Embarrassed by Veins on Your Ankles and Feet?

Many people think varicose and spider veins only appear on the legs; however, we see many patients who are embarrassed to show their ankles and feet due to these conditions as well.
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    Dr. Lee Discusses Painful Leg Cramps and Venous Insufficiency on Mass Appeal

Dr. Lee Discusses Painful Leg Cramps and Venous Insufficiency on Mass Appeal

Dr. Lee appeared on Mass Appeal to talk about painful leg cramps and swelling caused by varicose veins and venous insufficiency.
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    Everything You Need to Know about Sclerotherapy for Spider Vein Treatment

Everything You Need to Know about Sclerotherapy for Spider Vein Treatment

In this article, Sclerotherapy: Everything You Need to Know about this Treatment For Making Spider Veins Disappear, on Spotlyte, our physician assistant, Ryan MacDonald, PA-C, discusses the importance of choosing a provider with extensive experience in sclerotherapy if you are considering this treatment for varicose veins.

Leg Cramps at Night Could be a Sign of Venous Insufficiency

Being jolted awake during the night with painful leg cramps is not only a rude awakening, but may also be the symptom of a more serious condition: venous insufficiency

Put a Spring in Your Step! We Can Help

Another New England winter is winding down, which may make you anxious to get outside for some fresh air and exercise. But before you hit the trail, review our tips to help put a spring in your step.

Discovering Your Risk for Potentially Deadly Blood Clots

March is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month and a good opportunity to review your risk factors for developing potentially deadly blood clots known as deep vein thrombosis or DVT.

Love Your Legs: 6 Tips to Help

Our legs carry us up, down and all around, all year long. This February, love your legs by showing them a little extra TLC. Here are six ideas to make your legs look and feel great.

2018 LEEF iGala

We are proud to support the Longmeadow Educational Excellence Foundation and hope to see you at their 2018 LEEF iGala on November 3!

5th Annual Western Mass Mom Prom

Join us on October 26 at the Delaney House to kick up your heels for a great cause!

9 Jobs that May Contribute to Varicose Veins

Learn what professions may put you at greatest risk, and well as information about prevention and treatment, in our latest blog.

Empty Nest, Fuller Living

While we miss our children when they leave the nest and become independent, or relatively independent, adults, it also gives us more time to pursue our own interests and activities.

Varicose Vein Leg Pain Intensifies in Summer

While the George Gershwin song may say, “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy,” most of our patients who have varicose veins express a different sentiment, noting that their leg pain increases during the hot summer months.

Dr. Lee Discusses DVT on Western Mass News

Dr. K. Francis Lee appeared on the “Better Western Mass” show yesterday on Western Mass News, WGGB-40 to discuss the prevalence and dangers of deep vein thrombosis in recognition of March as DVT Awareness Month.

March is DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) Awareness Month

March is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month, also known as Blood Clot Awareness Month. Dr. K. Francis Lee, medical director at Advanced Vein Care Center, one of the premier treatment centers in New England for venous diseases, discussed the importance of deep vein blood clots, noting that increased awareness is needed for the public.

Choosing the vein care center that’s right for you

Whether you are simply seeking treatment for unsightly spider veins, or have more serious conditions like venous insufficiency, varicose veins, blood clots in your legs or venous stasis ulcers, it’s important to ask the right questions when deciding where to go for treatment.

Love Your Legs This February!

Are you experiencing tired, aching, restless legs? We’ve added additional New Patient Appointments during February to meet with Dr. Lee and our team of providers for people experiencing medical problems related to venous insufficiency. 

We are also offering free consultations in the month of February to meet with our Physician Assistant to discuss cosmetic treatment options for spider veins!

Call us at 413-732-4242 to schedule your consultation today!


By |February 8th, 2017|Other|

Need an Urgent Appointment?

If you need an urgent appointment, please call out receptionist at 413-732-4242. We will make every effort to you an appointment as quickly as possible.

To request a consultation, please fill out the form below:

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The Harm of Sitting

For some, a livelihood can be made from the strength of their bodies. Serena Williams. Michael Phelps. Usain Bolt. They worship their bodies with exercise, high-quality food, massages, and sleep. These athletes forge their bodies and skillsets into art; and we, the awe-inspired, wonder at them.

The Nightmare of Leg Cramps—Chronic Pain Awareness Month

Have you ever woken at night to the debilitating, piercing pain of a leg cramp? If so, you are not alone. It’s been shown that 33.6% of the general public experience night-time muscle cramps, and as high as 50% among those with chronic venous insufficiency.

IAC Accreditation – What We Are

Feedback comes in many forms—from the mother’s lips to a child, or from a restaurant reviewer’s keyboard to a chef—but there is one thing that remains constant. Everyone needs feedback. The more paperwork-intensive, the more people avoid it. But no matter how uncomfortable receiving feedback may be, the complete lack of it is also unnerving—we succumb to easy complacency, or worse, we doubt our work and worry: “How are we doing?”

Why Do Your Legs Hurt More in the Summer?

Many people ask why their legs ache more in the summer than at other times of the year. The answer involves many different factors – some apparent, some beneath the surface, just like your veins.

Call to Book Appointment for Upcoming Vein Screening!

Our next Vein Screening will be held Tuesday, September 15th.  Call now to book your appointment!

(413) 732-4242

By |October 15th, 2014|Other|

Lovely Westfield Woman’s Club

It’s been such a long, dreary, cold winter. In western Massachusetts, April can be especially more sad and bleak when the Nor’easter persists across our towns and dumps snow and icy rain with spite. So it was with great pleasure and anticipation one sunny afternoon last week that I drove to Westfield to give a talk on vein conditions and treatments. A very lovely woman named Mary Ellen Anderson from the Westfield Woman’s Club had invited me to address their members at their monthly lunch meeting.

The Importance of Seeing a Vein Specialist

Vein specialists are striving to develop newer and more effective techniques for treating varicose and spider veins. They are also devoted to discovering safer and more advanced methods of treating vein diseases.

Vein specialists have become much more popular and credible in recent years. The importance of seeing a vein specialist is also much more realized and understood than ever before. Patients suffering from varicose veins, spider veins or any type of vein disease used to have little recourse in seeking treatment aside from undergoing vascular surgery. As technologies and techniques have advanced, the options have grown and become much safer than they used to be.

Suffering with vein problems is no longer necessary, and varicose and spider veins are not as life threatening as they once were. Vein specialists are now able to offer safe and efficient treatment options to their patients. These treatments take less time and require less recovery time after undergoing a procedure.

What do Vein Specialists Do?
A vein specialist is an expert in the field of phlebology. This medical specialty employs the use of advanced techniques and technologies to treat varicose veins and spider veins. It is also the medical practice focused on treating vein diseases.

Relatively new to recognition as being trained in a medical specialty field, vein specialists employ the use of several techniques to treat their patients. These techniques may include one or more of the following:

Sclerotherapy: The injection of medication into problem veins, which causes them to collapse and be absorbed into the body
ELA (Endovenous Laser Ablation): The use of a vascular laser to destroy blood vessels while avoiding damage to surrounding skin
Phlebectomy: The surgical removal of problem veins

Why See a Vein Specialist
Vein problems that are left untreated can […]

I am pleased with the clinical result.

Veins are removed – swelling and pain is gone in left leg. Right leg is still a little varicose after laser. Yes, I am pleased with the clinical result. So far, so good. Dr. Lee was great – very comfortable procedure – pretty laid back – and that’s good – and reassuring. The surgical physician assistant’s been great. I had a similar phlebectomy a few years back, and this one went so much smoother. Recovery was quick and the procedure was very smooth. The nurse was fine. Everything’s been very professional and courteous here. Thumbs up. In all honesty, the best wait times (minimal) I have experienced. Yes, most definitely, I would recommend this practice.
—Glenn from Stockbridge, MA

By |February 27th, 2014|Testimonials|

My legs each feel much better than before!

My legs each feel much better than before. I am pleased. Dr. Lee was great to talk to, he listens, you can tell he cares. The surgical physician assistant is so sweet, easy to talk to. Everyone I came in contact in Dr. Lee’s office are all very pleasant. Scheduling was very easy, worked well with my crazy schedule. You don’t wait long, everything flows very smoothly. I will be recommending this practice. I have a sister that I know should come in.
—Teresa from West Springfield, MA

By |February 27th, 2014|Testimonials|

Wonderful. My legs are clear.

Wonderful. I have no varicose veins showing. My legs are clear. No pain – easy with Dr. Lee.   The surgical physician assistant was wonderful, I felt she really was interested in me and my results. This made me feel at ease. My experience with the nurse was very nice, and the staff were great and very helpful appointments. I would recommend AVCC to my family and friends!

— N. C. from Longmeadow, MA

By |February 16th, 2014|Testimonials|

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