Vascular Surgery Specialist

Advanced Vein & Laser Center

Vascular Surgeons & Aesthetic Specialist

Highly skilled vascular surgeons Steven Heird, MD, FACS, and David Winand, MD, FACS, offer personalized patient care for a full spectrum of vein disorders. They provide state-of-the-art treatments, including ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, at Advanced Vein & Laser Center locations in York and Lancaster, Pennsylvania. If you’re looking for the best treatment for vein problems, call or book an appointment online today.

Vascular Surgery Q & A

What is vascular surgery?

Vascular surgery is the medical specialty that focuses on treating diseases that affect your blood vessels, both veins and arteries. Vascular surgeons manage and treat blood vessels in every part of the body except the brain and heart.

Your circulatory system is made up of arteries that carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to other parts of your body, and veins that return oxygen-depleted blood to the heart. When problems occur anywhere in your circulatory system, it can affect the blood flow to any part of your body.

What conditions does a vascular surgeon treat?

Healthy veins are essential for a healthy life. Expert vascular surgeons Dr. Heird and Dr. Winand treat a wide range of vein problems, including:

  • Varicose veins
  • Spider veins
  • Venous insufficiency

Though varicose and spider veins aren’t typically life-threatening conditions, they can lead to serious complications if left untreated. Dr. Heird and Dr. Winand provide customized treatment to help you prevent vein disorder complications such as:

  • Venous ulcers
  • Blood clots
  • Stroke

If you experience any symptoms of a vein condition, it’s important to schedule an appointment at AVLC in York or Lancaster as soon as possible.

What procedures does a vascular surgeon perform?

Advanced Vein & Laser Center is the foremost provider of advanced treatments for vein disorders. Dr. Heird and Dr. Winand perform state-of-the-art procedures, such as:

  • Traditional sclerotherapy
  • Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy
  • Ambulatory phlebectomy
  • Radiofrequency ablation

Dr. Heird and Dr. Winand perform these minimally invasive, outpatient procedures at the AVLC York and Lancaster locations, respectively. Each location has cutting-edge technology such as an on-site ultrasound and a VeinViewer® device.

Sclerotherapy involves injecting a special foaming solution into veins to collapse the blood vessel and block blood flow. Radiofrequency ablation treats varicose veins through the surface of the skin, while ambulatory phlebectomy removes segments of superficial veins through a tiny incision.

How do I know if I need to see a vascular surgeon?

In most cases, your primary care physician refers you to Dr. Heird or Dr. Winand at AVLC. However, if you suffer from symptoms of varicose veins or other vein problems, such as leg pain or cramps, don’t hesitate to call Advanced Vein & Laser Center or book an appointment online.