The Columbia Vein Program

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The Columbia Vein Program has the expertise to treat a full range of vein disorders and diseases, from cosmetic concerns to the most serious health emergencies. Patients receive care from a multidisciplinary team with the highest level of knowledge available. Our team includes vein specialists, vascular technologists, and specially trained physician assistants.

In addition to the most advanced techniques available today, we offer the breadth and depth of expertise found only in a comprehensive, multidisciplinary team approach at an academic center. Our patients benefit in numerous ways:

  • Our patient volume allows us to conduct clinical trials of all the newest vein therapies;
  • The most advanced therapies are available at our program before other centers in the country, and at times, the world;
  • Superior outcomes reflect the expertise of our surgeons who either develop or improve minimally invasive venous techniques and teach them to other surgeons;
  • Unlike private centers that may address only cosmetic concerns or early vein problems, our surgeons are expert in the full range of treatments, including the most serious forms of vein disease such as ulcers, bleeding or blood clots.

To get started at the Columbia Vein Program today, fill out our online appointment request form, or call us at one of our many convenient locations.

Stories & Perspectives

State of the Union: Vein Care in 2022

An interview with Danielle Bajakian, MD, vascular surgeon and Director of the Columbia Vein Program.

Your Experience At The Vein Program

Patients receive a comprehensive evaluation: physical examination, family history, and if appropriate, non-invasive ultrasound testing. Based on the results of these evaluations, treatment recommendations can be made.

Patients often seek treatment with us for three main reasons:

  • They wish to improve the cosmetic appearance of their legs
  • They have significant symptoms that affects their lifestyle
  • They have had complications such as ulcers, blood clots, bleeding or phlebitis

Many patients who opt for treatment have a combination of these reasons.

Most procedures are performed in a minimally invasive manner, without cuts or stitches, using local anesthesia or mild sedation. Most patients return home the day of treatment and can resume normal activities in a day or so.

Stories & Perspectives

"Thank You For Giving Me My Life Back"

Learn how Darlene came back from painful leg ulcers.

Our Locations


ColumbiaDoctors Midtown | (212) 305-8665
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019
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Columbia University Irving Medical Center | (212) 305-8665
Herbert Irving Pavilion
161 Fort Washington Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10032-3784
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The Bronx

ColumbiaDoctors Eastern Vascular | (718) 792-8115
3219 E. Tremont Ave.
Bronx, NY 10461
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ColumbiaDoctors Yonkers | (914) 965-2606
984 North Broadway
Suite: 501
Yonkers, NY 10701
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About Vein Disease

Diseases and disorders of the veins affect an estimated 80 million Americans, or about 40% of women and 20% of men overall. Vein disorders include a wide range:

While disease of the small veins may not pose a health risk, diseases of the larger veins can be serious or even life threatening. Serious vein disease can be present without significant symptoms. Patients with any signs of vein disease, or with vein disease who have had complications such as phlebitis, bleeding, ulcers or blood clots, should be evaluated for treatment in order to prevent progression to more dangerous forms of disease.

Stories & Perspectives

"It’s Like I Have New Legs"

Read how a minimally-invasive vein procedure changed Ron’s life 

Our Team

To meet our team and take control of your vein health today, call one of the numbers above, or fill out our online appointment request form. We look forward to being your partners in care.