Vein Center at NYU Langone First Academic Institution to Receive National Vein Center Accreditation

Recognition Demonstrates Commitment to Quality Vein Care For Those with Vein Disorders

June 10, 2014 (All day)

NEW YORK, June 10, 2014 – The Vein Center at NYU Langone Medical Center announced that it is the first academic medical center to receive official vein center accreditation from the InterSocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). The accreditation recognizes NYU Langone’s commitment to success in providing quality evaluation, care, and treatment for patients with vein disorders, which affect more than 50 percent of people over the age of 50.

“At NYU Langone’s Vein Center, we are committed to providing the highest level of care for our patients who suffer from venous disorders,” said Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, associate professor and director of the Vein Center at NYU Langone. “This recognition truly supports our goal of achieving the best patient outcomes through the use of advanced treatments and innovative techniques to manage and treat vein diseases individually in each patient.”

IAC Vein Center Accreditation is designed to accredit top facilities that perform evaluation and management of superficial venous disorders including sclerotherapy, ambulatory phlebectomy, venous ablation, and wound care. Accreditation is granted only to facilities providing quality patient care, as assessed by a panel of experts, in compliance with the IAC Vein Center Standards, which is an effective and established model for ensuring patient safety and minimal standards of care. The accreditation program is supported by national medical societies related to vein disorders which each serve as sponsoring organizations, including The American College of Surgeons (ACS); Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery (SCVS), and Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR).

According to the Vascular Disease Foundation, nearly 25 million people suffer from vein disorders, which can include varicose veins, reticular veins, spider veins, and venous leg ulcers. These conditions are often hereditary although hormonal factors such as puberty, pregnancy, and menopause, and the use of birth control pills also affect veins. However, with proper evaluation and treatment which can include a combination of medication or surgery, patients are able to reduce pain, increase blood flow through the entire body, and enhance external appearance.

About the Vein Center at NYU Langone Medical Center

The Vein Center at NYU Langone Medical Center is a recognized leader in vascular care not only in New York City, but in the world. Their comprehensive programs bridge the gap between the laboratory and the clinic, leading to top-quality patient care informed by world-renowned research programs. Part of the NYU Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, the Vein Center is comprised of experienced surgeons, physicians and medical staff who focus on minimally invasive approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of varicose veins and other venous disorders. For more information, please visit NYU Langone’s Vein Center website or call 212-263-VEIN (8346).

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Allison Clair
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