Welcome to the AMI Vein Center!
Maintaining healthy veins has important benefits, both aesthetically and medically. Whether you are simply trying to restore the attractive appearance of healthy legs, or have more serious medical concerns related to vein disease, the experienced staff at AMI Vein Center is ready to help.
Our practice is dedicated to consistent service and comprehensive care. We recognize that varicose veins are, by nature, a chronic condition requiring ongoing treatment over time. Furthermore, we appreciate that every patient is unique. Rather than promising a quick fix, we prefer to build an enduring relationship with each patient, ensuring optimum results – both medically and aesthetically – over the long term.
On this site, you’ll find a wealth of information about vein disease and its treatments, as well as before-and-after photos. To learn more, please contact our office to schedule a consultation. We look forward to working with you to determine the best course of treatment to meet your needs.
Dr. Stephen Humes
Dr. Humes completed his training in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Miami and then did an additional fellowship in Interventional Radiology at Northwestern University in Chicago.
Dr. Humes was selected as Clinical Professor of the Year at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 2005 and 2006. He is a nationally recognized speaker and educator who frequently travels to train other physicians in endovascular therapy and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Humes joined Colorado Imaging Associates in 2007. He is a current member of the American College of Phlebology.
Dr. Christopher Leoni
Dr. Leoni joined Colorado Imaging Associates in 2000. After completing medical school at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Dr. Leoni completed a Radiology Residency and Vascular Interventional Fellowship at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Leoni is board certified in Vascular and Interventional Radiology and specializes in the treatment of patients with venous and arterial disease. He is the head of the Vascular and Interventional Radiology section at St.Anthony Hospital in Denver. Dr. Leoni is a member of the American College of Phlebology and is the director of the Advanced Medical Imaging Vein Center.
Dr. Tim Moore
Dr. Moore trained in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Cincinnati, and then completed additional fellowship training in Special Imaging and Interventional Radiology, also at the University of Cincinnati.
Dr. Moore has more than 24 years experience in Interventional Radiology. He has performed over 10,000 venous imaging and interventional procedures. Dr. Moore is a member of the American College of Phlebology.
In the vascular system, arteries transport blood to the lower extremities, while the veins channel blood back to the heart via a series of one-way valves.
When these valves fail to function, blood that should be moving toward the heart moves backward, resulting in what we refer to as "vein reflux." The blood remains in the veins of the leg, causing the vessels to dilate and weaken, resulting in varicose veins.
Varicose veins are unsightly, but more importantly they can lead to significant medical concerns. If left untreated, these veins can form blood clots in the leg and cause ulcers to form on the skin.
Fortunately, varicose veins can be eliminated quickly and with minimal discomfort. In the past, treating varicose veins required hospitalization and a highly invasive procedure called "vein stripping." Now we can treat varicose veins using a variety of safe, minimally invasive therapies including sclerotherapy, thermal ablation and phlebectomy. All of these treatments are performed in our outpatient facility and take less than an hour, with most patients resuming normal activities the very next day.
Although our therapies are highly effective at eliminating vein disease in the treated vessels, people prone to vein disease may develop new varicose veins over time. Most patients return periodically for follow-up treatments.