Vein911 is a medical practice specializing only in medical and cosmetic vein care and is staffed with a physician who is clinically trained in vascular and interventional radiology.
“There are a lot of practitioner’s treating veins, but not a lot of them are doing it with a high degree of quality,” says Dr. Chris Pittman, medical director of Vein911.
“This is an outpatient procedure and there is much less scrutiny than if a patient was being treated in a hospital,” said Dr. Pittman. “And because it is not a surgical disease, seeing a surgeon is no guarantee of a great outcome. Vein care is truly a buyer beware situation.”
Vein care begins with ultrasound imaging because vein disorders aren’t always visible. Doctors use ultrasound images to accurately determine the cause and source of the problem and to formulate a personalized treatment plan.
Fortunately for patients at Vein911, Dr. Pittman is an imaging expert who has more than 20 years experience performing minimally invasive, image guided surgery.
“There’s no vein disease that we can’t treat,” says Dr. Pittman. “And we’re proud to report that we’ve never had a patient who didn’t feel better afterward. In fact, 20 percent of our new patients were previously treated for vein disease, and came to us to get their treatment done right.”
Dr. Pittman is triple board-certified in diagnostic radiology (ultrasound), vascular and interventional radiology, and venous and lymphatic medicine. Diagnostic radiologists are experts at performing and interpreting ultrasound exams. Interventional radiologists use ultrasound images to perform minimally invasive, non-surgical procedures to treat diseases anywhere in the body.
Dr. Pittman and the other medical specialists at Vein911 treat vein dis- ease with the most minimally invasive techniques possible. They use ultrasound images to guide tiny instruments inside the body, which allows them to correct vein problems with little or no discomfort, using no scalpels and requiring no stitches. These procedures minimize pain, reduce the chance of infection and speed recovery time. Most treatments are completed in less than 45 minutes and patients are back to their normal routine without restrictions on their activities.
A patient’s initial consultation and ultrasound are covered by insurance, as are most treatments. This is true even with people who think their only problem is visible spider veins that they want treated for cosmetic reasons.
“Typically spider veins are a result of deeper problems,” said Dr. Pittman. “There’s no reason to live with spider veins — three 30-minute treatments are all it takes to get rid of them in most patients.”
Vein911 is the first medical prac- tice in America to offer a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee of spider vein treatment results. “We’re that confident.” says Dr. Pittman.
Vein911 has three locations: 3000 Medical Park Drive in Tampa; 2716 West Virginia Ave., in Tampa; and 13005 U.S. 301 in Riverview.
They can be reached at (813) 501-2346, or at Vein911.com.
– Mike Matthew
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