At Vein and Vascular Centers of Philadelphia at AAC, we specialize in all aspects of varicose vein evaluation and management including spider veins, varicose veins and leg discoloration/wound caused by PAD/PVD including ulcerations.
Varicose veins are abnormally dilated veins that sometimes protrude on the skin surface. Spider veins are smaller versions of varicose veins that can be found anywhere along the leg including the ankles and around the knees. If not treated properly, the symptoms of venous insufficiency can progress to skin changes (darkening and skin thickening), ulcerations, and bleeding. Both men and women can have significant varicose veins and venous insufficiency.
Most varicose and spider veins can be treated non-surgically, by microphlebectomy, injection sclerotherapy, and radiofrequency ablation. Using these treatments, veins gradually seal closed and disappear. The blood loss and scarring associated with our procedures are minimized.
Richard J. Gray, M.D.
Dr. Gray, Medical Director of American Access Care of Pennsylvania, completed his Interventional Radiology Fellowship at MD Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute in Houston, Texas. Dr. Gray came to American Access Care in 2008 after serving as Director of Interventional Radiology at Washington Hospital Center and as Fellowship Program Director for Georgetown University for almost 20 years. Dr. Gray attended Syracuse University where he was the top-ranked graduating chemistry major. He is also a graduate of Cornell University medical College and previously served on staff of Cornell University Medical College/New York Hospital.
While in Washington, DC, Dr. Gray was repeatedly voted a “top doctor” in physician surveys for Washingtonian Magazine. He has authored numerous publications, is nationally recognized as a thought leader in the field of venous access, and is a frequent lecturer at national meetings. He has served on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology and as a consultant for numerous medical device manufacturers.
His clinical interests include varicose vein therapy, uterine fibroid embolization, varicocele embolization, dialysis access interventions, and venous access.
We are dedicated to your specific needs and the treatment of your spider and varicose veins. Your treatment is administered by our caring and attentive staff, in a clean and comfortable setting in one of our conveniently located centers. Our work is done with uncompromising high standards of cleanliness and comfort. Our patients usually resume full activity immediately.
Our experienced, well-trained medical staff is here to provide you with the knowledge and expertise you expect to make the right decisions, and will also help guide and support you throughout the procedure. We offer the following services:
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