Englewood, New Jersey (July 12, 2010) - The numbers are staggering --nearly half of all women and 20 percent of men will suffer from some type of vein disease during their lifetime. Unattractive spider veins and painful varicose veins are major sources of discomfort and frustration, but the new minimally invasive VeinGogh (TM) treatment, performed by award-winning vein specialist Steve Elias, M.D., FACS, FACPh, can eliminate problem vessels in under 30 minutes. Vein Gogh is utilized by Dr. Elias, Director, The Centers for Vein Disease at Mount Sinai Hospital NY and Englewood Hospital NJ.
Using a hair-thin probe, the VeinGogh Ohmic Thermolysis System instantly coagulates blood and collapses the vessel wall by sending a high-frequency electric current into localized tissues. Because the probe directs heat downward toward the vessel, surrounding areas and outer layers of the skin are unaffected. Patients who undergo VeinGogh treatment experience little to no irritation and many see immediate results. Pioneering the development and implementation of most minimally invasive vein procedures, Dr. Elias has been helping patients look and feel better for over 15 years. He is an expert in VeinGogh treatment, but Dr. Elias’s patients are not the only ones who benefit from this innovative approach to eradicating unattractive spider veins. Dr. Elias also shares his knowledge with other practitioners from the United States and around the world who see the many advantages of this treatment. Dr. Elias holds many courses throughout the year to teach physicians how to manage vein disease with the newest techniques available. “It is also gratifying to see the relief on the faces of the many patients I’ve treated,” said Dr. Elias. “Particularly when they say that our treatment has made a big difference in their lives.”
About Dr. Steven Elias:
Dr. Steven Elias was recently named by Vein Magazine as one of the 25 most influential professionals in vein care worldwide and Voted “Best Doctor” in 2009 and 2010 by New York Magazine. Dr. Elias lectures, publishes, and teaches extensively about minimally invasive vein care and procedures. As Course Director of the Annual Vascular Fellows Course in Venous Disease, he trains young vascular surgeons in the treatment of vein problems. His clinical interests encompass all aspects of vein care: spider veins, varicose veins, perforator and deep venous incompetence, and venous ulcers. He performs all minimally invasive vein procedures and his work at the Center for Vein Disease includes the prevention and treatment of DVT Deep Venous Thrombosis. Dr. Elias is a fellowship-trained vascular surgeon and member of the American Venous Forum, the American College of Phlebology, the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, and the International Society of Cardiovascular Surgery. He is a recipient of the Dardik Research and Education Award and The Fellows Course Education Award.