107 North 24th Street
Opelika, AL 36801
- 7:00am - 4:30pm
- 7:00am - 4:30pm
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About Center for Vein Restoration in Opelika, Alabama
Center for Vein Restoration (CVR) is proud to serve patients at our Opelika vein clinic. The physicians and staff of CVR Opelika have decades of collective experience treating symptoms of vein diseases such as varicose veins, spider veins, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and other vein conditions related to chronic venous insufficiency (vein disease).
The board-certified physicians at Center for Vein Restoration are world-renowned vein specialists, authors, lecturers, and trainers on the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating vein disease. Commitment to patient care goes beyond physician credentials, however. Our entire team works together to provide our patients with a level of comfort and understanding.
Our Vein Clinic in Opelika, Alabama
The Center for Vein Restoration in Opelika is located at 107 N. 24th Street between First and Second Avenues. Our central location near the East Alabama Medical Center on Pepperell Parkway and local landmarks such as Mrs. Story’s Dairy and Auburn University Regional Airport makes our office accessible for patients throughout the city.
The Center for Vein Restoration is a quick nine-mile drive from Auburn, home to Auburn University. Local attractions include the Museum of East Alabama, which contains more than 5,000 artifacts detailing the city’s 19th and 20th Century history. Of historical note is the Salem-Shotwell Covered Bridge. The bridge was first built in 1900 and later rebuilt after being destroyed by severe thunderstorms in 2005. It reopened in 2007.
Meet Dr. Aikens
Michael L. Aikens, MD, has close to three decades of experience and is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. A Boston University Medical School graduate, Dr. Aikens completed an internship and residency at the Boston University Medical Center. His service at that institution earned him the J. Claude Bennett Award for Excellence in Research.
Dr. Aikens’s goal is to improve his patients' lives by treating the symptoms of chronic venous disease, including leg pain, swelling, skin ulceration, and varicose and spider veins. His interest in phlebology began while he was a cardiology fellow at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.
After studying the endothelial cells (cells that line blood and lymphatic vessels), Dr. Aikens 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.
His professional affiliations include East Alabama Medical Center, Dadeville Community Hospital, the Medical Association of Alabama, and the Association of Black Cardiologists.
Services at Center for Vein Restoration, Opelika
Our board-certified vascular surgeons offer a wide range of innovative treatment options for leg pain, swelling, cramping, itching, varicose veins, spider veins, restless leg syndrome, ulcers, and other symptoms of vascular disease.
Symptoms of vein problems
When the tiny valves in your leg veins fail to circulate blood back to the heart, it can be a sign of venous disease.
The result can be:
Feelings of heaviness
These symptoms are often the result of venous insufficiency and are unlikely to heal on their own. This common vein condition is progressive and will worsen without treatment.
Vein treatment options
Vein care providers at vein treatment clinics use the most advanced minimally invasive treatments available today. CVR’s modern outpatient treatment plans are far superior to the older vein-stripping methods used in the past.
Treatments include VenaSeal, a proprietary medical adhesive that safely closes off varicose veins, and ClariVein, a two-in-one approach that uses an ablation device to inject a sclerosing agent that closes the vein with a tiny rotating wire tip, which destroys the diseased vein.
At Center for Vein Restoration, we offer a wide variety of other treatment options, including:
Vein treatments take approximately an hour or less to complete, and patients can return to their normal routine immediately with few restrictions. No staples or stitches are required because a simple band-aid covers the tiny incisions. Our in-office treatment requires only local anesthetics and recovery and symptom relief are fast, and there is little to no scarring.
How to schedule an appointment with Dr. Aikens
Scheduling an appointment at Center for Vein Restoration in Opelika, Alabama, is easy! You can now schedule an appointment online.
CVR accepts all major insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. Don't see your insurance company online? Contact us to find out if you're covered.