VeinSolutions takes an innovative approach to vein care. Our specialized team of board-certified vascular surgeons and a vascular medicine specialist are dedicated to using the latest technologies in the diagnosis and treatment of varicose veins, spider veins and vascular birthmarks.
The office concept is new. VeinSolutions is the first facility in Columbus dedicated solely to the treatment of venous disease, "spider" and varicose veins and vascular birthmarks. We've set things up with you in mind. Convenient location. Comfortable environment. Staffed by a pleasant team of knowledgeable professionals.
Our knowledge and experience are time honored. Our physicians have a combined total of more than 100 years of experience treating vascular diseases. VeinSolutions has solidified its commitment to our community with advanced state-of-the-art medical services. Our physicians are specifically educated and trained to assess, diagnose, educate and treat patients with venous disease.
Blair D. Vermilion, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Vermilion completed his surgical residency at Indiana University in 1979. In 1980 Dr. Vermilion completed his Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Saint Anthony Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Vermilion is board-certified by The American Board of General and Vascular Surgery. He is Professor of Clinical Surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery (Department of Surgery) at The Ohio State University. He is a founding member of the Columbus Vascular Society and serves on numerous committees at The Ohio State University. His practice at VeinSolutions is restricted to the diagnosis and treatment of vein disorders.
Patrick S. Vaccaro, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Vaccaro completed his surgical residency at The Ohio State University in 1979. He completed his Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in 1981. Dr. Vaccaro is board certified by The American Board of General and Vascular Surgery. Dr. Vaccaro serves as Division Director of the Vascular Surgery Department at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. His practice at VeinSolutions is limited to vein disorders.
Mounir Haurani, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Haurani completed his surgical residency at The Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit in 2009. He completed his Vascular Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2011. Dr. Haurani is board certified by the American Board of General Surgery. Dr. Haurani serves as Assistant Professor of Surgery at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. His practice at VeinSolutions is limited to vein disorders.
Maria F. Litzendorf, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Litzendorf attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and completed her surgical residency at Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA. She completed her Vascular Fellowship at The Ohio State University in 2011. Dr. Litzendorf is board certified by The American Board of General Surgery. She serves as Assistant Professor of Surgery at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Her practice at VeinSolutions is limited to vein disorders.
* Minimally Invasive Vein Surgery
* Free Venous Screening Exam
* State of the Art Diagnostic Testing
* Radio Frequency Venous Closure
- Insurance Documentation Filed on Behalf of Patient for Medically Necessary Diagnosis and Treatment
Sclerotherapy is an injection treatment used to eliminate "spider" veins and small to medium-size varicose veins. A solution is injected into the problem vein with a very fine needle. The vein wall then becomes irritated. Subsequent application of external compression with dressings and prescription-gradient compression hose seals the vein walls together. The body then breaks down the damaged vein and absorbs it, ultimately eliminating the problem vein. No pre-treatment patient preparation is needed and most patients describe minimal discomfort. After treatment patients resume normal activities, but are asked to avoid prolonged sitting and standing for 3 days and heavy exercise (weight lifting, running and high impact aerobics) for two weeks. Walking is encouraged after the treatments. Prescription-gradient compression hose are worn for 9 days after each treatment.
VeinGogh uses a process known as Ohmic Thermolysis to treat a variety of vascular lesions, including spider veins on the face, cherry hemangiomas, and skin tags. The power generator produces a “microburst” of high frequency energy to the tipoff a hair-thin probe. This microburst dissipates so quickly that only heat is generated. The heat instantly coagulates the blood and collapses the vessel wall which is then absorbed by the body. Because the needle directs the heat downward toward the vessel the outer layers of the skin are unaffected. The result of which is very little trauma to the surrounding tissue and very minimal visible blemishes. With proper technique the VeinGogh system provides the best treatment option available in today’s aesthetic industry.
Minimally Invasive Treatment
Minimally invasive vein surgery is the treatment of choice for larger varicose veins to achieve both the desired cosmetic results and to relieve symptoms such as aching, swelling and pain caused by leg varicosities. Our vascular surgeons are experienced and skilled with venous anatomy and strive to constantly update their surgical expertise. Today's surgical techniques for varicose veins require minimal incisions and are performed on an outpatient basis with average recovery time of one week or less. Meticulous effort is made to achieve optimal cosmetic and therapeutic results.
Radio Frequency VNUS Closure Treatment
The VNUS Closure procedure is offered for treating larger varicose veins and is indicated for those patients who meet certain medical guidelines. The Closure procedure is performed on an outpatient basis by using radiofrequency (RF) energy applied to the inside vein walls of the damaged vessel. As the RF energy is delivered and the catheter is withdrawn through the damaged vein, the vein wall heats up causing the wall to shrink and the vein to close. Patients who undergo the Closure procedure often resume normal activities quickly with excellent cosmetic and therapeutic results. The procedure is covered by most insurance plans.