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Maryland vein practice acquires clinic

May 13, 2015
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Center for Vein Restoration Grand Rapids
The Center for Vein Restoration is a multi-state practice with a “sole focus” on treating varicose and spider veins. Photo via

A multi-state practice specializing in treating varicose and spider veins has expanded its presence in the region by acquiring a local clinic.

The Glenn Dale, Md.-based Center for Vein Restoration said last month that it has acquired the Grand Rapids Vein Clinic, located at 1720 Michigan St. NE.

The center also operates a clinic in Portage.

“High-growth” practice

The Center for Vein Restoration specializes in the treatment of venous insufficiency.

The center now has 37 clinics throughout the U.S., including locations in Connecticut, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Kathleen Hart, director of marketing at Center for Vein Restoration, said both organizations have been focused on bringing complete vein health to the community, making the affiliation a natural fit.

“We’re a high-growth company, and our experience in western Michigan shows there is much demand for our particular specialty,” Hart said. “We’re happy to rise to meet that need. Partnering with the great team at Grand Rapids Vein Clinic ensures we are bringing the highest level of clinical expertise possible to that territory.”

Local patients will have access to expanded options in terms of advanced treatments for venous insufficiency and can discuss treatment options, answer insurance questions and make appointments through the practice’s patient services call center.

Dr. Sanjiv Lakhanpal, president and CEO at Center for Vein Restoration, said venous insufficiency is a condition affecting more than 30 million Americans, and the organization believes treating the potentially serious problem is a right, rather than a privilege.

Lakhanpal said the center is “proud” to expand its practice to “serve more patients than ever and bring genuine relief, so people can get back to feeling better, living better and looking better.”

Local doctors

Although the Grand Rapids Vein Clinic name will change as it integrates with the Center for Vein Restoration, the location and the team will remain the same to serve local patients.

Both Dr. Joseph Marogil and Dr. Laura Kelsey will continue to provide care to their patients.

Marogil, founder of Grand Rapids Vein Clinic, has roughly 20 years of experience with minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins and is a board certified general surgeon. Upon joining the American College of Phlebology in 1986, he launched his clinic and began to focus his practice on the exclusive treatment of varicose and spider veins.

Kelsey joined the Grand Rapids Vein Clinic in 2005. She is board certified in general surgery, a member of the American College of Physicians and serves as president of the alumni board of the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. 

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