Thursday, September 5, 2013

A Farewell to Betty

Total Vein Care has been fortunate to have staff nurse Betty Wilkins as part of our team since our inception. Her compassionate care to our vein patients was the hallmark of her reputation. Betty has recently left our practice to enjoy a well-earned retirement.

Betty's retirement reception

Betty's cheerful disposition, dedication to excellence of medical care delivery and her loyalty to our physicians will be missed by both our staff and our patients. Our remaining Total Vein Care staff wishes Betty the very best.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Total Vein Care Surgeon Showcased on Local KY News


Dr. Tom Greenlee talks with ABC 36 News at Noon about varicose veins

 If you didn’t see it, ABC36 News at Noon recently interviewed Dr. Tom Greenlee of Total Vein Care in Lexington, KY
Dr. Greenlee shared his expertise on what causes venous disease, what it means for patients, and a new technology he has pioneered in our region called VenaCure EVLT. We were excited to have the opportunity to reach out to help the public understand the options now available for treatment.
You can view the segment online here:

As a leading practice focused on general surgery and vascular treatment, we take pride in providing the best care to our patients and it’s nice when we can share that beyond our immediate family of patients. If we don’t see you soon, we always invite you to visit us online at:
Total Vein Care Staff
(859) 278-4960

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Total Vein Care Staff attend IVC Meeting in Miami

 Betty Wilkins, Dr. Tom Greenlee, and Amy Blackford
The International Vein Congress meeting in Miami, Florida recently celebrated the 10th year of gathering physicians from around the country and the world  to learn the newest treatments for venous disorders. Total Vein Care staff have traveled to Miami for this meeting for the last four years. We consider this meeting to be essential in bringing  the latest information on the treatment of superficial and deep vein disease back to our practice in Lexington.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Men Have Varicose Veins? Who Knew?

Male patient, before EVLT
Same patient, following outpatient EVLT
The majority of our laser surgery vein patients are women. The risk factors for varicose veins are being female, pregnancy and family genetics, so it makes sense that men are at less of a risk for this painful and disfiguring condition. Many men don't realize that there is a treatment for this issue, and they often suffer needlessly. 
The patient photos above show the dramatic difference men can expect following this outpatient procedure. Left untreated, these veins would have continued to make standing painful, and may have eventually resulted in venous ulcers.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

When one leg is worse than the other, treatment is an option

Our EVLT ablation system is the perfect treatment for type of vein problem seen in the photo on the right. Patients sometimes have one problematic leg, while the opposite limb is normal.
The physical discomfort and cosmetic issues that arise from this scenario are treated in our day surgery unit at Total Vein Care. Treatment allowed this patient the freedom to get back into shorts for the spring season.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Elizabeth sets high standards in our ultrasound lab

Elizabeth Mortara, Total Vein Care Vascular Lab Director

Total Vein Care is fortunate to have talented and dedicated staff. Elizabeth has worked for us for many years, and has done thousands of vascular studies for our surgeons. 
Elizabeth attended the International Vein Conference in Miami, Florida this past May, where she was updated on the newest information available in her field.