Center for Vein Restoration Welcomes Dr. Robert T. Fried
Welcome Dr. Robert T. Fried
Meet Dr. Fried
After 30-years of serving patients as a cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Fried has turned his professional focus to diagnosing and treating venous and lymphatic disease. He has a long-standing history of successful patient outcomes and high satisfaction rates. He consistently achieves three-star ratings—the highest ranking possible as a healthcare provider.
“I am a ‘people person,’ who strives for good patient outcomes as well as good patient experiences. I share CVR’s philosophy to ensure complete care of the whole patient, addressing the root of the patient’s concerns and not just the patient’s presenting symptoms.”
Dr. Fried’s Credentials
While he could have taken his remarkable skills anywhere, Dr. Fried chose CVR because of the impressive caliber of the medical staff and the high level of patient care provided. These skills include:
- 30 years’ experience as a cardiothoracic surgeon now treating venous and lymphatic disease
- Residency – Cardiothoracic Surgery, Montefiore-Albert Einstein Hospital, Bronx, NY
- Diplomate – American Board of Thoracic Surgery and American Board of Surgery
- Fellow – American College of Surgeons
- Medical degree – Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
- Master of Science – Physiology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Dr. Fried’s Specialties
Dr. Fried shares CVR’s philosophy: to ensure complete care of the whole patient. Even if a patient is not appropriate for treatment at CVR, he makes sure that patients are put on the right path to have their concerns addressed.
Vein care procedure specialties include:
- Radiofrequency and laser ablation. In both procedures, a thin catheter is gently inserted into the vein through the skin through which heat is emitted, closing the affected vein. The closed vein is reabsorbed into the body, and the blood finds a new path through healthier veins.
- Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. A needle is placed into the damaged vein via ultrasonography guidance. Then, a medicine called a sclerosant is injected into the vein, resulting in the closure of the damaged vein. Blood naturally reroutes to healthier veins.
- Varithena. Varithena is the trade name for polidocanol injectable foam, the sclerosing agent used to treat varicose veins. The agent collapses the damaged vein, forcing the blood to reroute to healthier veins.
- VenaSeal. VenaSeal is a revolutionary closure system that uses a proprietary medical adhesive to close off varicose veins. This safe and effective treatment option may be recommended as an alternative to radiofrequency and laser procedures.