Vein Clinics of America - Columbia
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 Columbia office currently accepts the following providers:
- Care First
- MultiPlan / PHCS
- United Health Care
Dr. Buckner is located in Columbia near Gaithersburg, Potomac, Bethesda, Silver Spring, Kensington, Chevy Chase, Georgetown, Olney, Washington Grove, Wyngate and Washington D.C.
About Scott Buckner, MD
Doctorate of Medicine, Hahnemann University School of Medicine
Saint Francis Medical Center
Board Certified, Interventional Radiology
Member, American College of Phlebology
Member, Society of Interventional Radiology
Member, American Medical Association
Minimally Invasive Treatment
Dr. Buckner'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. Scott Buckner is a board-certified interventional radiologist. He is highly skilled in treating venous disease using minimally invasive procedures performed with image guided techniques. He has received numerous awards including being named one of Washingtonian Magazine's 'Top Doctors' in 2010; he also received this honor in 2005 and 2008. In addition, he was recognized in 2009 as Consumer Magazine's 'Top Radiologist.'
Upon joining Vein Clinics of America, Dr. Buckner completed a preceptorship in phlebology, the diagnosis and treatment of varicose vein disease and related disorders.
As an interventional radiologist, Dr. Buckner also specializes in a number of other minimally invasive, targeted diagnostics and treatments using image guidance for conditions such as pelvic venous congestion and varicocele; he also is highly skilled in performing large joint injections, diagnostic aspirations, ultrasounds and ultrasound-guided biopsies of the liver, kidney and other organs.
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.