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Vein Services Earns Re-accreditation

Media Contact Joe Poelker
314-525-4005
Release Date: 10/23/2017 By St. Anthony's Medical Center

Dr. Christopher Allen was the first physician in Missouri to use the VenaSeal to treat venous insufficiency.

The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) has granted re-accreditation in superficial venous treatment and management to St. Anthony’s Medical Center. The accreditation affirms St. Anthony’s commitment to providing quality care to vein patients.
 
St. Anthony’s was the first facility serving patients from Missouri or Illinois to be accredited and is still the only accredited vein services provider in the St. Louis area.
 
More than half of Americans who are 50 years or older are affected by varicose veins, which occur when the valves in the leg veins no longer function properly, causing blood to pool in the legs. In some cases, this condition progresses to a more serious form of venous disease called chronic venous insufficiency (CVI).
 
St. Anthony’s Vein Services offers various treatments for varicose veins including mechanochemical ablation (MOCA), endovenous thermal ablation (both laser and radiofrequency), ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy and ambulatory phlebectomy, which are medical procedures; along with sclerotherapy and laser treatments, which are cosmetic procedures.