The QMG Vein Institute provides the expertise and experience of two vascular surgeons – Dr. Timothy Smith and Dr. Christian Zwick. Dr. Smith and Dr. Zwick share a combined experience of over 50 years in the region. They, along with Nurse Practitioner Donna Shields, are there for you before, during, and after your treatment.
Vascular surgery is used to treat diseases of the vascular system, the body’s system of arteries and veins. Treatment can include minimally-invasive procedures as well as surgical remedy and reconstruction.
Whether your vascular condition is cosmetic or clinical, our experienced team of vascular surgeons is here to help. The QMG Vein Institute provides a comprehensive approach to your vein health.
At the QMG Vein Institute, treatment options focus on both improving your vein health and giving optimal cosmetic results. Our team treats a variety of vein conditions, including:
- Spider veins
- Swelling associated Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Varicose veins
- Venous reflux
- Venous insufficiency
- Vein-related leg pain
What do Vascular Surgeons do?
Vascular surgeons are specialists who are highly trained to treat diseases of the vascular system. They are specifically trained to diagnose and treat vascular conditions like varicose veins, spider veins, venous reflux, and more. Our Vascular Surgery team is here to make sure you understand your vascular condition and know your treatment options.
Your treatment may or may not require surgery. Some conditions can be treated with other methods, such as compression and/or lifestyle changes. In some cases, you may need a vascular surgeon on an ongoing basis if your vascular disease is a long-term condition. Your doctor will go through all your options, so you get the best treatment for your particular need. Treatment options include:
VenaSeal and Radiofrequency Ablation
One treatment option offered by the QMG Vein Institute is VenaSeal. VenaSeal is a minimally invasive procedure that treats varicose veins and venous reflux. The procedure uses an advanced medical adhesive to safely and effectively close the site of the vein. Benefits of treatment include a rapid recovery period for patients and a reduced need for compression stocking therapy post-procedure. VenaSeal provides positive cosmetic results so patients can feel confident about the look and feel of their legs.
Our team also treats conditions with Radiofrequency Ablation which achieves similar results to the VenaSeal. Sometimes insurance carrier will prefer one treatment over the other.
How do I know I need to see a vascular surgeon?
Do you struggle with achy or heavy feelings in your legs? Are you bothered by the appearance of veins in your legs or feet? These could be symptoms of venous disease. If you have concerns, you should speak with your primary care physician or call our QMG Vein Institute to determine your next steps.