Category: Health Care Professionals

Bypass Surgery and the Great Saphenous vein

saphenous vein

What happens if the patient is having a bypass and they need the Great Saphenous vein? Generally, if the Great Saphenous Vein (GSV) is diseased enough that ablation is recommended, then the vein is not suitable for any type of use in a bypass surgery setting; either peripheral arterial bypass or coronary artery bypass grafting […] Read More

Opportunities for Vein Physicians Presented at AVF Forum Annual Meeting 2015

vein doctors

Center for Vein Restoration had a robust flow of visitors as an exhibitor at the American Venous Forum Annual Meeting 2015. Held in late February at the Westin Mission Hills in Palm Springs, California, the annual meeting brought together world leaders in the field of venous and lymphatic health to discuss cutting- edge scientific research. […] Read More

Questions & Answers

Questions and answers

Members of our medical team answer questions we’ve received from referring physicians. Q: I’m an orthopedist. What can you tell me about vein conditions and joint pain? We seem to have some crossover when it comes to my patients’ symptoms. A: Joint problems are usually secondary to musculoskeletal causes, or secondary to various types of […] Read More

If my patient only has visible signs of spider veins (CEAP chart)

spider veins

If my patient only has visible signs of spider veins The medical term for spider veins is telangiectasias and in addition to the cosmetic issues they are associated with, they can also cause symptoms such as itching, burning, dry skin, warm skin, bleeding, or pain.   These veins measure <1mm, while reticular veins measure from 1-3 […] Read More

Why should I send patients to a vein group? Venous Reflux Disease

venous reflux disease

Great question.  I’m glad you asked.  Many vascular surgical groups do fine work in the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral arterial disease, carotid arterial disease, and abdominal aortic aneurysms, but often approach venous reflux disease as a peripheral (pardon the pun) aspect of their clinical practice.  As a result, they will often focus on the […] Read More

My patient only has signs of spider veins (according to your CEAP chart)

spider veins

As a matter of review the CEAP system is based on Clinical findings(usually on physical examination), Etiology(congenital, primary, or seconday), Anotomic findings(superficial, deep, or perforating veins), and Pathophysiology(reflux or obstruction). It is quite common for patients to have only spider veins(C-1), but have significant underlying venous reflux that can be diagnosed by history( pain, heaviness, […] Read More

CVR TV Ads Aim to Educate Consumers


Have you seen us on TV? As part of our commitment to educate the public about venous disease and treatment options, we’ve launched a series of TV ads in the Washington- Baltimore region. The spots were created with the help of agency DMW Direct. One ad gives examples of complaints we’ve received from real patients […] Read More

If I am sending a patient to you who has an ulcer, should I also send him or her to a wound center as well?”

leg swelling

No, foot ulcers can have various etiologies, several of which have to do with the circulatory system in general, such as – arterial insufficiency, diabetes, venous insufficiency and/or a combination of any or all of the above. At Center for Vein Restoration, we can evaluate the patient and his or her specific wound at any […] Read More

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