2020 Berryhill Road,
Montgomery, Alabama 36117
- 7:00am - 4:30pm
- 7:00am - 4:30pm
About Center for Vein Restoration in Montgomery, Alabama
The Center for Vein Restoration operates six branches in Alabama, including one in the state’s capital city, Montgomery. Its south-central location offers residents throughout the state a convenient location for their vein health needs.
Our fully accredited offices offer a spectrum of services. Among the surgical procedures our physicians perform are:
Sclerotherapy — a proven technique that erases varicose veins and spider veins with the injection of a safe solution.
Laser and radiofrequency ablation — uses the heat of a laser or radiofrequency waves to close a damaged varicose vein so it eventually fades.
Ambulatory phlebectomy — used for larger varicose veins, ambulatory phlebectomy removes the diseased vein through a small incision.
Newer innovations, such as VenaSeal and ClariVein, also provide relief from the pain and unsightly appearance of varicose veins. All procedures are minimally invasive and require little to no anesthesia, allowing you to return to your normal activities within hours.
Center for Vein Restoration also counsels patients on lifestyle changes that will help reduce the discomfort of varicose veins. Following an exercise plan, a healthy diet, recommendations from specialists such as wearing compression stockings, and other proven methods ensure the health of your veins for many years.
About Our Location in Montgomery
Not only is Montgomery Alabama’s capital city, but it’s also steeped in history. The Civil Rights Memorial Center and the Freedom Rides Museum/ Historic Montgomery Greyhound Bus Station trace the city’s role in the modern Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. And just minutes from Downtown Montgomery is the Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum. This 40-acre zoological facility features more than 400 animals and a petting zoo.
Meet Dr. Aikens
Dr. Michael L. Aikens, MD, oversees the Montgomery office. He joined The Center for Vein Restoration in 2018 after more than two decades as a practicing cardiologist. After earning his medical degree from Boston University, Dr. Aikens completed an internship and residency at the Boston University Medical Center. He moved to Alabama in 1995, where his work as a Cardiology fellow at the University of Alabama at Birmingham earned him the J. Claude Bennett Award for Excellence in Research and grant support.
Dr. Aikens was an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical School and attending physician at UAB Kirkland Clinic. He was also the attending physician at UAB Hospital and Director of the Cardio Care Unit at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Birmingham. He began practicing privately in 2002 at East Alabama Cardiovascular & Associates as a managing partner.
Dr. Aikens’s interest in phlebology began during his cardiology fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. During his seven years spent looking at the endothelial cells (cells that line blood and lymphatic vessels) he realized the essential role they play in the development of chronic venous disease.
“What interests me most about venous disease is the opportunity I have to improve people’s health and their lives. I can help stop this chronic disease,” he says.
At Center for Vein Restoration, Dr. Aikens focuses his practice on treating the underlying causes of venous insufficiency and its symptomatic effects, including leg pain, swelling, skin ulceration, and varicose and spider veins. Dr. Aikens is a member of several medical professional societies and has contributed to cardiovascular research throughout his career.