington, Connecticut.

Mark A. Edelman, MD, DABVLM

Dr. Edelman is an experienced, board-certified interventional radiologist who takes pride in his ability to access tiny veins using ultrasound guidance. He is the lead physician at CVR's Stamford and Norwalk, Connecticut.

The Stamford clinic in Fairfield County, Connecticut, is only 34 miles outside of Manhattan, New York, and is nearby Darien and Greenwich, Connecticut, and Port Chester, New York. Our Norwalk clinic is in southern Fairfield County. It is nearby Bridgeport, Greenwich, Trumbull, Stratford, Connecticut, Rye Brook, East Northport, Huntington, and Kings Park, New York.

Evan Harris, MD, DVIR, DABVLM, RPV

With close to three decades of experience, Dr. Harris is a Diplomate of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine and is board certified by the American Board of Radiology with qualifications in Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology. He is the lead physician in CVR's Glastonbury, Connecticut, and Cromwell, Connecticut, vein clinic locations.

CVR's Glastonbury clinic is located on the banks of the Connecticut River in Hartford County, Connecticut. It is easily assessable to East Hartford, Cromwell, Portland, East Hampton, Marlborough, and Manchester. Middlesex County, Connecticut, home to our Cromwell clinic, is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Dr. Harris, along with Dr. Illescas, share leadership at CVR's South Windsor, Connecticut, clinic. The office is in Hartford County on Buckland Road, just off Connecticut Route 30. Premier shopping destinations Promenades Shops at Evergreen Walk, the Plaza at Buckland Hills, and the Shoppes at Buckland Hills are less than three miles away.

Thomas Alosco, MD, DABS, RPVI, RVT, DABVLM

An accomplished researcher and publisher in the field of venous diseases, Dr. Alosco, is a registered physician in Vascular Interpretation and Vascular Technology by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medial Sonography (ARDMS). He is recognized as a leader in diagnosing and treating disease, receiving the Laparoscopic Excellence Award from the Bethel Israel Hospital and the Surgical Teaching Award from St. Mary's Hospital three times.

Dr. Alosco is the lead vein physician at the CVR's Waterbury, Connecticut clinic in New Haven County along the Naugatuck River. The office is easily assessable with several public transportation options in the Greater Waterbury area and two main highways, I-84 (Yankee Expressway) and Route 8.

How to schedule a vein appointment in Connecticut

To schedule an appointment with any of the exceptional CVR physicians at the 100+ locations across the country, call 1-800-FIX-LEGS (1-800-349-5347) or easily schedule online HERE.

Most insurances are accepted.


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