Dr. Elias’ mission encompasses three goals:
Dr. Steve Elias teaches cutting edge minimally invasive techniques to surgeons nationally and internationally. These have included surgeons from the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian, University of Michigan, New York University and the Cleveland Clinic. Internationally Dr. Elias has visited or been visited by surgeons from Great Britain, The Netherlands, Germany, France, India and others. He continues to provide ongoing education and training to physicians today.
- Provide the latest, minimally invasive vein care for patients
- Evaluate all new technologies or techniques that treat vein disease
- Train and teach surgeons, physicians and nurses how to best mange patients with vein disease.
Dr. Elias hosts The Annual Fellows Course in Venous Disease each spring. It is also the site of many clinical trials. He offers vein care in an office or outpatient setting. The office staff is the same at all offices. This arrangement allows patients to benefit from coordinated care and follow up no matter which office they choose to visit.
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.
Steve Elias MD, FACS FACPh is the Director of Center for Vein Disease at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, New Jersey. Dr. Elias is also the Director of The Sovereign Medical Group Vein and Vascular Institute.
Dr. Elias is board certified and is a leading name in venous disease, minimally invasive vein disease therapy and clinical vein and wound research. As Founder of the American Venous Forum Fellows Course
in Vein Disease, Dr. Elias educates graduating physicians from leading institutions (Columbia, Yale, Tufts, Mayo Clinic etc.) about the modern management of vein disease. His clinical interests include all aspects of minimally invasive vein care, both procedure development and teaching. Venous education of new and current practitioners has been the cornerstone of his commitment to modern vein care and its impact on patient outcomes.
Dr. Elias is the Founder and Course Director of the Expert Venous Management course teaching advanced management of venous disease. Dr. Elias has lectured and published about all aspects of venous disease nationally and internationally. He is the Medical Director of VEIN Magazine and the Medical Editor of the American Venous Forum’s newsletter, Vein Specialist. Other societal memberships include: American Venous Forum, Society for Vascular Surgery, International Society of Vascular Surgery, American College of Phlebology, and the American College of Surgery. He has been the Director of Mount Sinai Vein Center and the Columbia University Vascular Vein Programs.
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.
American College of Phlebology and Society for Vascular Surgery
Affiliations and Associations
American Venous Forum
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