Choose Denver Health for Varicose Vein Treatment
Unparalleled Medical Vascular Expertise
Denver Health’s Laser and Vein Care Center is lead by the best of the best. Charles Fox, MD, FACS, Chief of Vascular Surgery, joined Denver Health in June 2013 from Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, where he was the program director for vascular surgery fellowship training. Dr. Fox is a retired Lieutenant Colonel, a former firefighter-paramedic, Special Forces medic, and a well-recognized vascular surgeon. Dr. Fox speaks nationally and internationally on the topics of vascular injury management and combat casualty care. And, he has peer reviewed 50 publications, written 10 book chapters, and provided 100+ lectures.
At Denver Health, Dr. Fox assembled a unique team of medical specialists to treat blood flow problems throughout the body. The Integrated Vascular Center is made up of vascular surgeons, interventional cardiologists, interventional radiologists, and podiatrists. Working together, the team identifies blood flow issues throughout the body’s veins and arteries, including stroke prevention, aortic aneurysm screening, limb salvage, non-healing wounds, varicose vein treatment, hemodialysis access and thoracic outlet syndrome. The Integrated Vascular Center is one of a kind because its team treats blood flow issues throughout the entire circulation system to relieve symptoms and prevent additional long-term problems.
One Dedicated Location for Care
At one center — conveniently located in downtown Denver — we bring together the medical experts needed to diagnose and treat varicose veins. Our team includes vascular surgeons, nurse practitioners and registered vascular technologists. You will meet one of our vascular specialists to talk about your problem. The team will then determine if you need non-invasive testing performed in our on-site vascular lab and help coordinate your treatment plan.
On-Site Vascular Laboratory
Diagnosis of varicose veins is performed at Denver Health’s dedicated Vascular Laboratory. Here, our Registered Vascular Technologists or RVTs use non-invasive testing such as ultrasound, Doppler technology and/or ankle-brachial index (ABI) to help visualize blood flow and read blood pressures. After testing, results are communicated to the rest of the team so that treatment planning can begin. Treatment — in most cases offered on an outpatient basis — is then performed at a follow-up appointment at the same location.