BIDMC’s Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Receives Vein Center Accreditation

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MAY 02, 2016

BOSTON – The Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery in the CardioVascular Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has been recognized as an accredited Vein Center by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). The designation demonstrates that BIDMC’s Vein Center exceeds quality and safety standards for the non-invasive treatment and management of venous diseases. In addition, the division’s Vascular Laboratory, which provides a broad range of non-invasive diagnostic services for vascular conditions, has received renewal of its IAC designation.

“Treatment of varicose veins and other venous diseases can help to alleviate leg pain, heal chronic ulcers and significantly improve a patient’s quality of life,“ said Allen Hamdan, MD, Medical Director of both the Vein Center and the Vascular Laboratory at BIDMC and a national leader in the research and treatment of vascular diseases. “The Vein Center in BIDMC’s CardioVascular Institute offers patients a number of highly effective non-invasive treatments for varicose veins, including radiofrequency ablation, or venous closure, as well as micro-phlebectomy.” The division also provides sclerotherapy treatment for spider veins, and treatments for the management of complex wounds.

Marc Schermerhorn, MD, PhD, Chief of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at BIDMC, said, “The IAC ‘seal of approval’ assures our patients and referring physicians that BIDMC’s Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery meets or exceeds the national standards of excellence in vein care, wound care and ultrasound testing.”

The re-accreditation of BIDMC’s Vascular Laboratory assures patients and providers of the highest quality diagnostic testing and screening for aortic aneurysm, carotid disease, peripheral artery disease, venous reflux, renal disease and intestinal disorders. “All of the technologists in our Vascular Laboratory have received special licensure in vascular ultrasound and their combined experience totals more than 70 years of expertise,” said Hamdan.

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a patient care, teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School and consistently ranks as a national leader among independent hospitals in National Institutes of Health funding.

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