Vein Clinics of America
We are the largest group in the country specializing exclusively in vein disease treatment. Established in 1981, the physicians of Vein Clinics of America believe that pursuing excellence in the treatment of vein disorders requires a full-time commitment.
Our physicians specialize in Phlebology, the medical specialty of treating vein disease. They are highly recognized for their published research and many work as lecturers and trainers in the field of vein treatment for doctors from around the world.
Varicose vein disease can be very complex and each patient is unique, so we know how important it is to you to find the right physician to treat your particular condition.
Our physicians are dedicated to making you feel at ease throughout the process. They will thoroughly evaluate your condition, discuss the details of your situation so you feel comfortable, and present you with a course of action that works best for you. We are there to help, and since we’re experts in our field we’re confident we can do the best job for you.
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.
The Buffalo Grove office currently accepts the following providers:
MultiPlan / PHCS
United Health Care
Dr. Potter is located in Buffalo Grove near Lincolnshire, Long Grove, Arlington Heights, Wheeling, Palatine, Riverwoods, Vernon Hills, Libertyville, Northbrook, Deerfield, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Northfield, Lake Zurich and Kildeer.
About Bryan O. Potter, MD
Doctorate of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Surgery at Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati, OH
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Minimally Invasive Treatment
Dr. Potter's refined use of sclerotherapy, combined with his proficiency in Endovenous Laser Treatment (ELT), a minimally invasive laser treatment that is performed in the office using local anesthesia only, allows him to meet the needs of each patient by treating the smallest spider vein to the largest ropelike varicose vein.
Prior to joining the Vein Clinics of America (VCA) network, he served as a locum tenens surgeon throughout Oregon and Washington.
Upon joining VCA, Dr. Potter completed a preceptorship in phlebology, the diagnosis and treatment of varicose vein disease and related disorders, including techniques for ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy. This is an advanced form of sclerotherapy, where a foam solution is injected directly into the varicose vein, thereby inducing the body’s own healing system to absorb and ablate the vein over time.
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.