Dr. Elias’s practice encompasses the management of all aspects of vein disease. As the Director of the Centers for Vein Disease at Mount Sinai Hospital, NY and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, NJ, he is able to offer services in an urban and suburban location. Most services are same day outpatient procedures. A few require an overnight stay. (These are mainly for those patients with blood clots that need treatment for leg or life threatening complications).
Otherwise, no matter what procedure is recommended by Dr. Elias they require about 20-30 minutes of time. Most involve local anesthesia only and the majority do not need any incisions, only a few needle sticks. All patients can walk the day of procedure and most return to normal activity including exercise in a few days.
Dr. Elias received his undergraduate degree from the Johns Hopkins University and graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine. He completed his General Surgery residency training at Millard Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo. He then finished his Vascular Surgery Fellowship at The Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in New Jersey. Dr. Elias developed the concept of and directs the Centers for Vein Disease at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, NJ and Mount Sinai Hospital, NY.
As principal investigator on several major clinical trials, Dr. Elias has conducted important research into, and written extensively about, the treatment of vein disease. His work has been recognized at national meetings and published in top peer-reviewed journals. He is a frequent invited lecturer to both national and international audiences. Furthermore, Dr. Elias has served as Course Director on several national teaching and hands-on training courses for surgeons. He developed the Fellows Course in Venous Disease, held on an annual basis.
Clinical interests include: minimally invasive vein surgery, management of all aspects of vein care: spider veins, varicose veins, ulcers, DVT, deep venous reconstruction and stenting.
He is a member of: The American Venous Forum, American College of Phlebology, Society for Vascular Surgery, Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, International Society of Cardiovascular Surgery, New York Surgical Society, New Jersey Vascular Society.
Dr. Elias is very involved with the education and awareness of vein diseases. He writes a column for Vein Magazine, a magazine that focuses on news and events in the venous disease treatment industry. Read his articles online at : www.veindirectory.org/magazine/Default.asp
Procedures & Services
Spider veins are treated with sclerotherapy or laser. For patients with varicose veins Dr. Elias offers a number of minimally invasive procedures. Some of which he was one of the first in the county to perform. The techniques include EVLT (laser) VNUS Closure (radiofrequency) and TriVex (similar to liposuction of veins). More advanced disease and complications of vein disease may be treated by PAPS (a technique Dr. Elias helped develop) or angioplasty and stenting for blocked veins.
Patients who come to the Centers for Vein Disease benefit from Dr. Elias’s leadership in the vein community. The Centers for Vein Disease have access to the newest techniques and technologies before most others. Dr. Elias goal is to offer the most minimally invasive vein care for you and get you back to “living your life” as quickly as possible.