CRL Surgical Associates

CRL Surgical Associates

Lewis V. Owens, M.D., F.A.C.S.
John Ligush, M.D.,F.A.C.S.

1490 Pantops Mountain Place, Suite 100

Charlottesville, VA 22911 (Get Directions)

(866) 765-4120

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General Information

Located in Charlottesville, CRL Surgical Total Vein Care was established to provide the very best and latest minimally invasive treatments for patients in Central Virginia with symptomatic or cosmetic vein conditions. With over 25 years combines experience, the physicians of CRL Surgical TVC are innovative leaders striving to restore form and function in the comprehensive management of all venous conditions. CRL is a unique multidisciplinary group of radiologists, interventional radiologists, surgeons, and vascular surgeons committed to providing quality radiological and surgical care to the patients of Charlottesville and Central Virginia. CRL provides sub-specialized diagnostic and interventional radiology services as well as a full service vascular medicine program, which includes arterial and venous diagnostic studies, open and minimally invasive surgeries and endovascular surgery.

Physician Profile

Lewis V. Owens, MD, FACS and John Ligush, MD, FACS are fellowship trained, Board-Certified vascular surgeons. They are the founders of CRL Surgical Total Vein Care and widely recognized for their expertise in all aspects of vascular and vein conditions encompassing modern treatment options. They are authors of numerous published abstracts, articles and text book chapters on vascular surgery. They are members of the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery, Society for Vascular Surgery and the American Venous Forum.

Lewis V. Owens, MD, FACS

Fellowship: Vascular Surgery, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Residency: General Surgery, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Research: University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine

Undergraduate: BS Chemistry, Dartmouth College

Professional Organizations:
American College of Surgeons, Fellow
Southern Association for Vascular Surgery
American Venous Forum
Nathan A. Womack Surgical Society
Virginia Vascular Society
Medical Society of Virginia

Board Certified in General Surgery and Vascular Surgery

John Ligush, MD, FACS

Fellowship: Vascular Surgery, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Residency: General Surgery, Hospitals of the University Health Center of Pittsburgh

Research: Hospitals of the University Health Center of Pittsburgh

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Undergraduate: BS Biology, Carnegie-Mellon University

Professional Organizations:
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • Society for Vascular Surgery
  • The American Association for Vascular Surgery
  • Southern Association for Vascular Surgery
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society
  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • International Society for Endovascular Surgery
  • Southeastern Surgical Congress
  • Virginia Medical Society
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Nathan A Womack Surgical Society
  • Virginia Vascular Society
  • Board Certified in General Surgery and Vascular Surgery

Services Provided

At CRL Surgical in Charlottesville and Central Virginia, we developed Charlottesville Vein Center out of necessity to our patients to provide total vein care. As specialists in vascular diseases and the treatment of both artery and vein conditions we recognized the importance of creating a specific branch of our practice fully dedicated to treating venous disorders and varicose veins.

To the general public, vein conditions do not seem to be as important a problem as artery conditions because after all our brain, heart, kidneys and all other organs depend on a continuous flow of fresh oxygen to survive. However, veins are actually more complicated than arteries because they are difficult to understand and definitely more difficult to completely correct.

We established Total Vein Care to bring the very best and latest minimally invasive treatments to patients with symptomatic or cosmetic vein disorders in Charlottesville and Central Virginia . The treatment of leg vein disorders has changed dramatically in the last few years. Elegant new technologies to eliminate troublesome surface veins have almost completely replaced conventional "stripping" and the need for large incisions. The improved treatments result in few or no incisions, a rare need for an anesthesiologist and a rapid return to normal activities.

Total Vein Care offers the following services:

  • Comprehensive Treatment for Telangiectasis (Spider Veins) and Varicose Veins
  • Tumescent Enhanced Sclerotherapy
  • Laser Endovenous Closure (ELVeS or Venacure™)
  • VNUS Closure®
  • Surgical Venous Reconstruction
  • TriVex® System (Transilluminated Powered Phlebectomy)
  • Comprehensive Treatment of Deep Venous Thrombosis


Board Certifications


American College of Surgeons, Society for Interventional Radiology and Society for Vascular Surgery

Hospital Affiliations


American College of Surgeons

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Hours of Operation
  • Sunday
    Closed
  • Monday
    8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.
  • Tuesday
    8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.
  • Wednesday
    8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.
  • Thursday
    8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.
  • Friday
    8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.
  • Saturday
    Closed
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