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Dr. Pyne Addresses Varicose Veins at Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR)

Published January 9, 2017 505 Views

Dr. Pyne Addresses Varicose Veins at Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR)

Dr. Raj Pyne recently had the honor of being invited to host a webinar for the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) to share his experience in developing a vein practice that concentrates solely on the proper treatment of varicose veins. The Society of Interventional Radiology is a professional...

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Latest “Super Glue” Vein Treatment Performed at The Vein Institute

Published April 20, 2016 1199 Views

Latest “Super Glue” Vein Treatment Performed at The Vein Institute

Do you remember the 1980s ads featuring the construction worker whose helmet was Krazy Glued to a steel beam? Or, maybe you've seen the more recent ad where a man goes bungee jumping using a harness secured with Krazy Glue? Either way, the product is aptly named -- those ideas seem crazy! Catchy...

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RVT Added to Sonographer Credentials

Published January 21, 2016 525 Views

RVT Added to Sonographer Credentials

The Vein Institute is proud to announce that sonographer, Michelle Hook, RDMS, has added the Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) credential to her name. Highly respected and recognized worldwide, the RVT distinction is earned by passing the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography'...

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What Sets Interventional Radiologists Apart?

Published October 15, 2015 484 Views

What Sets Interventional Radiologists Apart?

Did you know that there are over 45 medical specialties in North America that are recognized by the American Medical Association? You can probably name several -- family medicine, pediatrician, cardiologist, gynecologist, dermatologist, and general surgeon are a few that readily come to mind. On...

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The Vein Institute’s Clinical Supervisor Earns RPhS Credential

Published September 29, 2015 501 Views

The Vein Institute’s Clinical Supervisor Earns RPhS Credential

Congratulations to Kelley Swagler, Clinical Supervisor, who added another credential to her name on Saturday, September 26th, 2015. Kelley passed the registry examination to become a Registered Phlebology Sonographer (RPhS). To qualify for the exam, applicants must have experience in performing diag...

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The Vein Institute First in Region to Earn Distinguished Vein Practice Accreditation

Published August 23, 2015 587 Views

The Vein Institute First in Region to Earn Distinguished Vein Practice Accreditation

The Vein Institute has been awarded the distinction of accreditation in Superficial Venous Treatment and Management by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). This prestigious honor is highly respected in the medical community and is granted only after a strict, peer review process analyzi...

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The Vein Institute Earns ACR Accreditation

Published July 2, 2015 441 Views

The Vein Institute Earns ACR Accreditation

We are proud to announce that The Vein Institute has been accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) in Peripheral Vascular Ultrasound. Peripheral vascular ultrasound focuses on the blood vessels in the arms and, most importantly to The Vein Institute, the legs. The core purpose of the AC...

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Top 7 Myths About Varicose Veins

Published June 23, 2015 582 Views

Top 7 Myths About Varicose Veins

There are many misconceptions about varicose veins, both among the medical community and general public. Here, we debunk 7 of the most common myths we've heard. Myth #1 - Varicose veins are just a cosmetic issue. A lot of people think varicose veins are just something unsightly you have to de...

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The Vein Institute Attends International Vein Congress Conference

Published June 4, 2015 536 Views

The Vein Institute Attends International Vein Congress Conference

The International Vein Congress (IVC) is one of the largest professional conferences focused on the diagnosis, management, and treatment of venous disease. Dr. Raj Pyne, Medical Director, Dr. Michael Rivero, Associate Medical Director, Ashleigh Rausch, Physician Assistant, Kelley Swagler, Clinical S...

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Vein Institute Sonographer Earns RVT Credential

Published April 4, 2015 465 Views

Vein Institute Sonographer Earns RVT Credential

Congratulations are in order for Gia Whisker, a sonographer at The Vein Institute. On Saturday, March 28th, 2015, Gia passed the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography's board examination in Vascular Technology. The exam measures knowledge and skills in anatomy and hemodynamics of c...

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Spider Veins vs. Varicose Veins: Recognizing the Differences

Published March 22, 2015 569 Views

Spider Veins vs. Varicose Veins: Recognizing the Differences

It's easy to recognize unsightly leg veins as varicose veins and spider veins, but could you explain the difference between the two? A common question we get at The Vein Institute is what qualifies as a spider vein, and what qualifies as a varicose vein. Spider veins are less than 3 millimeters...

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4 Common Risk Factors For Varicose Veins

Published February 13, 2015 924 Views

4 Common Risk Factors For Varicose Veins

When it comes to risk factors, we've all heard about the things we should stay away from to maintain our health and ward off certain health conditions. Some risk factors are intuitive, and some are so often talked about from the television to the doctor's office that we recognize them immedi...

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Spider Vein Treatment

Published January 16, 2015 587 Views

Spider Vein Treatment

A new year is upon us, and with it comes an ever-popular new year's resolution- to look and feel our best in 2015. But for some, even the most successful diet and exercise plans won't bring the confidence to wear shorts this summer. Why? Spider veins. We've all seen them, whether on our...

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Planning for High Deductible Health Plans and Health Savings Accounts

Published December 9, 2014 471 Views

The holiday season is officially in full swing. And while that brings joy, family time, and cheer, it also brings the stress and confusion of insurance plan's open enrollment. When your employer hands you a packet full of numbers and percentages, it's easy to tune out and make a choice witho...

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Vein Institute Staff Attends Educational Seminars

Published November 17, 2014 511 Views

Ashleigh Rausch Gia Whisker Kelley Swagler Last month, our PA Ashleigh Rausch, and sonographers Kelley Swagler and Gia Whisker attended a wound care seminar in Syracuse, NY. An advanced sign of vein disease is skin breakdown and ulceration near the ankles. They l...

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4 Common Professions That Put You at Higher Risk for Varicose Veins

Published October 14, 2014 846 Views

We all know that blood circulates throughout our body, but have you ever thought about the role gravity plays in our circulation? Any time we stand up, the blood flowing from our legs back to our heart fights a constant uphill battle. Some leg veins have the support of our bones and muscle to help t...

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Who Should I See First? Primary Care vs Vein Specialist

Published September 24, 2014 1143 Views

Some things in the world of medical care are clear. When your baby has a fever, you call the pediatrician. When you break a bone, you head to the orthopedist. But who do you turn to when your legs ache or cramp after a long day? How can you get to the bottom of your swollen ankles or that itchy,...

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1 out of every 2 people over 45 has Varicose Veins.

Published December 15, 2013 384 Views

Why Suffer? Your insurance will pay to correct them! Get Your Life Back! As you age, the small veins in your legs fight a losing battle with gravity. More than half the aging adult population, both men and women, will suffer from varicose veins—and many of them needlessly, because yo...

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