Services at Advanced Vein Center
Restoring the Health of Your Veins
Vein Clinic in Pittsburgh, PA
Come meet our top rated Vein Doctors, Cranberry Twp at our local Cranberry vein center, the Advanced Vein Clinic.
Unhappy with how your legs look and feel? Our vein clinic, Pittsburgh, PA has some of the most highly trained vein surgeons in the area. And, if you’re like thousands of others, who want to come to one of the premier vein clinics of America, chances are they can help you with your vein problems, too.
The Advanced Vein Center’s Cranberry Township office is the largest of our USA vein clinics. We’ve also got areas surrounding Pittsburgh vein clinic near me with offices in Bridgeville and Butler, PA. All of our locations feature a surgical and support staff of highly trained surgeons who specialize in the care of varicose veins and spider veins whose sole focus is performing minimally invasive procedures to treat common (and uncommon) vein conditions. Veins aren’t a side practice for us—it’s what we do.
By far, the conditions we see most frequently are varicose veins and spider veins. These aren’t subtle conditions: if you’ve got them you certainly know about it. Varicose veins almost always occur on the legs. They can appear as long, straight, bulging veins or even as isolated “bumps” that collapse when you push on them. More often, however, they appear as thick, twisting, ropey veins typically found on the calves or around the knees.
What people often don’t realize is that physical symptoms often go along with cosmetic ones. If you’ve got tired, heavy, aching legs then you’ve probably got vein problems. Other extremely common physical symptoms include cramping, Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), and swelling (especially around the ankles).
Spider veins are also a fairly obvious (and unsightly) condition. Their tell-tale spider web appearance gives these bluish, purplish clusters of tiny veins away. Luckily, both varicose and spider veins can be treated successfully with modern, minimally invasive procedures. After an ultrasound exam, you’ll meet with our surgical staff to develop a treatment plan for your unique situation.
If you’ve got tired, achy legs don’t wait, call the Advanced Vein Center today at (724) 987-3220. Same day appointments are available on a limited basis.
Concerned about your leg veins? The only way to know where your legs really stand is to talk with one of our vein specialist physicians.
We perform on-site screenings free of charge. We’ll quickly evaluate each leg for common vein problems. Then one of our staff will be happy to answer any questions. If there’s any cause for concern, we’ll recommend a full work-up which is most often covered by insurance. It’s a simple matter for us to check what your insurance will cover, and no referral is necessary.
A full evaluation starts with a complete medical history and physical exam. This is followed by an extremely thorough, diagnostic quality Doppler exam. Afterwards you’ll meet with one of our doctors to discuss your options. Any treatment we recommend is also likely to be covered by insurance. Are you having physical symptoms such as aching, tired, heavy legs? Then there’s a good possibility your insurance will cover the costs.
If you’re sick of how your legs look and feel then take action. A free vein screening is the best place to start. Call the Advanced Vein Center today at (724) 987-3220 to schedule an appointment.
Hand Vein Treatments
Bulging, rope-like veins on the backs of the hands are one of the most visible signs of aging. As we grow older the skin of the hands naturally becomes looser and thinner. This allows existing veins to become all to noticeable. Common (and highly effective) non-surgical treatments include sclerotherapy and dermal fillers. Sclerotherapy is an injectable treatment that causes small to medium sized veins to disappear over time. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane restore lost volume, making veins less noticeable.
Depending on your unique situation, non-invasive options may not be your best bet. For larger, thicker veins surgical removal is often best. Known as a mini-phlebectomy this is a relatively simple procedure which only takes about an hour. Healing times are generally short, leaving you with hands that look as if the veins were never there.
In very minor cases where prominent veins are just starting to appear the solution can be even easier. Our sister company, Body beautiful Laser Medi-Spa, offers laser treatments designed to tighten skin and remove age spots. Among the most popular and effective is the Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) photofacial. Much as it sounds, this procedure is most often performed on the face, yet it’s an excellent hand rejuvenation treatment as well.
Varicose veins and spider veins are two distinct but related vein disorders. They’re both very common, affecting tens of thousands of people in America alone.
Almost all vein disease starts the same way. The one-way valves which keep blood flowing in the right direction (towards the heart) become stretched out. At this point blood begins to trickle back down the large veins in the leg This is what causes the heavy, aching feeling which accompanies vein disease.
Varicose veins are large veins on the surface which have become stretched out because of increased pressure and begin to bulge. They have a distinctive bluish, rope-like appearance. For most people they’re simply a cosmetic concern, but they do point to underlying disease in deeper veins. If left untreated physical symptoms can get worse, including itchiness, cramping, restless leg syndrome, and even ankle ulcers.
Spider veins are exactly like varicose veins. The only real difference is that they’re many times smaller. They often appear in clusters with a signature web-like appearance. In some cases the individual veins are so close together that the spider vein cluster appears as a large, unsightly bruise. As with varicose veins, spider veins are usually just a cosmetic concern but do indicate underlying disease.
At the Advanced Vein Center in Cranberry Township we rely heavily on a technology called the VNUS ClosureFAST system. It’s a form of Radiofrequency (RF) ablation, which relies on RF energy to collapse diseased veins. Unlike arteries, each of us has many miles of veins in each leg. When these diseased veins are closed down it can greatly improve overall circulation.
Unlike endovenous laser treatment (EVLT), there is no “forward fire” phenomenon associated with RF ablation. It’s a more precise technique which does very little damage to surrounding healthy tissue. While both techniques accomplish much the same goal, many surgeons regard RF ablation like the VNUS system as safer.
Unlike purely cosmetic treatments, VNUS targets physical symptoms, and is therefore often payed for by insurance. It’s also safe, fast, and results in very little downtime. Actual treatment takes about an hour, and can be done right in your doctor’s office.
Microphlebectomy for Surface Veins
Utilizing tiny (1 mm) access incisions, specialized instruments can be used to physically remove varicose veins. Like RF ablation this is a minimally invasive in-office procedure that takes about an hour. Microphlebectomy results are permanent. Once a vein is gone, it’s gone for good.
Sclerotherapy for Smaller Veins
Sclerotherapy is often the treatment of choice for smaller varicose veins. A special foaming medication is injected directly into these veins, which causes them to collapse. The overall effect is quite similar to that of RF ablation, it just relies on medication instead of radiofrequency energy. Once the treated vein is collapsed it is reabsorbed by the body over time. Soon it disappears altogether. As with VNUS ablation and the microphlebectomy procedure, sclerotherapy results are permanent.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) for Facial Veins
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments are more commonly known as photofacials. They’re one of the most popular light-based medical spa treatments, and they excel at removing spider veins and burst capillaries on the face.
These tiny nuisance veins have a purplish, reddish color which makes covering them up quite a challenge. They most commonly occur on the nose, yet can be found on the cheeks, forehead, or anywhere else on the face. IPL treatments target the pigment (hemoglobin) which gives these blood vessels their color. It’s entirely non-invasive, and effectively erases unwanted vessels in a single treatment. It also tightens facial skin and evens tone, and can treat sun damage and rosacea. It can even remove lighter birthmarks! This is why the photofacial has gained a reputation as one of the most versatile treatments currently available.
Dr. Tim Kavic, medical director of the Advanced Vein Center, relies heavily on IPL photofacial treatments to remove vessels which are too small to warrant other treatm
ent. He has held a Medical Executive Committee position at Clearfield Hospital, and frequently delivers guest lectures on medical privacy compliance, e.g. HIPPA compliance. He has also served as an adjunct professor at the prestigious Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
A Pittsburgh native, Dr. Kavic currently lives in Franklin Park, PA. He brings years of experience to the Advanced Vein Center as well as its sister company, Body Beautiful Laser Medi-Spa. Kavic insists that “patients are not numbers” and strives to deliver the highest quality medical and cosmetic treatments for diseases and conditions of the venous system.
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No matter what your vein problems may be, they can be treated by Advanced Vein Center. We specialize in gently treating:
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Endovenous Vein Ablation
Elevating Your Legs
Factor 5 Deficiency
PAD and PVD
Post Phlebitis Syndrome
Restless Leg Syndrome
Small Saphenous Vein
Superficial Venous Thrombophlebitis
Varicose Vein Screening