Opelika, Alabama


107 North 24th Street
Opelika, AL 36801


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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

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 make our office accessible for patients throughout the city.

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Start your Opelika adventure with an athlete’s dream — a trip to the Opelika Sportsplex & Aquatics Center, just over five miles from our vein clinic. Described as a “life enhancement center” rather than a simple gym, this state-of-the-art facility helps guests reach their health goals through modern amenities. In addition to a traditional fitness center, you’ll find an aquatics center with indoor and outdoor pools, a hot tub, a splash playground, and a steam room.

The space also boasts basketball and racquetball courts, an indoor cycling studio and walking track, an outdoor amphitheater and walking trail, a pickleball facility with 24 individual courts, a disc golf course, a youth game room, and more.

Get some fresh air at the Opelika Municipal Park located across from the Opelika Recreation Center on Denson Drive, about three miles from our clinic. It encompasses a meandering portion of the Rocky Brook Creek and offers a picturesque picnic destination. Guests can also ride aboard the Rocky Brook Rocket Vintage Train, a miniature 43-foot train that started making runs through the park back in 1955. It has undergone several repairs and renovations since its original installation, the most recent grand reveal in December 2016.

Fifty-four holes of glorious golf await at the trio of courses that make up Robert Trent Jones Grand National, rated the number one public golf facility in America. Located less than eight miles from our Opelika vein clinic, RTJ Grand National offers pristine views of 600-acre Lake Saugahatchee, with more than half of its holes nestled along its shores. It’s also the only property to host a large series of national events and tours, including the PGA Tour.

Visitors planning trips during the late Spring season may be just in time for the annual Opelika Songwriters Festival, where dozens of musicians head to seven venues throughout the city to perform more than 80 shows. Founded in 2019, the festival showcases a range of genres from world-class artists while helping to support the various local businesses that serve as its intimate venues during the multi-day event.

Meanwhile, Center for Vein Restoration is a quick nine-mile drive from Auburn, home to Auburn University. Chartered in 1856 as East Alabama Male College, the second-largest university in the state, it started with 80 students and has grown to an enrollment of nearly 33,000 following several name changes. It now includes 206 academic buildings on 1,841 acres, providing students with 150 majors and academic programs to choose from.

Continue your studies at the Museum of East Alabama, which contains more than 5,000 artifacts detailing the city’s 19th and 20th-Century history. Opened in 1989, the museum offers free admission, helping it to garner more than 2,000 annual guests as it represents the cultural heritage of Lee, Russell, Macon, Chambers, and Tallapoosa counties.

The Salem-Shotwell Covered Bridge — also of historical note — was first built in 1900 and later rebuilt after being destroyed by severe thunderstorms in 2005. It reopened in 2007 and now serves as one of just 13 authentic covered bridges remaining in Alabama.

Opelika is a city brimming with an unrivaled sense of community. Its welcoming atmosphere and Southern hospitality make it a compelling destination for all kinds of visitors.

Our Opelika vein clinic is one of five CVR locations in Alabama. Not in Lee County? Our clinics in Dothan, Hoover, Montgomery, and Trussville proudly offer identical services and support for patients with symptoms of vein disease.

The compassionate team members at CVR are happy to give visitors directions and parking instructions. Call 240-965-3915 to speak with our Patient Services Representatives.

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.

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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:

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. To make an appointment online for one of our other CVR clinics, click here.

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.

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What do Patients Say About
Center for Vein Restoration (CVR)?

At CVR, your vein health is our sole priority! Patients tell us they feel the CVR difference, from our compassionate, supportive staff to our patient-centered approach; CVR made their vein health journey safe and comfortable. These testimonials say it all: CVR's attentive staff and effective treatments earn top marks from patients.