Vanish Vein and Laser Center is accredited by the ICAVL (Intersocietal Commission for Accreditation of Vascular Labs). We are able to perform state of the art venous duplex ultrasounds for extensive and thorough venous evaluations. Two RVT's (Registered Vascular Technicians) with vast experience in venous ultrasound are available to do the exam which is then interpreted by Dr. Landi who is certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Phlebology also certified by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography as a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) and certified as an RPhS (Registered Phlebology Sonographer) by the Cardiovascular Credentialing International Society. Therefore, the results are immediately determined and the patients receive their diagnosis and recommended treatment plan at their initial appointment.
Dr. John Landi, FACS, RPVI, RPhS
Dr. John Landi is a board certified General Surgeon trained at Metropolitan Medical Center in New York and fellowship trained Vascular Surgeon at Downstate Medical Center in New York. His credentials include former Professor of Surgery, Director of Surgery and Chief of Vascular Surgery at Mount Vernon Hospital in New York. He is currently Chief of Vascular Surgery at Naples Community Hospital in Naples, Florida. He is one of only a few physicians, internationally, to be certified by the American Board of Phlebology (the treatment of veins).
He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.) and an Associate of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He is certified by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography as a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) and has been in private practice since 1980. Dr. Landi has also earned the RPhS (Registered Phlebology Sonographer) credential which is offered by the Cardiovascular Credentialing International Society which has recently been sanctioned by the American Board of Phlebology as documentation that a physician is certified to perform venous ultrasounds. He is one of very few physicians worldwide to obtain this recognition. He is currently on staff at Naples Community Hospital, North Collier Hospital and Naples Day Surgery. Dr. Landi is Medical Director of the Vanish Veom and Laser Center, a state of the art Vein Center established in 2002, dedicated to the complete eradication of unwanted veins anywhere in the body, from varicose and spider veins in the legs to unsightly veins on the hands, body and face. Modalities of treatment include laser vein ablation, venous closure, percutaneous ultrasonic directed sclerotherapy, foam sclerotherapy as well as microphlebectomies and venous stasis ulcer treatment.
In the course of lecturing and training physicians in laser vein treatments, Dr. Landi became interested in other aesthetic services. He has traveled throughout the United States and Canada to learn and be certified on the latest aesthetic practices. All procedures are now offered at La Bella Mia Medical Spa and all have a common goal to minimize downtime and discomfort, and to maximize results.
In 2005, Vanish Vein and Laser Center expanded to include La Bella Mia Medical Spa, a full service day spa. Dr. Landi is also the Medical Director of La Bella Mia Medical Spa.
Varicose Vein Treatments
ELAS - Laser Vein Closure
ELAS stands for Endoluminal Laser Ablation of the Saphenous Vein. It is a revolutionary treatment for varicose veins that virtually eliminates the need for older surgical procedures such as "leg vein stripping" or ligation operations. It is revolutionary because it can be performed with the patient awake and able to walk home after. The ELAS is appealing to patients and physicians because it eliminates much of the pain, bruising, discomfort and complications of the surgical options and allows patients to go back to their normal activities quickly.
VNUS Closure is a treatment for varicose veins that uses radiofrequency instead of a laser to close the leaking valves that cause varicose veins. It is performed with the patient awake and able to walk home after. VNUS CLosure is appealing to patients and physicians because it eliminates much of the pain, bruising, discomfort and complications of the surgical options and allows patients to go back to their normal activities quickly.
This procedure is a method by which large varicose veins can be removed through small pinhole (Micro) incisions. It is done under local anesthesia and is often combined with laser/radio frequency closure. No sutures are used and there is minimal associated down time.
Spider Vein Treatments
This method of treating spider veins uses a solution rather then foam. Glycerine is used for very small veins and an alcohol based solutiion for larger veins. Once the veins are injected, elimination occurs over several weeks. More than one treatment may be necessary. With all types of sclerotherapy performed at Vanish Vein, special vein lights and magnifications help to make the treatment very specific and exact.
This is a method by which spider veins can be eradicated. No anesthesia is required. The procedure is the current state of the art for spider vein elimination. A usual treatment takes about 20-30 minutes. The veins are injected with a liquid solution which is converted into a foam (sort oflike a shaving cream). The foam then spreads throughout the spider veins. Over a few weeks, these veins will dissolve. Sometimes several treatments may be necessary.
Perforating Veins- treated with wither laser ablation or ultrasonic directed sclerotherapy. Venous Leg Ulcers-usually treated with a combination of medical management as well as treating source of reflux with either laser ablation or ultrasonic directed sclerotherapy. Leg Edema-treated with medical management as well as ultrasonic lymphedema massage as well as reflux ablation.