Welcome to Vein Specialists’ Physician Training
The goal of Vein Specialists’ advanced physician training in venous disease is to offer the actively practicing phlebologist additional tools needed to optimize their performance and to improve the efficiency of their practice. The key to developing a successful and sustaining venous practice includes the use of sound diagnostic and treatment algorithms, accurate interpretation of protocol-based noninvasive duplex evaluation by registered and experienced vascular sonographers and expert performance of a variety of minimally invasive venous procedures. Education of the individual patient, the general public community and of your physician referral base are the cornerstones of building a robust, balanced and successful practice. Our passion at Vein Specialists is in the ongoing education of the general public and physician referral base regarding the current therapy of venous insufficiency. We believe the current technologies including thermal ablation with radiofrequency (ClosureFAST™) or LASER energy and medical adhesive closure (Venaseal™) will serve our patients’ needs, however we realize it is important to stay on the cutting edge of new technologies as they emerge. Accordingly, we added diagnostic intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and IVUS directed iliac vein intervention (angioplasty and stent placement) in 2017 to better serve our patients.
Vein Specialists’ advanced physician training program is an immersion experience for physicians where they can closely observe 10-14 endovenous ablation procedures per day for 1, 2 or 3 days. Physician exposure to microphlebectomy and ultrasound directed foam (Varithena™) injection sclerotherapy are also available. IVUS procedures are performed 3-4 days per month and observation of 4-6 IVUS cases can be included as part of the training experience. Private training sessions allow for more intimate discussions regarding the finer points of the procedures, pearls and other “tricks” we have developed to successfully complete endovenous ablations without having to struggle for access, proper leg position or adequate anesthesia. Vein Specialists offers ethical treatment plans and reserves endovenous ablations for patients with significant signs or symptoms of venous insufficiency in the setting of significant superficial reflux disease. Our interest in training physicians is founded in the goal of ensuring the highest quality of vein care for as many patients who will eventually benefit from endovenous therapies. Thus, Dr. Magnant is willing to train physicians from specialty backgrounds including Vascular surgery, Interventional radiology, invasive cardiology and general surgery who have had hands on experience in phlebology and are interested in taking their practice to the next level.