With locations in Pensacola, Destin and Gulf Shores, we are proud to be the region’s only multi-disciplinary institute dedicated to treating the full spectrum of varicose veins and venous disorders. We pride ourselves on the unique experience of each of our physicians and the state-of-the-art care offered at our facility.
Combining the expertise of two specialties vascular surgery and interventional radiology – we offer our patients the best of both worlds when it comes to vascular care. As the founders of Coastal Vein Institute, we have performed thousands of life-saving vascular procedures and possess a keen understanding of the intricacy of the venous system. It is this knowledge, and years of experience working with arteries and veins that have culminated in the establishment of the Coastal Vein Institute.
To learn more about us, please take a moment to browse our website where you will find additional information about the Coastal Vein Institute and the state-of-the-art treatments that we provide. We take great satisfaction in the successful results we have achieved, and our sincere commitment to personalized patient care. We welcome the opportunity serve you.
About Dr. Christopher J. Bosarge, M.D.
Dr. Christopher J. Bosarge received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in 1991. He completed his internal medicine internship at Ochsner Medical Foundation in 1992, and he completed his radiology residency at the University of California Irvine Medical Center in 1996. In 1997 he completed a fellowship in vascular/interventional radiology at the University of Arizona Health Science Center.
Dr. Bosarge became board certified in diagnostic radiology through the American Board of Radiology in 1996. Dr. Bosarge obtained his Florida medical license in 1997. In 2003 Dr. Bosarge was certified in the abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) stent. His interests include endovascular reconstruction for arterial and venous disease and uterine fibroid embolization.
Dr. Bosarge has participated in several medical organizations including the Society of Interventional Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, Roentgen Ray Society, and the Louisiana Radiological Society.
About Dr. Stuart Harlin, M.D.
Stuart A. Harlin M.D. graduated from medical school at the University of Texas in 1987. Dr. Harlin then completed his general surgery residency with the Air Force in 1992 and remained with the Air Force for two years as a general surgeon. In 1996, Dr. Harlin completed fellowship in vascular surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Dr. Harlin concluded his career with the Air Force in 1999.
In 1993 Dr. Harlin became board certified in general surgery through the American Board of Surgery and in 1997 achieved certification in vascular surgery through the American Board of Surgery. He maintains active board certifications in both general and vascular surgery. Dr. Harlin obtained his Florida medical license in 1999 and in 2003 became a Certified Wound Specialist.
Dr. Harlin is a member of many professional societies including the International Society of Vascular Surgery, the Southern Association of Vascular Surgery, Society of Vascular Surgery, American Academy of Wound Specialists, Southeastern Surgical Congress, Escambia County Medical Society, Peripheral Vascular Surgical Society, Florida Medical Association, Pensacola Surgical Society, and the Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons. Dr. Harlin is active in several vascular research studies and has published articles in prominent medical journals such as the Journal of Vascular Surgery, American Journal of Surgery, Military Medicine, and Vascular Surgery.
About Dr. Aaron B. Montgomery, M.D.
Dr. Aaron B. Montgomery graduated from medical school at the American University of the Caribbean in 1997. In 2002 Dr. Montgomery completed his residency in radiology at Case Western Reserve University, and in 2003 he completed his fellowship in cardiovascular and interventional radiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Dr. Montgomery is board certified in diagnostic radiology through the American Board of Radiology, and he is also board certified in vascular and interventional radiology. He obtained his license to practice medicine in Florida in 2003.
Procedures & Services
Varicose Vein Treatments
Veins often take away from the beauty and appearance of your legs. Perhaps more importantly, varicose veins produce significant symptoms and can lead to serious medical conditions.
The good news is that veins today can be treated or removed quickly, with minimal discomfort, in a doctor's office. There is no need for hospitalization and the recovery time is measured in minutes, not weeks. Almost immediately, you will be able to do all the things you did before you developed varicose veins. Sound too good to be true? Let us tell you about the sophisticated treatment options at the Coastal Vein Institute . . .
VNUS closure The VNUS® Closure procedure, an alternative treatment option to traditional vein stripping surgery, brings state-of-the-art technology to an age-old disease. Treatment times are usually less than 2 minutes, and patients are in and out of the office in less than 90 minutes. The Closure procedure is performed on an outpatient basis.
Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT) EVLT (Endovenous Laser Therapy) is an innovative new treatment that eliminates the need for surgery and is approved by the FDA for treatment of the greater saphenous vein, the largest vein in the body that runs through the leg. This office-based procedure is virtually painless and is completed in one to two hours.
Micro Phlebectomy Micro phlebectomy is a minimally invasive method for treating small varicose veins. Recent advances have made it possible to perform this procedure in our office using only a local anesthetic.
Spider Vein Treatments
Ultrasound-Guided Foam Sclerotherapy Sclerotherapy has been used to close abnormal leg veins for many years and may be used for treatment of both spider and varicose veins. Modern sclerotherapy is performed under ultrasound guidance using foam made of the sclerosing medicine mixed with air. It affords excellent results when used separately or in conjunction with other treatments.
Vein Wave Therapy Veinwave is a new procedure which uses thermocoagulation to safely and effectively treat spider veins and telangiectasia anywhere on the body. The procedure was developed by vascular surgeons as a way to treat very tiny veins that cannot be treated with sclerotherapy. Veinwave can also be used to treat veins in difficult-to-treat locations, including the face, ankles, and knees. The treatment relies on thermocoagulation to heat and close vessels instantly, in a procedure that takes less than 15 to 30 minutes to perform and involves no downtime.
Veinwave is a unique technique for the treatment of spider veins and telangietasia. Millions of men and women suffer from those unsightly clusters of red, blue or purple veins that spider-web across the cheeks, thighs, calves, ankles and knees. Veinwave uses a revolutionary process called "Unipolar Thermo-coagulation;" a high-frequency energy is applied to the affected area which causes the vein walls to collapse. Unlike lasers, the Veinwave involves only slight discomfort, so there is no need for anesthetic creams or pain medications. VeinWave may not be right for everyone- see your vascular specialist for more information.
Varicose Veins are abnormal enlarged or swollen veins that can be flesh colored, but are usually dark purple or blue in color. The veins often have the appearance of cords that are twisted or bulging. Besides the visual symptoms mentioned, legs feel tired, aching, and are swollen around ankles. Treatment options include: VNUS closure, Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT), and Microphlebectomy.