Why Should You Choose VCOC For Your Vein Care?
(A personal message from Dr. Kanter)
Given the recent popular trend for doctors to add vein treatment to their services, it should be easy to find a conveniently located physician for your vein treatment. Finding the right doctor is another matter. Please consider the following information when making your decision.
VCOC is an exclusive vein practice. Since 1990 I have devoted 100% of my practice to venous disorders after undergoing formal specialty training in the discipline. You may have some difficulty finding another doctor with as much experience and a singular focus, as most “vein doctors” also treat many unrelated cosmetic issues. Rather than doing many things reasonably well, I prefer to do one thing exceptionally well.
Credentials and Honors.
I published the very first English-speaking medical journal article on ultrasound-guided vein treatment in the 1990′s. Since then, I have continued to publish related articles, have been an invited guest speaker and workshop leader at numerous international medical vein conferences, and was made an honorary Fellow of the American College of Phlebology as well as a Fellow Emeritus of the Australasian College of Phlebology.
When the first specialty certification for vein disorders was created in 2008, I became a diplomate by passing the inaugural certification examination of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. Despite having extensive experience in performing duplex ultrasound examinations, I also formalized this critical skill by attaining certification as a Registered Vascular Technician (RVT).
This provides two major advantages:
- You will not be sent to another location for an ultrasound exam.
- You will receive proper ultrasound mapping by the same physician who will perform your treatment. Since ultrasound exams are highly operator-dependent, this is very important for your eventual outcome.
Short treatment courses.
Our procedures are designed to streamline your treatment course and minimize office visits. In a single one-hour consultation, both physical examination and diagnostic ultrasound mapping are completed. We can then often combine treatment methods to eliminate large varicose veins in a single treatment session. When appropriate, we can also provide extended spider vein treatment sessions to complete your treatment course more quickly.
Outstanding support staff.
Our office policies respect your time. Because we never double-book appointments, you will be seen on time or within just a few minutes of your appointment. Our experienced, highly trained staff has been with me for over a decade, a factor most patients find comforting. I am confident that you will not find a more knowledgeable or personable insurance expert anywhere for obtaining your prior authorization, as our staff works exceptionally hard to maximize your reimbursement. Additionally, I have been working with the same ultrasound technician to assist with treatments since 1991, making for an extremely efficient and experienced team.
Most modern equipment.
We have the most up-to-date, vein-specific equipment available on the market. This includes the latest 4th generation high frequency endovenous laser for painless recovery after thermal ablation (Angiodynamics VenaCure 1470 nm), the newest duplex ultrasound imaging system for accurate guidance (Terason USmart 3300), and VeinGogh radiofrequency for the smallest spider veins. We never use hypertonic saline for spider veins due to its limited application and associated pain; instead, we use more versatile FDA approved Sotradecol and Asclera solutions.
First in Orange County.
We were the first venous disorders center in Orange County to offer the following innovations: duplex-guided treatment (1991), color-flow ultrasound (1994), foam sclerotherapy (2000), and VeinGogh (2010).
Finally, I have seen many cases where unnecessary treatments were performed. Just because a vein shows early signs of failure does not mean it must be treated immediately. Once I have made a diagnosis, we will have a meaningful discussion including the necessity and proper timing of treatment considering your individual lifestyle, prognosis, and insurance coverage.
I hope to see you soon!
Alan Kanter, MD, RVT, FACPh
Founder and Medical Director, VCOC