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SAVS Calls for Abstracts

The Southern Association for Vascular Surgery is accepting abstract submissions for its 33rd Annual Meeting, to be held Jan. 14–17 at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Ariz. The deadline for submission is Sept. 5. All papers submitted—including free papers, case reports and Founder’s

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The Big Question: Four Perspectives on the Question of Whether Phlebology Should Include a Multidisciplinary Approach

It’s not a new topic. In fact, the discussion has loomed in phlebology for decades, likely since Raymond Tournay (widely associated with coining the term “phlebology”) helped found the Societe Francaise de Phlebologie with his colleagues in 1947. The simple question of who should practice phle ...

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New Medicare and Insurance Billing Changes

Recently, I sat down with two of my ultrasound colleagues to discuss some hot topics for anyone performing insurance billing, Medicare or third party billing related to venous ultrasound or vein therapy. Gail Size and Rita Shugart are well known in the vascular ultrasound community, and both assist

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Is Your Office Manager Limiting the Growth of Your Vein Practice?

by David Schmiege You have a growing practice, complete with numerous PPO contracts with attractive reimbursement rates, and you are considering opening another vein practice across town to increase market share. Is your office manager ready and able to oversee a larger, more complex practice? A s ...

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Honduras & Veins: An Adventure I Wouldn't Miss

by Dr. Lindy McHutchison “You brought 10 people to Honduras?” I am asked in disbelief. How could I deny so many close to my vein world the nominally priced opportunity the Honduras vein trip provides? All the elements of the perfect educational experience: education, camaraderie, altruism, cu ...

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Closing the Loop: An Interview with Featured Doctor Ken Stevens, MD, MS, FACC, FACP, FSCAI, Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology (ABPh)

Dr. Ken Stevens is a man of diverse background: He is a physician with an education and board certification in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease and a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology. He has traveled the world as a competitive athlete, practiced across the United States and ...

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World Congress

Cosmetic Sclerotherapy Mark Forrestal, MD, President-Elect, American College of Phlebology As the specialty practice of phlebology has grown in the US over the years, more sophisticated anatomic and physiologic testing of the vascular system has taken place. At the same time, visual sclerotherapy ...

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Syris Adds SyrEase Syringe Adaptor and Veinrite Training Systems to Product Line

Syris Scientific, a leading provider of polarized vision enhancement devices, is now adding two new devices—a syringe adaptor that augments better control during sclerotherapy and a training system for improved needle placement proficiency. After introducing the v900L polarized headlight in 2014,

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The Current State of Deep Venous Valve Repair

by Michael C. Dalsing, MD Two decades ago venous valve reconstruction was the final option in the treatment of deep venous insufficiency and was generally only considered when all else had been unsuccessful in preventing recurrent venous ulceration. The observation that venous obstruction, complete

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American College of Phlebology Names Dean Bender as New Executive Director

After a thorough search process, the American College of Phlebology (ACP) Board of Directors has named Dean Bender the new Executive Director for the ACP and ACP Foundation.

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