About Arthur James, MD, Phlebologist
Doctorate of Medicine, Uniformed Services of the Health Sciences
University of Alabama in Birmingham, AL (residency in general surgery)
Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX (fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery)
Diplomate, American Board of Laser Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Phlebology
Member, American College of Phlebology
Member, Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Minimally Invasive Treatment
Dr. James's comprehensive, minimally invasive approach includes ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, as well as Endovenous Laser Treatment (ELT). Neither option requires hospitalization or surgery. Instead, each is performed in the physician's office. You can be back on your feet resuming normal activities the same day.
Dr. James's is also now offering Veinwave™, an exciting new treatment for spider and fine thread veins of the legs and face. The introduction of our latest offering reflects our ongoing commitment to bringing our patients new and effective, minimally invasive treatment options.
Prior to joining Vein Clinics of America (VCA), Dr. James practiced cardiothoracic surgery and endovascular surgery with Thoracic, Cardiac, and Vascular Surgery of Alabama, PC. He was the director of two vein clinics in Alabama and has treated varicose veins for over ten years. Dr. James also served as an officer in the United States Air Force Medical Service Corps. He is a member of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, The American College of Phlebology, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology. Dr. James is supported by an exceptional clinical and administrative team dedicated to excellence in the treatment of chronic venous disorders.
Accepted Insurance Plans
Vein Clinics of America is in network with most major insurance plans. If you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), reimbursable FSA expenses cover many treatments for vein disorders. If you do not see your insurance provider in the list below, please call 866-923-VEIN for a complete listing.
Sclerotherapy is a microinjection procedure that needs no pain medication or surgery. Abnormal veins are treated by injecting a solution called a sclerosant, sealing the vein off from the rest of the vein network in your leg, allowing the body to naturally redirect the blood flow to healthy veins.
Endovenous laser treatment (ELT, or sometimes referred to as EVLT) is a quick, minimally invasive laser treatment that requires no hospitalization and no complicated surgery. A small optic fiber is inserted through a needle into the varicose vein, heating and closing the vein, allowing blood to be naturally re-routed to other healthy veins.