Schedule a consult: (203) 518-4490

Locations in: Bloomfield • Cromwell • Enfield • Glastonbury • Hamden • Waterbury

We employ the highest caliber surgeons and medical teams in the profession.

What to Expect at Your Free Vein Evaluation

This is the perfect opportunity to meet our physicians, as well as their teams of vein care specialists, to answer your questions about spider vein treatment, varicose vein treatment and other vein treatment options.

You’ll Be Able to Learn About:

  • Spider Vein Removal
  • Varicose Vein Removal
  • Spider Vein Therapy
  • Varicose Vein Therapy
  • Radio Frequency Ablation
  • Visual Sclerotherapy
  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Foam Sclerotherapy

Center for Vein Restoration is the nation’s largest physician-owned vein center. We proudly employ only the highest caliber vascular medicine specialists and medical staff in the profession. Offering a complete array of clinical procedures for the treatment of vein disease (also called chronic venous insufficiency).

Our Doctors

All of us at Center for Vein Restoration would like to thank you for choosing our team to meet your healthcare needs. It is our privilege to see you and we wish to reassure you that our expert team of physicians and support staff will do all they can to make sure you have the best experience possible! To learn more about our physicians, please click here.

Video Testimonials

Watch stories about actual Center for Vein Restoration Patients. Use the navigation buttons below to see different videos.

Yvonne

“They’re not big and ugly anymore! The blood is circulating and my legs don’t feel heavy anymore.”

Andy

“I can walk and get around”

Emily

“I’m more active, and I’m able to keep up with my grandchildren.”

Anne

“I can walk, and move, and I don’t have any humps-and-bumps when I walk.”

Nancy

“I can walk again.”

Erma

“I’m able to experience freedom from pain! The discomfort is gone, and I enjoy my life better.”

More Testimonials

“Everyone was very nice, friendly and professional. All of my questions and concerns were answered. During the procedure, Dr. Meilman explained what he was doing, as well as, how the veins would respond and how they worked. (We also talked about Porsches!) I was totally at ease and felt very confident in him and his staff.”

—Edward

From a leg in pain with ropey, raised veins, to a leg in peace – not hot, not aching, and smooth as silk. I should have done it long ago!

—Aprille

Walked in with swelling pain. Walked out later with no pain and drove home.

—Gary

I was afraid to have my veins done because of the old vein stripping and ligation procedure. I was pleasantly surprised with the entire experience from start to finish.

—Donna

Types of Vein Conditions

There are two primary types of vein conditions—both of which are indicative of some level of underlying venous insufficiency. Spider veins are tangled groups of tiny blood vessels just under the skin’s surface that resemble spider webs, hence their name. Typically, they are red, blue or purple and are clearly visible on the thighs, lower legs and face. Varicose veins tend to be larger in diameter and are visibly bumpy or rope-like. Both types of vein conditions can produce physical symptoms—from leg pain and fatigue to itching, burning and nighttime restlessness. Only a comprehensive ultrasound scan can reveal what truly lies beneath your skin.

Our Treatment Methods

Center for Vein Treatment employs a variety of non-invasive vein treatment technologies, such as radiofrequency ablation, laser ablation, ambulatory phlebectomy, ultrasound-guided foam schlerotherapy and visual sclerotherapy. Paired with simple lifestyle changes—such as improvements in diet and exercise—these treatment methods can have a profound impact on an individual’s vein health.

Radiofrequency Ablation

In this method, a thin catheter is gently inserted into the vein through the skin. The catheter emits radio waves, which heat specific areas of the affected vein, causing it to close. The catheter is withdrawn and the healing process begins almost immediately. The closed vein is then reabsorbed into the body and the blood supply in that area is naturally rerouted through other, healthier veins.

Laser Ablation

Similar to radiofrequency ablation, a thin catheter is gently inserted through the skin into the affected vein. This catheter, however, is equipped with a laser, which heats the vein likewise causing it to close. After the catheter is withdrawn and the healing process begins, the closed vein is reabsorbed into the body and the blood supply in that area is naturally rerouted through other, healthier veins.

Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Often, this relatively minor surgical procedure is routinely conducted at the same time as a laser or radiofrequency ablation. This method is performed by first making tiny incisions that rarely ever require stitches to heal. The bulging vein is then extracted through these tiny incisions before the leg is bandaged and the healing process begins. As with the other methods, the body will naturally reroute the blood supply using other, healthier veins.

Ultrasound-Guided Foam Sclerotherapy

In this method, the physician administering this treatment uses ultrasonongraphy sound waves to guide the procedure for maximum accuracy and safety. A foam medicine called a sclerosant is injected into the problem vein where it initiates a reaction that results in vein closure. Blood is then naturally rerouted through healthier veins while the body reabsorbs the closed vein.

Visual Sclerotherapy

This procedure is reserved strictly for spider veins, which are smaller than varicose veins and generally located closer to the skin’s surface. Similar to ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy, a medicine called a sclerosant is injected into the veins, initiating a reaction that causes them to close and be reabsorbed into the body. Unlike ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy, however, this treatment is done without the need of imaging equipment, but is instead performed “visually” by a health professional. This treatment is not normally covered by insurance.

At the Center for Vein Restoration, we know the insurance process can sometimes be daunting.
Our expert staff will submit your claim and acquire pre-certification for your procedure, when required
by your insurance provider.

Before & After Results

Center for Vein Restoration is extremely proud that our patient satisfaction rate regularly exceeds 95% and here you can see for yourself why. Photos shown below are pre-procedure and 1-month post-procedure.

Teresa

My experience with the doctor and his staff was excellent. Everyone was extremely friendly, professional, and committed to treating my legs with the highest level of care. I would absolutely recommend them to friends/family. And, my legs are looking very good for the first time in many years. Thank you so very, very much!

John

The techs and physician were very pleasant, helpful and competent. Appointments were on time. Phone follow-up was appreciated. I had a good experience and seemingly good results.

Kathleen

Cannot ask for more! The staff was great and my treatment was excellent.

James

Everybody on staff were very nice and professional. The results are tremendous! I can actually lift my legs up and walk without difficulty. The difference is unbelieveable.

Margaret

Everything was excellent, staff and doctors very friendly.

Debbie

My legs are not tired and I don’t have that ‘creepy feeling’.

Richard

I had some very gnarly looking veins popping out all over my legs. The professionalism and care from the staff made my experience and all of my visits exceptional, even gave the staff a great cookie recipe. Would recommend this facility to anyone!

Cheryl

Fast and painless!

David

I am most pleased by the fact that all the staff especially the doctor knew my name and who I am. The doctor, even after my procedure during the followups, checked in with me and remembered my long commute to Loudon County for work. I am just not a face or a co-pay, the patient-doctor relationship seems to really matter. That is what keeps you coming back if needed.

Charmaine

Everyone is welcoming. Experience was calm and staff kept me at ease — explained everything and answered all my questions. Staff is very professional.

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