Our Philosophy & Important Facts
After my residency training in internal medicine, I did enjoy being the primary care physician for few thousand of my patients, until I one day I was accidentally introduced to the birth of a new field in medicine, phlebology. I attended the first intensive training focusing on modern treatment and diagnosis methods for varicose veins in 1991 in Montreal. From the first hour, I felt this is what I really want to do.
The learning curve for Sclerotherapy is tremendously difficult & prolonged, requiring thousands of case experiences. Most surgeons, being preoccupied with doing day-to-day variety of surgeries on different medical conditions & arterial problems (such as correction of arterial blockages, aneurysm repairs, endarterectomy surgeries, & arterial bypass surgeries) do not have sufficient time to master the science & art of Sclerotherapy, which is a major treatment modality in the case of varicose & spider veins. Of course, a physician or surgeon who has devoted his career and time to modern treatment of varicose veins is a better option for treatment of varicose veins.
Another important fact is: WHO IS DOING THE ULTRASOUND MAPPING? Since proper detailed mapping of legs veins and reflux sources is paramount in assuring better results, I recommend either the doctor become competent in ultrasound mapping of leg vein himself, or use the help of a registered vascular Technologist, while the doctor is physically present during the mapping process.
Choose a doctor who has recognized the practice of a phlebology as a specialty, not a side job. Patients should not rely on clinic names. Best to research the background of the doctor. It is my belief that only phlebology doctors should treat complex varicose vein cases, & doctors should not relay treatment of varicose veins to nurses or doctors aid. Unfortunately, many doctors who advertise working on varicose veins, consider vein treatments a trivial matter & appoint nurses to provide the treatment to their patients. Doctors use the word Sclerotherapy, or other terminology equally, however all of them are not applying Sclerotherapy techniques equally well, especially when treating varicose or spider veins as side work. Research the doctors’ background (experience, research history, & board certification by the American Board of Phlebology) before choosing your doctor. You may visit the website of the American Board of Phlebology, at http://www.americanboardofphlebology.org/ to find out if a physician is board certified in phlebology. More information can be obtained from the website of the American College of Phlebology at www.phlebology.org.
Dr. Khalil Fattahi
Hear From Our Patients
It is with great delight that I have the opportunity to share my experience, as a patient, in regards to our fabulous Dr. Fattahi. . .
I have been a patient of Dr. Fattahi since December 2007 for different vein related problems. I have experienced the ELVeS procedure, foam sclerotherapy,. . .
I had unsightly veins that ultimately caused me to be too self-conscious to wear skirts or shorts. I first paid several hundred dollars to a laser dermatologist to remove the veins...
Vein Specialty Medical Clinic
Spider veins are small, irregular, purplish or bluish unsightly vessels. Slightly larger and greenish veins, always feed spider veins. Achieving good results depends on treatment of spider and feeder veins.
Varicose veins always result from abnormal flow of blood in opposite the normal direction. In such cases, there is an incompetence of the one way barriers (valves) between the deep and superficial leg vein systems, leading to abnormal flow of blood from the larger deep veins into the superficial smaller veins and creation of bulging varicose veins that often have a zigzag pattern and cause a variety of symptoms.
ELVeS / EVLT
"Dr. Fattahi is a very gentle and caring physician who was kind enough to answer my questions via e-mail before my appointment."