Advanced Vein Care Center Expands as Part of Center for Vein Restoration

Partnership increases access to expert vascular care in western Massachusetts

Advanced Vein Care Center (AVCC), one of the premier treatment centers in New England for venous diseases, is now part of Center for Vein Restoration (CVR), the largest physician-led vein center in the U.S. with more than 100 locations in 22 states and Washington D.C.

K. Francis Lee, MD, FACS, founder and medical director of AVCC, will continue as the lead physician, seeing patients full-time. The advanced practitioners and caring office staff at AVCC will also remain at the Springfield location.

“I am excited about this opportunity to grow the practice and ensure its longevity. I founded AVCC in 2006 in response to the increasing demand for advanced treatments for venous insufficiency, varicose veins and other vein conditions. We have helped thousands of patients since that time with great success. CVR’s expertise and resources will allow us to treat even more patients.” – Dr. K. Francis Lee

Center for Vein Restoration was established in 2007 by world-renowned and highly respected cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon Sanjiv Lakhanpal, MD, FACS, and provides expert venous health care that radically improves lives. Just as Dr. Lakhanpal envisioned, CVR offers safe, personalized and positive treatment to people suffering from symptoms of venous insufficiency.

AVCC is the first CVR practice in western Massachusetts and its third in the Commonwealth, with additional locations in Woburn and Framingham. CVR centers are also located in Enfield, South Windsor, Bloomfield and Glastonbury, Connecticut.

“Our partnership with Advanced Vein Care Center and Dr. Lee marks our expansion into western Massachusetts. Dr. Lee’s depth of expertise and history of clinical excellence and exceptional patient care are a perfect fit for the patient-centered, state-of-the-art vascular care we pride ourselves on. Alliances like this help us fulfill our commitment to caring for patients with venous disorders throughout the United States.” – Dr. Sanjiv Lakhanpal, CVR CEO

Dr. Lee is an accomplished board-certified general surgeon who has dedicated his practice to treating vein diseases. A graduate of Stanford University, he received his medical degree

from Harvard Medical School and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). Dr. Lee is certified by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography and is a registered vascular technologist (RVT) and a registered physician in vascular interpretation (RPVI).