Dr. Paul Lucas Of The Vascular Center At Mercy Discusses "VeinGogh" Treatment For Spider, Varicose Veins

June 13, 2011
Vascular Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Mercy vascular surgeon Dr. Paul Lucas

Many women are unhappy with unwanted varicose veins, but a new procedure called VeinGogh is helping solve the problem with no downtime.

Varicose veins can appear on the face or the limbs, and those that appear on the legs are often a source of embarrassment for women.

At Mercy Medical Center's Vascular Center, vascular surgeon Dr. Paul Lucas is excited about VeinGogh.

"VeinGogh is not a laser treatment. It is a microburst of energy through a hair-like metallic probe," he explained. "What it does is it gives a microburst of electricity in the area around the vein wall that causes the vein wall to collapse, which will completely collapse the vein permanently."

According to Dr. Lucas, there's no downtime to the treatment, although there may be some residual redness after the procedure, which will go away. VeinGogh is a cosmetic treatment, so it's not covered by insurance. It costs $250 for a treatment.

Dan Collins - Senior Director of Media Relations at Mercy Medical Center

Dan Collins, Senior Director of Media Relations

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Founded in 1874 in downtown Baltimore by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Medical Center is a 183-licensed bed acute care university-affiliated teaching hospital. Mercy has been recognized as a top Maryland hospital by U.S. News & World Report; a Top 100 hospital for Women’s Health & Orthopedics by Healthgrades; is currently A-rated for Hospital Safety (Leapfrog Group), and is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet Hospital. Mercy Medical Center is part of Mercy Health Services (MHS), the parent of Mercy’s primary care and specialty care physician enterprise, known as Mercy Personal Physicians, which employs more than 200 providers with locations in Baltimore, Lutherville, Overlea, Glen Burnie, Columbia and Reisterstown. For more information about Mercy, visit www.mdmercy.com, MDMercyMedia on FacebookTwitter, or call 1-800-MD-Mercy.

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