Albert Vein Institute

Albert Vein Institute

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    Phlebology is the specialty of medicine dedicated to the treatment of venous disease. Phlebologists are physicians who treat patients with venous disorders such as varicose and spider veins.  Essentially, all physicians who practice Phlebology have transitioned from another medical specialty. That is why most Phlebologists are double-board certified in their original specialty AND Phlebology.  ONL...

Albert Vein Institute

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • Dr. Albert Discusses the Risks of DVT in the December Issue of Colorado Springs Style

    “Anyone can develop Deep Vein Thrombosis,” says James D. Albert, MD, Founder and Chief Physician of Albert Vein Institute. “Risk factors include any circumstance where decreased mobilization or traumatic injury occurs. Examples include general anesthesia and prolonged air or car travel. Surgical procedures, such as knee, hip or foot surgery, are also risk factors as they result in tissue injury an...


    When considering where to seek evaluation and treatment for Varicose and Spider veins, physician experience and background is what insures appropriate treatment with the best long-term results. Don’t be mislead by business-oriented “chain vein” facilities that promote their extensive number of facilities or business awards. In healthcare, larger is not always better. Making sure your actual provid...

  • NOT ALL VEIN CENTERS ARE EQUAL. Why you need to do your homework.

    Being an “IAC Accredited Vein Center” means everything when searching for vein care among the many providers claiming to be vein specialists, some who are not even physicians. Lucky for today’s patients, varicose and spider veins are treated with minimally invasive procedures and usually in an outpatient setting. The important issue now is how to select the vein specialist or vein care practice th...

  • AVI: Colorado’s First and Only IAC Accredited Vein Center Facility

    Albert Vein Institute has been granted accreditation in Superficial Venous Evaluation and Management by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). Dr. James Albert voluntarily underwent a thorough review of operational and technical components by a panel of experts. The IAC accreditation is granted only to facilities that are found to be providing quality patient care, in compliance with na...

  • What Is Venous Insufficiency & Why Does It Matter To You

    If you have symptomatic varicose veins, you probably have venous insufficiency, a chronic progressive disease. To understand this problem, you need to know more about how blood travels through the legs.   LEG CIRCULATION There are two types of vessels in the body: arteries and veins. Arteries carry oxygenated blood from the heart to the rest of the body. Veins, on the other hand, carry blood back ...

  • There is more to Your Referral To a Vein Specialist (Phlebologist) than meets the eye

    When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was introduced Americans were told, “If you like your insurance you can keep your insurance. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.” For millions of Coloradans, nothing could be further from the truth. Patients need to be aware of changes in the healthcare landscape if they want to choose and keep the Phlebologist of their choice. As discussed in our ...

  • Consumer Protection – Do Your Homework

    Beware of false advertising claims – Are the Claims Provable? You have probably seen claims from other Vein Centers such as, “We have performed the most procedures” or ”More patients in Colorado have been treated by us” or “Our ultrasound diagnostic accuracy is in the top 10% of the nation.” These claims should be considered suspect since there is no published data from other Vein Centers for comp...

  • The Emerging Field of Phlebology

    The Field of Phlebology (vein care) arose because Vascular Surgeons who traditionally treated patients with venous disease were not exclusively focused on veins. In fact, the majority of a Vascular Surgeon’s training is concentrated around the treatment of arterial disease rather than varicose veins. The original emphasis was on arterial surgical procedures leaving the treatment of venous disease ...

  • Choosing the Most Trusted Physician for Your Vein Treatment

    The proliferation  of “Vein Treatment” medical advertising both through traditional media and the internet has illustrated the diversity of physicians who claim to be trained to deliver quality vein care. It has created confusion among the general public as to who is best qualified to treat varicose veins and spider veins. Patients need to be aware that the top to bottom location that a vein pract...

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