The knowledge base for modern vein care has evolved to the point where physicians who are engaged in the work can demonstrate their knowledge and expertise by becoming board certified in venous and lymphatic medicine.
My associate, Dr. Randall Juleff, and I have a combined 31 years of experience with adult cardiovascular surgery, peripheral vascular surgery and modern, nonsurgical vein care. I am Quadruple Board Certified in Cardiovascular Surgery, General Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, and venous and lympahatic medicine, and Dr. Randall Juleff is Triple Board Certified in Cardiovascular Surgery, General Surgery, and venous and lymphatic medicine. Our commitment to you is to provide "cutting edge" vein care in the safest manner possible, while providing the best cosmetic outcome.
We thank you for your interest in our practice and look forward to serving you.
Dr. Bailey is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Medicine and is Fellowship trained in cosmetic surgery. He is triple board certified in phlebology, surgery and thoracic/cardiovascular surgery, and is board eligible in cosmetic surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery, American College of Phlebology and the International Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons.
Prior to 2005, Dr. Bailey spent a very satisfying 15 years performing adult cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgery. Nine of those years as a cardiovascular surgeon were spent as the Director of Cardiovascular Services. He subsequently changed the nature of his practice and underwent extensive additional training in both cosmetic surgery and modern vein care in order to spend more time with his wife and 3 young children.
- Face & Body Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship 2008-09 (American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery)
- Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Residency: Indiana University 92-94
Chief Resident 1994
- General Surgery Residency: Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 87-92
Chief Resident 1992
- Medical School: University of Iowa, M.D. 83-87
- College: University of Iowa, Bachelor of Science 80-83
- Board Eligible in Cosmetic Surgery
- American Board of Phlebology (2008)
- American Board of Surgery (Recertified 2004)
- American Board of Thoracic Surgery (Recertified 2005)
- Medical Director & Owner Bailey Cosmetic Surgery & Vein Centré 2005 - present
- Medical Director & Owner The Bailey Vein Institute (Hawaii) 2010 - present
- Director of Cardiovascular Services Lake Regional Hospital 1997-2006
- Director of Vascular Laboratory Lake Regional Hospital 1997-2006
- Lake Regional Hospital Foundation Board Member 1998-2006
- Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
- Harvard Health Professions Scholarship 1983
- Dean's List University of Iowa 1980-1983
- American College of Surgeons
- American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery
- American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
- American College of Phlebology
- International Society of Cosmetic and Laser Surgeons
Endovenous Laser Therapy
During the EVLT procedure, Dr. Bailey will identify the refluxing veins with an ultrasound device after your leg is prepared in a sterile fashion. A local anesthetic is used to minimize discomfort. A laser fiber is inserted through a small needle into the abnormal vein. Once the laser fiber is in perfect position the laser is turned on. The heat from the laser seals the vein closed as the fiber is withdrawn and the patient is left with only a small 1 millimeter puncture site. Blood is then automatically rerouted into the healthy veins where the valves work properly.
Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy
Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy is another important technique in the treatment of venous insufficiency. It involves treating veins that are too small to close with laser or radiofrequency. These refluxing smaller veins are located with ultrasound and then are injected with a medicine such as Sotradecol® or Polidocanol® to seal them shut.
Although sclerotherapy continues to provide the best cosmetic results in the treatment of spider veins of the legs, occasionally a surface laser can be a helpful adjunct. For facial spider veins, laser and intense pulsed light are the true gold standard modalities for treatment. The Bailey Vein Institute has an extensive array of lasers and light sources specifically for the treatment of these spider veins. They include: the Iridex 532KTP laser, the Iridex 940 Diode laser, Sciton ND YAG 1064 laser and the Palomar Intense Pulsed Light system.
Armed with a talented staff, the Bailey Vein and Aesthetic Centre offers a variety of procedures to help patients look and feel their best. If you are in need of a boost, book an appointment today!
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