The Vein Center

The Vein Center

Jody Bolton-Smith, M.D.
Danielle Leighton, M.D.
Rochelle Wolfe, M.D.

1990 Connecticut Ave South

Suite 100

Sartell, MN 56377 (Get Directions)
(866) 359-5394

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General Information

 

                                 

The Vein Center is the only clinic in Central Minnesota that offers the VenaCure EVLT™ procedure. This treatment is minimally invasive, requires no general anesthesia, and offers little to no down time.

Veins are an important part of your body but that doesn't mean you want them on display! The fact is, veins are unsightly and they can cause symptoms including pain and swelling. Isn't it great that you can easily take care of those veins with The Vein Center's safe, non-surgical laser procedure?

Varicose veins can develop through a combination of weakened vein walls and faulty valves. Under a variety of circumstances, normally toned, elastic vein walls can become weak and allow the recirculating blood that should be moving toward your heart to flow backward.

The Vein Center offers a no-cost Complimentary Consultation to help assess your needs and to discuss treatment procedures available. We work with professional care givers throughout the state, and local physicians to help you obtain the best care possible.

 

Physician Profile

Jody Bolton-Smith, M.D.

Dr. Bolton Smith joined RDR in 2004 as a Diagnostic Radiologist and is certified by the American Board of Radiology. Her areas of interest include: Ultrasound Guided procedures, Breast Imaging and procedures, PET Imaging, and Interventional Dialysis work. Dr. Bolton Smith also has an interest in Venous Laser Ablation and Sclerotherapy for Venous Incompetence and Embolization for Pelvic Congestion Syndrome. She also is the Supervising Radiologist/Lead Interpreting Physician for the Breast Center.

Professional Expertise:

  • Radiology Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  • Transitional Year: University of Iowa College Hospitals and Clinics
  • Medical School: University of Iowa College of Medicine
  • Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Spanish from the University of Northern Iowa, graduated Summa Cum Laude


Danielle Leighton, M.D.

Dr. Leighton joined RDR in 2003 as an Interventional Radiologist.  She is certified by the American Board of Radiology. Her interests are Arterial Diagnostics and Interventions, preservation of Hemodialysis access, and Venous Incompetence procedures including: Venous Laser Ablation and Sclerotherapy.

Professional Expertise:

  • Fellowship: Brown University School of Medicine in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
  • Radiology Residency: Brown University School of Medicine
  • Internship: Roger William Hospital Boston University,
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Medical School: Brown University School of Medicine,
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island

Rochelle Wolfe, M.D.

Dr. Wolfe joined Regional Diagnostic Radiology in 2006 as an Interventional Radiologist and is certified by the American Board of Radiology. Dr. Wolfe has interests and training in Vascular and Interventional Radiology including Venous Laser Ablation and Sclerotherapy for Venous Incompetence.

Professional Expertise:

  • Fellowship: Interventional Radiology at the University of California, San Diego
  • Radiology Residency: Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University
  • Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Science in Genetics and Cell Biology from University of Minnesota, graduated Summa Cum Laude

Services Provided

Eliminate Veins Without Surgery

In the past, the only way to get rid of varicose veins was through surgical vein stripping, which was painful and resulted in lengthy recovery. Thanks to The Vein Center’s advanced medical lasers, getting rid of unwanted veins is now safe and easy.

The Vein Center is the only clinic in Central Minnesota that offers the VenaCure EVLT™ procedure. This treatment is minimally invasive, requires no general anesthesia, and offers little to no down time.

The Vein Center’s varicose vein treatments are performed right in the doctor’s office and generally take about one hour. You can return to your normal daily activities immediately. Our procedures offer a safe, fast, and effective way to eliminate unwanted veins.

About Varicose Veins

Varicose veins can develop through a combination of weakened vein walls and faulty valves. Under a variety of circumstances, normally toned, elastic vein walls can become weak and allow the recirculating blood that should be moving toward your heart to flow backward.

One-way valves in these veins—which open and enable blood to flow through on its way upward, then close to stop the blood from flowing backward—can also fail to function properly. This allows blood to pool and pressure to build up, which further weakens and subsequently damages the veins, causing them to become twisted, enlarged and painful.

The Procedure

Varicose vein laser treatment is done right in our office and takes about one hour. No general anesthesia is required—just a simple local anesthetic.

  1. A thin laser fiber is inserted into the damaged vein through a very small entry point.
  2. Laser light is emitted through the fiber. The energy from the laser light seals the faulty vein.
  3. By sealing the faulty veins, blood is automatically diverted to nearby functional veins. This results in improvement in appearance as well as symptoms of pain, swelling and fatigue.

Safety

A laser is a highly concentrated beam of light. Medical lasers work by delivering this energy to the targeted tissue with extreme precision. Their safety and effectiveness have been proven through years of medical procedures. Lasers offer far less risk than conventional surgery.

Results That Last

Laser treatment has proven to be up to 98% effective in clinical trials. Veins that have been treated are very unlikely to become problematic again. However, sometimes follow-up procedures may be desired for optimal appearance.

laser treatment has proven to be 98% effective in clinical trials.*

Other Vein Treatments

For the most comprehensive treatment of varicose and spider veins, our physicians may offer or recommend additional procedures, such as:

  • Micro-Phlebectomy
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Sciton Cutaneous laser treatment

 



The Vein Center performs vein treatment in the Sartell area.

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