Conditions We Treat

All treatments are performed in the office by Dr. Plaza-Ponte personally, using only local anesthetic.

Varicose Veins ›
Varicose veins are swollen, dilated and tortuous veins – usually blue or dark purple – that usually occur in the legs. They may also be lumpy, ropy or twisted in appearance.

Spider Veins ›
Spider veins are tiny varicose veins that may be blue or red in color. They do not protrude above the skin surface and frequently look like a spider.

Venous Leg Ulcers ›
A leg ulcer is a long-lasting (chronic) sore on the leg or foot that takes more than 4-6 weeks to heal. Venous leg ulcers are estimated to affect around 1 in 500 people, or 1% of the adult population in the Western hemisphere, although they become much more common with age.

Phlebitis (SVT) ›
Phlebitis (superficial thrombophlebitis or SVT) is inflammation of a vein just beneath the skin due to a blood clot. The condition is diagnosed by physical examination and confirmed by Duplex Ultrasound.

Blood Clots (DVT) ›
Every year many thousands of people in the USA develop blood clots in a vein. It’s known as Venous Thrombosis. This is a serious, potentially fatal medical condition. Although serious, most clots can be completely avoided.

Pulmonary Embolism (PE) ›
A pulmonary embolism is a blockage in the pulmonary artery, which is the blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the lungs. This blockage, usually a blood clot, is potentially life threatening, as it can prevent blood from reaching the lungs.

Pittsburgh Vein Center is an Accredited Facility for Vascular Testing through IAC. 

The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) programs for accreditation are dedicated to ensuring quality patient care and promoting health care and all support one common mission: Improving health care through accreditation®.

Pittsburgh Vein Center is an Accredited Facility for Vascular Testing through IAC. 

The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) programs for accreditation are dedicated to ensuring quality patient care and promoting health care and all support one common mission: Improving health care through accreditation®.

Pittsburgh Vein Center is an Accredited Facility for Vascular Testing through IAC.

The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) programs for accreditation are dedicated to ensuring quality patient care and promoting health care and all support one common mission: Improving health care through accreditation®.