General Information

The Center for Vein Restoration is nationally recognized as the leader in the treatment of varicose and spider veins. In fact, venous insufficiency, the cause of varicose veins and spider veins, is our sole focus – we are dedicated to relieving leg pain, treating the vascular cause of severe leg wounds, and eliminating unsightly veins, allowing our patients to look better, feel better and live better. With 16 locations and growing, we have assembled the most qualified and experienced team of physicians, researchers and staff to serve patients across Maryland, Washington, DC, Northern Virginia and Western Michigan. We are unique among vein clinics for several reasons. First, we are proud that we employ some of the highest caliber surgeons and medical teams in the profession. Second, we offer a complete array of clinical procedures for the treatment of vein disease, dealing with root causes and serious health issues, not just improving our patients’ appearance. Third, our staff researchers, while working to refine the work we do every day, are also looking to the future, researching new methods and technologies to improve the practice of vascular medicine.

Finally, we are proud to say we are the largest organization of our kind, conducting more varicose vein and spider vein procedures than any vein clinic. Why is this important? Our practice is built on experience, expertise and trust. Our patients can be assured that when they call us for a consultation they’re dealing with the most knowledgeable professionals possible who can provide them the safest, most positive experience possible.
d to say we are the largest organization of our kind, conducting more varicose vein and spider vein procedures than any vein clinic. Why is this important? Our practice is built on experience, expertise and trust. Our patients can be assured that when they call us for a consultation they’re dealing with the most knowledgeable professionals possible who can provide them the safest, most positive experience possible.

Physician Profile

Dr. Sanjiv Lakhanpal, MD, FACS - President & CEO
  • Board Certified in General Surgery and Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery
  • A Member of the Medical Staff at Washington Hospital Center
  • Former Director of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery at Washington Adventist Hospital
  • Former Director of Cardiac Surgery at Prince George's Hospital Center
  • National Media Spokesperson on Vein and Cardiovascular Care
  • Founder of Center for Vein Restoration
Dr. Nicos Labropoulos, PHD, DIC, RVT
  • Professor of Surgery and Director of the Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory, Department of Surgery at the Stony Brook University Medical Center in Stony Brook, New York.
  • Areas of expertise include non-invasive vascular imaging; ultrasound-guided vascular procedures, pathophysiology and diagnosis of venous thromboembolism, chronic venous disease and diagnosis and prevention of atherosclerosis.
  • Served on the editorial boards of several medical journals, including Journal of Vascular Surgery, Annals of Vascular Surgery, and Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.
  • Served as a reviewer for 20 medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, British Journal of Medicine, and Archives of Surgery and has been a Traveling Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
  • Serves on the boards of the International Vascular Foundation and the Institute of Vascular Disease
Dr. Jaime Marquez, MD, FACS
  • Board Certified in Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, and Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery with Extended Studies in Non-Invasive Vascular Surgery
  • Recognized by Washingtonian Magazine as " Doctor" in Cardiovascular Care
  • Specialized Training in Varicose Vein and Venous Insufficiency Treatment
  • Expertise in Sclerotherapy
Dr. Thomas Militano, MD, FACS
  • Board Certified Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon
  • Chairman and Medical Director, Department of Surgery, Washington Adventist Hospital
  • A Member of the Medical Staff at Washington Hospital Center
  • Selected as one of "America's  Doctor's" in 2004
  • Formerly Chief of Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Washington Adventist Hospital
  • Specialized Training in Varicose Vein & Venous Insufficiency Treatment
Dr. Jerrilyn Jutton, MD, FACS
  • Board Certified in General Surgery
  • A Member of the Anne Arundel Medical Center Medical Staff
  • Former Chief of Surgery at Anne Arundel Medical Center
  • National Recognition for Surgical Expertise
  • Specialized Training in Varicose Vein and Venous Insufficiency Treatment
Dr. Shekeeb Sufian, MD, FACS
  • Board Certified and Re-Certified in General Surgery
  • Member of the Society of Vascular Surgery, the Society of Clinical Vascular Surgery, and International Society of Endovascular Surgery
  • Previously Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  • Chief of Vascular Surgery and Director of Multiple Vascular Labs in New Jersey and North Carolina
  • Published Extensively in General, Vascular and Venous Diseases
  • Specialized Training in the Treatment of Venous Insufficiency
Dr. Frank Sbrocco, MD
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine and Washington Hospital Center Prepared Physician
  • Medical and Surgical Management of the Female Patient in Southern Maryland for over Fourteen Years
  • Specialized Training in Varicose Vein and Venous Insufficiency Treatment
Dr. Ken Nguyen, D.O.
  • Board Certified Physician
  • A Member of Holy Cross Hospital Staff
  • Assistant Clinical Professor Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Specialized Training in Varicose Vein and Venous Insufficiency Treatment
Dr. Robert Kiser, D.O., MSPH
  • Board Certified in Phlebology
  • Member of the American College of Phlebology and the American Venous Forum
  • Member of the American College of Phlebology's Research Committee
  • Specializing in Varicose Vein and Venous Insufficiency Treatment since 2003
  • Specialized training in endovenous laser ablation, including perforator veins
  • Expertise in ultrasound-guided and visual sclerotherapy

Services Provided

Not every condition related to venous insufficiency requires treatment; you and your doctor should discuss your unique situation and options that are right for you. Treatment of varicose veins ranges from a conservative, lifestyle-based approach to more advanced methods. Lifestyle Changes A conservative treatment option for the treatment of varicose veins or venous insufficiency disease is to make lifestyle changes, such as eating less, exercising more, avoiding standing or sitting for long periods, avoiding tight clothes and avoiding high heels. Your doctor may recommend compression stockings. These stockings create gentle pressure up the leg to keep blood from pooling and decrease swelling.

Medical Procedures:

Vein Ligation and Vein Stripping

Vein stripping and ligation typically is done only for severe cases of varicose veins. Under general anesthesia, all or part of the vein is tied off (called ligation) and pulled out. The legs are bandaged after the surgery; recover time is generally 1 to 4 weeks and commonly involves bruising and swelling during the healing process. Vein stripping and ligation usually is done as an outpatient procedure. The recovery time from the procedure is about 1 to 4 weeks.

Closure Procedure (Radiofrequency Ablation Therapy)

This procedure is an alternative to traditional vein-stripping surgery. It involves using a tiny catheter to heat and collapse veins, essentially closing them off so the body can use other veins to do the same work. These "closed" veins are reabsorbed naturally into the body. The outpatient procedure is conducted with local or general anesthesia and designed to relieve symptoms so patients can resume their normal activity quickly. It commonly has a good cosmetic outcome as well, with minimal to no scarring, bruising or swelling.

Laser Procedure (Endovenous Laser Treatment)

In this procedure, the skin is numbed before treatment and a thin laser fiber is inserted into the vein. Laser energy is emitted through the fiber as it is pulled backward. The energy heats and closes the vein and blood naturally re-routes to a healthy vein. Once the procedure is complete, the physician will place a compression dressing on the treated leg for 2 - 3 days followed by 2 weeks of compression stockings. Under normal conditions the patient may return to work the following day.

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