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Minimally Invasive Vein Care…Amazing Results

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

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

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

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.

Complex Vein Problems

As the region’s only board-certified vascular specialist devoting 100% of his practice to vein disease, Dr. Bock is often asked by referring providers to evaluate and treat cases of complex vein disease. Expert ultrasound diagnosis, long experience, and dedication to vein disease all help the Asheville Vein Center provide thoughtful consultation and up-to-date recommendations.

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.

Ultrasound-Only Evaluations

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.

Dr. Bock attended undergraduate and medical school at the University of Virginia. After a full, six-year residency in general surgery (Chief Resident 1993), he completed a two-year fellowship in vascular surgery at UCLA, where he also held a faculty position and performed research.
Learn More About Dr. Bock
Dr. Bock moved from UCLA to Asheville in 1995, where he founded Mission Health’s vascular program. In 1998 he performed the first FDA-approved endovascular AAA repair in the United States, and one year later became founding director of the Mission Health Vascular Center.
 
In 2005 Dr. Bock began a subspecialty concentration in vein disease. He co-founded Vein Specialists of Carolina Vascular, and soon after began research in vein disease, winning a North Carolina Biotechnology Center grant in 2010 for his work on the treatment of spider veins.
 
He was named to the Board of Directors of Mission Health System in 2005, and served through 2015.
 
Novant Health’s Heart and Vascular Institute and Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte recruited Dr. Bock in 2016, and he served as Chief of Vascular Surgery in Novant’s southern region until 2019.
 
Dr. Bock returns to Asheville as director of the Asheville Vein Center, in an exciting collaboration with the region’s premier dermatology group, Advanced Dermatology and Skin Surgery, P.A.
 
Dr. Bock and his wife Jennifer live in Asheville, in the house they built 20 years ago. Their sons Carson and Spencer attend Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia respectively. Dr. Bock enjoys kayak fishing, roasting his own coffee, and distance running on mountain trails with his friends.

Set Your Legs Free

Flexible Appointments Available

Call — 828-210-7990

12 Medical Park Drive
Asheville, NC 28803 

Asheville Vein Center is a division of Advanced Dermatology & Skin Surgery. Our practice provides dermatologic care to a large number of patients in Western North Carolina and sees patients for general dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, and Mohs surgery.