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Minimally Invasive Vein Care…Amazing Results
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The Asheville Vein Center is open to serve patients with vein problems and venous disease. We offer both in-person and telemedicine visits for patients with leg symptoms (pain, aching, burning, itching, cramping, skin changes, ulcers, wounds, blood clots, or other medical issues). From May 11 forward, we also offer visits and care for people with cosmetic concerns as well.
Both newly referred and established patients depend on us, and we will remain open and ready to help—in our safe, non-hospital environment—throughout the pandemic.
We maintain strict standards for COVID-19 safety:
- Our staff wear personal protective equipment and maintain social distancing when appropriate.
- Social distancing is maintained in our the waiting room, which rarely contains more than one patient.
- We routinely screen staff and patients for symptoms of COVID-19, including temperature checks.
- We employ strict cleaning protocol sand “touch free” zones for patients to minimize exposure.
- We are happy to offer and facilitate telemedicine appointments when desired and appropriate.
Asheville Vein Center
The Asheville Vein Center was designed and built expressly for the treatment of vein problems. It’s all we do. We deliver professional, ethical, highest-quality care of both symptomatic and cosmetic vein problems, all in a relaxing, comfortable setting.
Richard Bock, MD is Western North Carolina’s only board-certified vascular specialist providing 100% vein care.
We are conveniently located in Asheville, NC just off I-40, less than a mile from Biltmore Village.
We accept and receive many physician referrals—but no physician referral is required or expected. Many patients find us on their own.
Treatments and Procedures
“As the region’s only board-certified specialist providing 100% vein care, we take our responsibility seriously,” Dr. Bock says. “The Asheville Vein Center uses the latest, proven technology to diagnose and treat, minimizing discomfort and maximizing results in a safe, patient-centered environment.”
Spider veins can affect anyone, young or old. We use the latest, proven methods for treating unsightly and bothersome spider veins. When appropriate, we treat any “feeding veins” underneath, which if left unaddressed can lead to failure and recurrence. We use modern techniques and sclerotherapy agents (no “saline injections”), and we focus on minimizing discomfort, maximizing results, and keeping patients active from the moment they leave our office.
Bulging varicose veins are unsightly and can be miserable. Dr. Bock offers a variety of techniques for unsightly and painful bulging varicose veins. He is an expert in microphlebecomy, in which tiny micro-incisions are used to treat the problem with zero recurrence. We also offer ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy when appropriate. Both treatments can be combined with vein ablation procedures.
Deep, aching, painful legs often result from diseased valves in the saphenous veins—frequently even when no varicose veins are visible on the legs. Our Registered Vascular Technologist provides expert ultrasound diagnosis of abnormal veins, allowing us to treat with precision. We never perform “vein stripping”. Instead, we target abnormal veins and vein valves with minimally invasive treatments, using laser, radio-frequency, or adhesive “glue” technology. Results are effective and durable.
Venous Stasis Ulcers
Venous stasis ulcers are estimated to affect one in fifty Americans. Our understanding of venous ulcers has been revolutionized over the last ten years, and we are often able to cure or dramatically reduce suffering from venous ulcers. While we are not a wound center, we do work closely with wound care providers in providing diagnosis and treatment of many cases.
WLOS (December 23, 2019) – Treatment for venous ulcer helps WNC woman get back on her feet
Ultrasound-only evaluations are offered to WNC referring physicians requesting timely, expert evaluation of vein disease performed by a Registered Vascular Technologist and interpreted by Dr. Bock.
Meet Dr. Richard Bock
Richard Bock, MD is board-certified in Vascular Surgery by the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of the American Venous and Lymphatic Society and the American Venous Forum. He has sub-specialized in vein problems since 2005, and has performed extensive research on vein disease. In March 2016, he was published in the New England Journal of Medicine as first author of its lead article.