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Maryland Vein Professionals

Nov 20, 2015 12:15PM ● By Cate Reynolds
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Varicose Veins are a Treatable Medical Condition

Varicose Veins are a common problem in the USA, afflicting as many as 70% of women and 40% of men by age 60. The bulging, aching, and unsightly veins often appear as a result of an underlying medical condition called Venous Insufficiency. For decades, the treatment of this condition was limited to either vein stripping that was extremely painful, required many incisions during a lengthy surgery, neededan overnight hospital stay, and took up to two weeks to recover.The other alternate therapy was lifetime of compression stockings. One of our patients had an experience like this before coming to the MVP office:

“The first doctor I saw about my varicose veins said I needed surgery that would leave ugly scars on my legs. A friend who had the same procedure said the pain was worse than childbirth. So for years I lived with the tingling, the swelling, and the discomfort.”
– Robyn J.

Fortunately, today we can treat Venous Insufficiency with a minimally invasive procedure called Venefit™ (VNUS® Closure), which is completed in our offices in a matter of minutes. Closure is covered by most insurance plans and patients can return to normal activity or work the same day.

You Do Not Have to Suffer With Varicose Veins

With the Closure Procedure, there is a gentle treatment for Venous Insufficiency, the underlying cause of Varicose Veins. This quick, minimally invasive catheter procedure closes the damaged veins below the skin surface that allow abnormal pressure to build in the bulging skin veins. After the treatment, venous pressure is redirected back into the healthy veins of your leg. By correcting the abnormal pressure, the bulging veins at your skin’s surface may often flatten and fade. Any residual veins may be removed with outpatient ambulatory microphlebectomy or cosmetic techniques such as Sclerotherapy.A patient of ours had this to say about her recent Closure Procedure:

“I was very nervous about having VNUS Closure done but I knew it was something that was very much needed for my health. From the first screening visit, I knew this is where I wanted to have my procedure done. The Closure Procedure itself was very comfortable, very relaxed atmosphere, and very friendly staff.”
- Violet H.

Visit to view before and after pictures and patient testimonials.

Maryland Vein Professionals is a National Leader in VNUS Closure

Since 2005, our MVP physicians have performed more than 30,000 VNUS® Closure Procedures, making MVP a leading surgeon-only specialty vein care practice in the U.S. MVP was one of the first practices in the region to perform the procedure to treat Venous Insufficiency and is now one of the busiest practices devoted to vein care on the East Coast. MVP’s physicians are exclusively Board-Certified Surgeons, unlike corporate owned Vein Care franchises. MVP is a Nationally Recognized Center of Excellence for minimally invasive vein care, and Dr. Jonathan Calure, our President and Surgical Director, has trained many other physicians from across the U.S. and internationally in the latest treatment techniques.

At MVP, we advocate a minimally invasive treatment approach. Many patients are told that they must undergo vein stripping surgery. While this may be necessary in rare cases of complex anatomy or severe disease; we find that the vast majority of patients can be successfully treated without traditional surgicalvein stripping.

Spider Vein Treatments

“Spider Veins” or telangiectasia are an early sign of Venous Insufficiency that appear when tiny skin veins, previously invisible, become engorged and enlarge. We evaluate patients with a careful ultrasound evaluation that will usually show a deeper source of reflux in a single source vein.

Sclerotherapy is the traditional treatment for spider veins. Typically, this is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment where an FDA-approved medication is injected into the tiny veins to clear them. We have a dedicated team of R.N. sclerotherapists with thousands of hours of experience in this art.

Dr. Peter Liao, A Surgeon’s Surgeon

At MVP’s Annapolis office, Dr. Liao is a board-certified General Surgeon who has a special expertise in minimally invasive endoscopic and general surgery. At the University of Maryland, he taught residents in General Surgery, Flexible Endoscopy and Advanced Laparoscopy. At Union Memorial Hospital, he was Director of the Minimally Invasive Bariatric program, an Instructor in General Surgery, and a preceptor to rotating medical students. He also completed his PhD in Pharmacology.

To find out if you’re a candidate for any of these treatments, please call our office for a full venous evaluation at 877-MD-VEIN or 410-268-5347. Or schedule your own appointment on our website:

Appointments available evenings & Saturdays. Most insurance plans accepted.