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Being a Vascular Surgeon Varicose Vein Specialist

Treating varicose veins is my specialty and Pittsburgh is the place where I grew up and continue to practice.

What Does It Mean to be Board Certified in Treating Veins?

On September 21, 2012, Dr. John Happel successfully passed the Vascular Surgery Recertification Examination, a rigorous six hour test given by the American Board of Surgery. Before choosing a vein specialist to treat your veins, make sure that your physician is board certified by a recognized legitimate American Board of Medical Specialties approved board.

Exciting New Information About Varicose Vein Treatments

The Journal of Vascular Surgery in May 2011 published a consensus article providing conclusive proof that if a person is a candidate for a venous ablation procedure (laser or radiofrequency) and has symptomatic varicose veins then compression support stockings should not be the first line of treatment. Many of us already understand this intuitively.


Varicose Vein Removal Varicose Vein Removal
Most health insurance plans will cover these procedures after they have been determined to be medically necessary.
Spider Vein Removal Spider Vein Removal
It is very important that your spider veins be treated by an experienced medical practitioner.
Endovenous Laser Obliteration Endovenous Laser Obliteration
The laser has revolutionized the treatment of varicose veins.

Welcome to our web site and blog which is dedicated entirely to the treatment of varicose and spider veins and is intended for people living in the Pittsburgh area.

This web site will frequently update you on the very latest developments in the field of varicose and spider veins including the latest lasers, minimally invasive surgical techniques, and advances in the field. We encourage you to check back often to keep up with the latest developments and news pertaining to the treatment of varicose and spider veins. We encourage you to follow our frequently published articles pertaining to the newest treatments of your veins in this rapidly changing and continually evolving field.