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Advanced Care for Vein Disease

Advanced Care for Vein Disease

February 22, 2024 Posted in: Heart & Vascular Care  2 minute read time


Saint Joseph Hospital is home to the only certified Vein Center in Kentucky.

The CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group – Cardiology noninvasive services vascular laboratory recently earned accreditation as a certified Vein Center through The Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories.

“It is a very rigorous process,” said Steve Lin, MD, FACC, cardiologist and medical director of the Vein Center and a diplomate of the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine. “We had to demonstrate our commitment to quality and technical expertise to a panel of expert vein practitioners. There are many vein centers but very few certified Vein Centers.”

Detecting and Treating Vein Disease

The vein experts at Saint Joseph Hospital diagnose and treat conditions ranging from varicose veins to life-threatening blood clots in the legs or lungs due to vein disease. We offer the entire spectrum of state-of-the-art medical and procedural treatment of symptomatic venous disease, including sclerotherapy, VenaSeal, endovascular laser treatment, ambulatory phlebectomy, proximal venous stenting and thrombectomy.

“Vein disease is the most common vascular disease,” Dr. Lin said. “It’s the most visible but also the most overlooked cardiovascular disease. Patients are often affected for years prior to getting proper evaluation.”

Without treatment, vein disease usually worsens over time. However, treatments are available. 

“Treatments are mostly done on an outpatient basis,” Dr. Lin said. “They are low risk and have high rates of significant symptom improvement.” 

Learn more about the Vein Center at Saint Joseph Hospital. Call 859.276.4429 to make an appointment.

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