General Information

  Our philosophy at Lubbock Varicose Vein Center is to bring the highest quality medical treatment to West Texas by using the most advanced technology and techniques available.

We shall provide interventional radiologists with advanced training, education, and experience to perform our services, along-side an informed and caring staff.

We shall strive for integrity and professionalism towards our family of patients as we listen to our patients' needs and educate them about treatment options for the best possible outcome every time.

Physician Profile

Dr. Brian Bruening has been an active member of the West Texas community since 1989. Dr. Bruening’s residency was carried out at Parkland Memorial Hospital. As a result of hard work, he was appointed Chief Resident from 1988-1989. He is also a current member of the Society of Interventional Radiology. Dr. Bruening's interventional experience also includes uterine fibroid embolization and vertebroplasty.

Further information concerning interventional radiology can be located on their website. Dr. Bruening is also a member of the RSNA, ACR, Texas Radiological Society and Lubbock, Garza, Crosby County Medical Society.   He has proudly practiced radiology in Lubbock and West Texas for 15 years. Dr. Bruening is dedicated to helping you maintain your healthcare.

Services Provided

Endovascular Laser Venous Closure

Endovascular Laser Venous Closure (Venacure) is a quick minimally invasive procedure. Venacure helps provide relief from painful and unsightly legs to people suffering from varicose veins.
  Highlights of the Closure Procedure  
  • Relief of symptoms
  • Short recovery
  • Same day procedure
  • Local or regional anesthesia
  • Resume normal activities within 1-2 days
  • Good cosmetic outcome with minimal or no scars

Sclerotherapy (injections) can be used to treat varicose and spider veins. The procedure is simple. A tiny needle injects the veins with medications that irritate the lining of the vein. Over a short time, in response to the irritation, the vein closes and is reabsorbed. The blood from the closed vein is routed to properly working veins, restoring correct circulation. Sclerotherapy relieves symptoms due to varicose and spider veins in most patients. With this procedure, veins can be dealt with at an early stage, helping prevent further complications and unsightliness.

Accepted Insurances
  • Medicare
  • BCBS (any state)
  • Aetna
  • HealthSmart
  • United Healthcare (Professional fee)
  • Texas True Choice
  • Firstcare
  • Cigna
  • Multiplan Network
  • TriCare South
  • TriWest (New Mexico region)
We may be in-network with other insurance plans, please call our office with questions concerning your specific plan coverage.
    Insurance may require completion of additional forms. Along with your patience, the LVVC staff will do whatever is possible to assist you in filing your insurance. As you know, insurance changes continuously. Please call us so we may answer any questions concerning your insurance.

    Board Certifications

    Society for Interventional Radiology

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    Hours of Operation

    • Sunday
    • Monday
      9:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.
    • Tuesday
      9:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.
    • Wednesday
      9:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.
    • Thursday
      9:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.
    • Friday
      9:00a.m. - 6:00p.m
    • Saturday