WANT YOUR VEINS TREATED?

Modern Vein treatments are done in the office, minimally invasive, no vein strippings, no painful saline injections. Multiple therapies are customized to your needs.

DON'T WORRY, COME IN

Start with a free vein screening where we just talk to you, imagine that? We show you a video of some treatment options, tell you if you will need an ultrasound scan for diagnosis, vein treatment mapping. and possible hoops to jump if you are trying to meet insurance guidelines and restrictions…..or schedule you for cosmetic injections, if that is all you need.

We will teach you about compression stockings and socks that are medically good for your circulation and van prevent Blood clots that are genetically influenced and by prolonged travelling, sitting, standing, well just life! We carry compression garments in the office and we are all registered “hose fitters,” yes they should be fitted. If we don’t have your size, we order with a credit card or cash or flexible spending and ship to your home.

So stop worrying. We are great with verbal anesthesia with our MD, RN, MA staff to hold hands, order Valium if necessary for medical treatments, topical anesthetics, local anesthetics, or a cute squeeze ball for good measure. We listen intently to your needs.

There are new FDA treatments that have just come out and we are excited to teach you about that too- a new Glue called VenaSeal that requires no compression stockings after treatment- if you qualify by ultrasound scan and our MD diagnosis.

Call us today 480-775-8460 and schedule your first step to healthy legs! Sincerely Submitted, Terri Morrison RN, BS Co-Founder MorrisonVein Institute

 

 

 

 

 

“ Higher patient satisfaction = more time with patient and better solutions.”

Venous patients come to see a doctor about their veins for many reasons:

  • Cosmetic or surface veins may bring them for a consult because they are embarrassed to wear clothing that reveals them to others.

  • “Veins are inherited” many women say that their Mom, Dad, Grandparents had “awful legs” and they don’t want to get that way…

  • “Veins Hurt” and many doctors or family members haven’t believed them. They are told it is a “natural part of aging”, the symptoms are all in their head, “everyone’s legs hurt” when they stand at their job, restless legs are inherited but not related to their veins, and even worse they didn’t know that deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and multiple miscarriages could be related to their thrombophilia and vein disease and could have been prevented in so many with preventative treatments and compression stockings.

  • Varicose veins and spider vein treatments have improved over the last 15-20 years. They heard horror stories about vein stripping and painful saline injections.  They saw people suffer with recurrences even after stripping and injections and didn’t know why? Who should they pick and what therapy should they have?

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  • Vein ruptures: the typical one is a women hits a fragile vein while shaving, or a man knocks against a vein with lifting at a job and the result is dramatic at first and they usually seek attention right away.

    PATIENTS MUST THEN FIND A VEIN DOCTOR, A PHLEBOLOGIST WHO HAS EXPERIENCE IN ALL TREATMENT MODALITIES:

  • RADIO-FREQUENCY OR LASER ABLATION TECHNIQUES WITH HEAT

  • CHEMICAL ABLATION USING FOAM SCLEROTHERAPY FOR ULTRASOUND GUIDED TREATMENT OF THE REMAINING REFLUXING VEINS AFTER SAPHENOUS VEIN CLOSURES

  • VENASEAL, CYANOACRYLATE ADHESIVE WHICH REQUIRES NO HEAT, NOR LOCAL TUMESCENT ANESTHESIA 

  • SURFACE VEIN SCLEROTHERAPY USING FDA APPROVED MEDICINES CALLED ASCLERA OR STS ( SODIUM TETRADECHOL SULFATE) OR VARISOLVE FOAM FOR SPIDER VEINS, TELENGECTASIAS, VENULECTASIAS THAT COULD RUPTURE, AS MENTIONED ABOVE.
  • AMBUALTORY PHELBECTOMY: MICROSURGERY DONE IN OFFICE TO REMOVE BULGING SKIN VEINS INSTEAD OF JUST INJECTING THEM OR LEAVING THEM, FAR WORSE.
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    NOW ALL THESE PATIENTS NEED AN EXAMINATION FIRST WITH SPECIFIC VENOUS ULTRASOUND BY A VEIN SPECIALIST RVT OR RVPh (Medical doctor)

    THEN THE PROCESS OF TEACHING ABOUT ALL THE THERAPIES AVAILABLE AND THOSE THAT ARE UNIQUE TO THE PATIENT.

  • THIS IS WHERE THE REAL TALENTS OF THE PRACTICE COME IN BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO TELL THE PATIENT WHAT IS NEEDED AND THEN TELL THEM WHAT THEIR INSURANCE COMPANIES WILL ALLOW OR WILL NOT!

  •  4-6 HOURS OF TEACHING AND HAND HOLDING FOR THE PATIENTS, BEGINS WITH HOURS OF WORK TO SEE IF INSURANCE IS EVEN AN OPTION AND IF NOT WHAT ELSE??

    SO MY ENDING IS: THERE IS A DIFFERENCE IN VEIN CLINICS AND WE WANT OUR PUBLIC TO SEE THE DIFFERENCE THAT EXPERIENCE MAKES, COMBINED WITH A REMARKABLE TEAM OF RNS AND PATIENT ADVOCATES WHO WILL WALK VEIN PATIENTS THROUGH THE FIRST, SECOND, THIRD PART OF VEIN CARE AND REMAIN WITH THEM THROUGH THE JOURNEY OF GENETIC VEIN DISEASE WITH A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO HEALTHY LEGS!

    COME TALK TO US @MORRISONVEIN 480-775-8460

    INFO@MORRISONVEIN.COM

Got Veins? We Need Patients for a Clinical Research Study

Do you have large, bulging, painful veins in your leg or have been diagnosed with symptomatic varicose veins? We need patients who have varicose veins, and want to have them treated.
Morrison Vein Institute is a clinical site participating in a research study that you may qualify for.
This VeClose clinical research study compares a new treatment method for symptomatic varicose veins with a current treatment option. If you qualify to participate, your procedure costs are covered by the research trial.
If you would like more information about this study, please call about the VeClose clinical study: Morrison Vein Institute at 480-860-6455

Medical Volunteer Trip to 3rd World

Amigos de Salud, which loosely translated means Friends of Health, provides medical and surgical care and supplies to people with limited resources in Central and South America. Under the direction of co-founders Nick Morrison, MD, and his wife Terri Morrison, RN, a team of more than 40 volunteer physicians, nurses, other clinicians and support staff travel to Central or South America every summer for more than 20 years, to provide free medical care.

During this week-long trip, the team will screen, evaluate and treat approximately 2,500 children and adults. “This is grassroots medical care,” explains Dr. Morrison “It is a remarkable experience for all concerned and embodies a unique one-on-one impact that is difficult to describe,” continues Dr. Morrison. “As medical professionals, we can give back in time and talent to individuals who desperately need our care.”

This humanitarian effort comprises a multi-specialty medical team of physicians from all over the world, specializing in general surgery, pediatrics, orthopedics, vein disease, gynecology, family practice, anesthesiology and colorectal surgery, as well as an audiologist, and nurses with experience in numerous fields.

The volunteers of Amigos de Salud work throughout the year to gather equipment and donations, so they can set up and perform complex operations in a matter of days. The “Amigos” group has no paid staff and no overhead, therefore 100% of donations go directly to the volunteer effort. As you might imagine, this is a huge endeavor only made possible by generous supporters. Donated medical services, equipment, supplies, medications, and money are essential to the continuing success of these all-volunteer trips. All volunteers not only donate their time and skill, they also pay for their own airfare, trip expenses and some equipment. Sutures, operating room equipment, anesthesia machinery, gloves, gowns, drapes, antibiotics, dressings, IVs, etc. are all purchased or donated. The Morrisons purchase compression stockings to bring along for those in need of vein care.

Amigos volunteers are working frivolously to prepare for their upcoming trip to Nicaragua at the end of July. The group packs all supplies into these bins and takes them on the airplane with them.

Excerpted from Article By Steve Gilbert, Perfectify Magazine

Posted By Kelly Lorenzen

Phlebology Experts Meeting in Croatia this Month

Dr. Morrison will travel to Hvar, Croatia for the “UIP International Consensus Meeting on Practical Guidelines for Endovenous Thermal Ablation of Varicose Veins” to be held May 25-27. This is an international group of experts gathered to develop best practice guidelines for treatment of saphenous veins with laser or radiofrequency energy. This procedure is used to alleviate varicose veins and symptoms associated with them such as leg aching, pain, night cramps, restless leg, itching, burning, and foot or ankle swelling. The Morrison Vein Institute (MVI) has been performing these procedures since 1999 and many adaptations of these procedures have been developed at MVI.

World-Renowned Phlebologists Meet in Sedona

Dr. Morrison hosted the 5th Annual Sedona Days medical conference which featured extensive discussions among nearly 40 invited vein specialists, including many of the leading phlebologists in the world. This unique conference format was developed for German-speaking phlebologists in Appenzell, Switzerland and in 2007 Dr. Morrison organized and hosted the 1st Sedona Days conference.

This year the compression stocking company, Medi, provided an unrestricted education grant to allow the conference to continue on an annual basis, for which Dr. Morrison and all invited attendees thanked the Medi staff.

The topics that were covered included Compression Therapy for Mixed Ulcers, presented by Drs. Hugo Partsch of Austria and Giovanni Mosti of Italy, perhaps the two most important investigators in the world regarding compression therapy; Mechanical Phlebectomy by Prof. Tom Wakefield, from the University of Michigan; Patient Positioning for Venous Duplex Examination and Duplex Findings in Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency by Joseph Zygmunt,RVT and Diana Neuhardt, RVT, two of the most respected sonographers in the U.S.; Complex Venous Disorder Live Case Duplex Evaluation by Dr. Nicos Labropoulos of Stonybrook University; Management of Superficial Thrombophlebitis and Indications for Factor Xa Inhibitors by Dr. Stephanie Dentoni, Vascular Medicine specialist; Bonn Vein Study and Vein Consult Project by Prof. Eberhard Rabe, President of the German Phlebology Society and Felizitas Pannier of Maastricht University, Netherlands; Long Catheter Foam Sclerotherapy and Duration of Injected Active Sclerosant by Dr. Attilio Cavezzi of Italy; Pelvic Venous Insufficiency by Drs. Mark Meissner from the University of Washington and Mel Rosenblatt of Connecticut; Inflammatory Aspects of Venous Disease by Dr. Joseph Raffetto from the VA Hospital in Bostin, and Markers of Progressive Primary Venous Insufficiency by Drs. Robert Kistner, one of the true pioneers of deep venous disease treatment, and Tony Gasparis of the Stonybrook University.

The presentations were outstanding as were the following discussions, some of which were held on a hike into the wilderness around Sedona Red Rock country.

We are very grateful to Medi, for the supporting grant and look forward to next year’s conference.

Blood Clot or DVT?

According to Dr Morrison, “About 5% of the U.S. population has a blood clotting disorder which means they are more likely to form blood clots in their veins than other people. Blood clots in arteries can cause very serious, even life-threatening problems and occur spontaneously. Blood clots in veins, on the other hand, are not usually dangerous unless they occur in so-called deep veins in the legs or pelvis – a Deep Vein Thrombosis or DVT. Because of the possibility of patients forming these venous blood clots, especially after a medical procedure, it is imperative that all patients be followed carefully, including with ultrasound to detect these venous blood clots after all but the most superficial vein treatment.” Please consult a Phlebologist, aka vein doctor, if you have any concerns about blood clots, DVT’s, or your vein health.

No more Saline, now Asclera

Polidocanol, now FDA-approved name is called Asclera and Sotradecol have replaced painful saline solutions. Now the medicine is painless, and doesn’t sting patients. It can be given in a liquid or foam based injection, as seen on Dr. Oz.

All sclerosing medicines make the vein look like it disappears at the time of the injection- this shows us that the vein was treated- but it is a biological process for the vein to close. We have found that compression stockings after the sessions improve appearance and minimize the risks of side effects like staining or matting. This is an international consensus.