VEIN Magazine Podcast

VEIN Magazine Podcast

Featuring real discussions on venous disease and treatment. We bring together leaders in the venous treatment world to talk about the latest developments, events, and discoveries relating to venous management and care. If you're involved in vein care, then this is the podcast for you.


June 2, 2021 31 mins

About Dr. Anthony Comerota (Host)

Dr. Comerota is a board-certified vascular surgeon. He joined Inova as the Medical Director of the Eastern Region Heart and Vascular Institute, with over 36 years of clinical experience. Dr. Comerota served as a faculty member at Temple University Health Sciences Center where he became Chief of Vascular Surgery, Professor of Surgery, Program Director of General and Vascular Surgery, President of the...

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Steve Elias: Welcome everybody once again to the Vein Magazine Podcast, or better known as vein specialists sitting around and talking, having drinks. Today we're at the American Venous Forum annual meeting, and with us is Peter Lawrence from UCLA, Peter Gloviczki from the Mayo Clinic and Mark Meissner, from the entire world because he is the world's best-known vein specialist. Is this true Mark Meissner?

Mark Meissner: I have no r...

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In this episode, Dr. Steve Elias is joined by Dr. Thomas Maldonado from NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Peter Pappas from Center for Vein Restoration and Dr. Thom Rooke from the Mayo Clinic to discuss lymphedema and phlebolymphedema. Thank you to our sponsor Tactile Medical, maker of the Flexitouch. The Flexitouch system is an advanced intermittent pneumatic compression device (lymphedema pump) used by tens of thousands of pati...
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Getting vascular residents excited about vein disease can be hard, especially when the bulk of their training focuses on arterial care.

Yet, as they enter their careers, they are likely to find that up to 80 percent of their patients need treatment for chronic venous insufficiency-related conditions like varicose veins.

“We are doing our trainees a disservice if we don’t offer a dedicated venous rotation,” said Ellen, a vascular su...

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Harkening back to the first VEIN podcast, this episode seeks to gain a wider perspective on the vein world—not from physicians, like before, but from vein specialists who work to improve patient care through product innovation.

In this episode, Scott Centea, Sr. Director of Global Marketing, Peripheral Vascular at AngioDynamics; Brian Dempsey, Peripheral Account Manager at Philips Healthcare; and Eric Heil, Vice President of US Com...

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Dr. Steve Elias speaks with Dr. Angela A. Kokkosis and Dr. Pamela S. Kim, both of whom work at Stony Brook Medicine, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, to see what some of the younger members of the vein community have to say about the ever-evolving world of veins.
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Dr. Steve Elias is joined by some of the faculty of the New York Venous Symposium which will be held in New York on April 11, 12 and 13, 2019. Here, Drs. Ellen Dillavou, Kathleen Gibson, Neil Khilnani, and Joseph Raffetto discuss what they love about the meeting, why it's unique and what attendees can expect from the 2019 symposium. Learn why the NYVS has become known as the most interactive meeting in the vein space and what's in...

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Recorded from the 9th annual European Venous Forum Hands-On Workshop. EVF HOW course directors Dr. Marianne De Maeseneer from Belgium, Dr. Tomasz Urbanek from Poland and Dr. Steven Black from the UK join Dr. Steve Elias at the 2018 EVF HOW meeting in Cyprus to discuss the 2018 meeting and venous education in Europe. To learn more about the European Venous Forum visit
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January 14, 2019 23 mins

Dr. Steve Elias is joined by Dr. Margaret Mann, chair of the Improving Wisely project with the American Vein and Lymphatic Society and AVLS President Dr. Marlin Schull. What is the Improving Wisely project? How is it being applied to the vein specialty? And what were the results of the 2018 pilot program?

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December 13, 2018 28 mins

In this episode Drs. Steve Elias, Mark Meissner, and Neil Khilnani discuss the organization formerly known as the American College of Phlebology's (ACP's) recent name change to the American Vein and Lymphatic Society (the AVLS). What was behind this decision and what was the process of choosing a new name.

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August 13, 2018 19 mins

Ep 3. Too Many Venous Meetings?

Welcome to the VEIN Magazine Podcast with Dr. Steve Elias—Real discussions on venous disease and treatment.

Dr. Steve Elias joins Dr. Bill Marston and Dr. Mark Meissner to talk about the state of venous education meetings.

Are these meetings the best format for CME? Can online education be viable? And where are the West-coast meetings?

To learn more about EVM, visit expertvenousmana...

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Behind the scenes at Expert Venous Management 2018

Welcome to the VEIN Magazine Podcast —Real discussions on venous disease and treatment.

Our host Dr. Steve Elias shares some whiskey with Dr. Nicos Labropoulos and Dr. Tony Gasparis while discussing EVM and venous education.

How was the Expert Venous Management course started, how is it different, and what’s in store for 2019?

Learn more about Expert Venous Management and ...

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The ATTRACT Trial—what are the practical takeaways?

Real, practical info for the venous specialist.

The episode is hosted by Dr. Steve Elias and we have the principal investigator on the ATTRACT Trial, Dr. Suresh Vedantham, as well as Dr. Bill Marston, Dr. Raghu Kolluri and Dr. Darren Schneider.

For a complete transcript of this discussion, visit the VEIN Magazine website.

One year later, what did the ATTRACT Trial NOT tell us, and...

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