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Colorado's Vein Specialist for over a Decade Also a Source for Second Opinions


For patients looking for vein care in Colorado today, for the record, there is no affiliation between Dr. Albert, Albert Vein Institute (AVI), and any vein practice that claims to be “Colorado’s largest network of vein clinics.” Dr. Albert has practiced as COLORADO’S VEIN SPECIALIST for 11 years and counting after a prestigious career as a Cardiovascular Surgeon. At AVI our focus is on quality of our vein care not quantity of vein clinic locations. Dr. Albert is always your physician from your initial consultation throughout the duration of your care at either location in Lone Tree and Colorado Springs. AVI is proud of our accomplishment as Colorado’s only vein practice to receive the prominent IAC (Intersocietal Accreditation Commission) Accreditation for both Vein Center and Vascular Testing.

Click here to read related information in our blogs: AVI: Colorado’s First and Only IAC Accredited Vein Center Facility, Accredited Vein Center Provides Best Outcomes, and Not All Vein Centers Are Equal.

The Internet has brought great things to our lives but has generated confusion for patients on issues described above. Phlebology practice websites (varicose veins and spider veins care) are filled with appealing glossy pictures and excessiveirrelevant information about their providers that has absolutely nothing to do with the skill, experience, and yes, ethics of the provider who may actually be performing the patient’s procedures. Patients should beware of the bait and switch. Patients may originally meet one physician with adequate procedural qualifications. Subsequently they may be placed in the hands of another physician whose primary training was non-procedural and more focused around diagnosing the flu. Even worse they may be left in the care of an unsupervised physician assistant. There is no vetting of information placed on medical websites and patients should “trust but verify” by obtaining second opinions.

Click here to read related information in our blogs: Only the Doctor can be a “Phlebologist and Consumer Protection: Do your Homework.

There are no accredited fellowship-training programs in the State of Colorado that have official approval by a national overseeing healthcare accreditation organization. The only official “Phlebology Fellowship” is at New York University in New York City.

AVI has earned the prominent and credible description of Colorado’s Vein Specialist from our time-proven system of accurate diagnosis, utilization of best available therapies, and appropriate follow up protocols to prevent recurrence. Dr. Albert has incorporated the lessons learned from 25 years of his Cardiac Surgical practice into an efficient and detail-oriented team approach with his participation and leadership for patient care in both facilities At AVI we frequently evaluate and complete treatment for patients who have received inadequate care elsewhere. Even if you are dissatisfied with vein treatment from years ago, you are likely still able to have improvement and resolution of your issues with Dr. Albert as your physician. If you have any concerns about the treatment proposed for you at another vein practice, Dr. Albert and the AVI team welcome you to visit us for a second opinion. We will provide an honest assessment of the accuracy and appropriateness of what has been proposed for you.