Welcome to the Alaska Vein Clinic

Alaska’s Most Experienced Vein Center.

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Welcome to the Alaska Vein Clinic.

Alaska's Most Experienced Vein Center.

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Robert R Artwohl, M.D.

Dr. Artwohl is a board-certified surgeon who specialized in general and vascular surgery for over 20 years before limiting his practice to treating vein disease.

 

Devon Berthiaume, BA, RDMS, RVT

Devon is a highly experienced registered vascular technologist who has been with the Alaska Vein Clinic for over 12 years.  He performs the ultrasound studies and assists Dr. Artwohl in ultrasound-guided procedures

 

Our Staff

Cheryl, Kassi, and Aaron serve patients in a friendly, ethical, and calm environment.  Patients find our staff willing to go the extra mile to help them through the experience at the Alaska Vein Clinic. 

Listen to Dr. Artwohl talk about venous disease on Line One

No physician referral or insurance pre-authorization required for an initial evaluation.

You may call today to join the thousands of Alaskans who have been expertly and safely treated by board-certified surgeon Robert R Artwohl, M.D and his staff at the Alaska Vein Clinic.

UPDATED COVID PRECAUTIONS

(as of 12/2/2022)

ALL AVC STAFF MEMBERS ARE VACCINATED. 

WE ENCOURAGE ALL ALASKANS TO GET VACCINATED. BEING VACCINATED HELPS PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID, PROTECTS AGAINST SEVERE DISEASE, AND SAVES LIVES!

All visitors to the Alaska Vein Clinic are required to wear masks.

We are no longer requiring proof of vaccination, but ask that anyone with fever, cough, malaise, new loss of taste or smell, shortness of breath, muscle aches, or other unusual symptoms to reschedule appointments.

READ ABOUT OUR COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS HERE.

1. ALL PATIENTS AND THOSE ACCOMPANYING THEM SHOULD WEAR A PROPER FITTING ASTM LEVEL 2 FACE MASK (OR ABOVE). LOOSE -FITTING CLOTH MASKS, BANDANAS, AND NECK GAITERS DO NOT OFFER SIGNIFICANT PROTECTION. IF YOU CANNOT SUPPLY YOUR OWN, WE HAVE LIMITED SUPPLY AND WILL PROVIDE ONE AS LONG AS SUPPLIES LAST.

2. NO ONE SHOULD COME TO THE OFFICE WHO HAS A FEVER, DRY COUGH, FATIGUE, LOSS OF APPETITE, LOSS OF SMELL OR TASTE, OR BODY ACHE.

3. IF YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO A COVID INFECTION AND ARE ASYMPTOMATIC, YOU SHOULD WAIT 5 DAYS AND THEN TEST FOR COVID. IF AFTER 5 DAYS AFTER AN EXPOSURE YOU ARE TEST-NEGATIVE AND ASYMPTOMATIC YOU CAN COME TO THE OFFICE WEARING AN ASTM LEVEL 2 MASK. IF YOU TEST POSITIVE THEN YOU SHOULD WAIT UNTIL YOU TEST NEGATIVE.

4. IF HAVE A COVID INFECTION, YOU SHOULD WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE ASYMPTOMATIC AND TEST NEGATIVE BEFORE COMING INTO THE OFFICE.  (THIS USUALLY OCCURS ABOUT 10 TENS AFTER THE ONSET OF SYMPTOMS)

5. WE ARE NO LONGER REQUIRING NEGATIVE COVID TESTS FOR UNVACCINATED PATIENTS.

UPDATED COVID PRECAUTIONS

ALL AVC STAFF MEMBERS ARE VACCINATED. 

WE ENCOURAGE ALL ALASKANS TO GET VACCINATED. BEING VACCINATED HELPS PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID, PROTECTS AGAINST SEVERE DISEASE, AND SAVES LIVES!

READ ABOUT OUR COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS HERE.

1. ALL PATIENTS AND THOSE ACCOMPANYING THEM SHOULD WEAR A PROPER FITTING ASTM LEVEL 2 FACE MASK (OR ABOVE). LOOSE -FITTING CLOTH MASKS, BANDANAS, AND NECK GAITERS DO NOT OFFER SIGNIFICANT PROTECTION. IF YOU CANNOT SUPPLY YOUR OWN, WE HAVE LIMITED SUPPLY AND WILL PROVIDE ONE AS LONG AS SUPPLIES LAST.

2. NO ONE SHOULD COME TO THE OFFICE WHO HAS A FEVER, DRY COUGH, FATIGUE, LOSS OF APPETITE, LOSS OF SMELL OR TASTE, OR BODY ACHE.

3. IF YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO A COVID INFECTION AND ARE ASYMPTOMATIC, YOU SHOULD WAIT 5 DAYS AND THEN TEST FOR COVID. IF AFTER 5 DAYS AFTER AN EXPOSURE YOU ARE TEST-NEGATIVE AND ASYMPTOMATIC YOU CAN COME TO THE OFFICE WEARING AN ASTM LEVEL 2 MASK. IF YOU TEST POSITIVE THEN YOU SHOULD WAIT UNTIL YOU TEST NEGATIVE.

4. IF HAVE A COVID INFECTION, YOU SHOULD WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE ASYMPTOMATIC AND TEST NEGATIVE BEFORE COMING INTO THE OFFICE.  (THIS USUALLY OCCURS ABOUT 10 TENS AFTER THE ONSET OF SYMPTOMS)

5. WE ARE NO LONGER REQUIRING NEGATIVE COVID TESTS FOR UNVACCINATED PATIENTS.

About Varicose Veins and Treatment at the Alaska Vein Clinic

All the procedures listed below are done in-office with little or no downtime. Click each picture to learn more.

Is It A Vein Problem?

Understanding basic vein anatomy and physiology is the basis for understanding your vein treatment.

Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency ablation remains one of the most advanced and safest treatments for venous insufficiency available today.

Venaseal

The VenaSeal™ closure system is a new safe and effective technique that uses a medical adhesive to close the vein.

Diagnostic Ultraound

Diagnostic ultrasound is crucial to diagnose your leg problems and outline your individual treatment plan.

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a long-established method of reducing the appearance of spider and varicose veins.

Compression Stockings

Compression stockings are the mainstay of preventing and treating venous insufficiency.

USGS

USGS (ultrasound guided sclerotherapy) treats defective veins that are hidden beneath the skin.

VeinGogh

VeinGogh uses an electrical technique called ohmic thermolysis to selectively “zap” spider veins.

Is It A Vein Problem?

Understanding basic vein anatomy and physiology is the basis for understanding your vein treatment.

Radiofrequency Ablation

RF ablation remains the most advanced and safest treatment for venous insufficiency available today.

Venaseal

The VenaSeal™ closure system is a new safe and effective technique that uses a medical adhesive to close the vein.

Diagnostic Ultraound

Diagnostic ultrasound is crucial to diagnose your leg problems and outline your individual treatment plan.

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a long-established method of reducing the appearance of spider and varicose veins.

Compression Stockings

Compression stockings are the mainstay of preventing and treating venous insufficiency.

USGS

USGS (ultrasound guided sclerotherapy) treats defective veins that are hidden beneath the skin.

VeinGogh

VeinGogh uses an electrical technique called ohmic thermolysis to selectively “zap” spider veins.

Why Choose the Alaska Vein Clinic?

If you have spider veins, varicose veins, leg swelling, heaviness and tiredness of the legs, itching, burning, pigmentation, and skin ulcers caused by venous insufficiency, you can trust the Alaska Vein Clinic to properly diagnose and treat your problems. 

If you’re not sure your leg problems are related to venous disease, we can help you sort that out as well and get you going in the right direction. And if it turns out you need a venous procedure, you will be in good hands.  

We have safely and successfully performed over 9000 non-surgical minimally invasive outpatient office-based procedures that leave patients with minimal discomfort and no downtime.

We are fully committed to doing what needs to be done and nothing more, and treating each of our patients like each of us would want to be treated.

No insurance preauthorization is required for an initial vein evaluation and ultrasound. We obtain preauthorization for any prescribed procedure that requires it.

We are in-network and preferred providers for Aetna (including all Aetna administered plans), all Blue Cross and Blue Shield programs, GEHA, United Health Care, EBMS, Cigna, and many others. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, and have proudly worked with Veterans referred from the VA for many years. For those patients without insurance, we work out easy payment plans if needed.

Why Choose the Alaska Vein Clinic?

If you have spider veins, varicose veins, leg swelling, heaviness and tiredness of the legs, itching, burning, pigmentation, and skin ulcers caused by venous insufficiency, you can trust the Alaska Vein Clinic to properly diagnose and treat your problems. 

If you’re not sure your leg problems are related to venous disease, we can help you sort that out as well and get you going in the right direction. And if it turns out you need a venous procedure, you will be in good hands.  

We have safely and successfully performed over 7000 non-surgical minimally invasive outpatient office-based procedures that leave patients with minimal discomfort and no downtime.

We are fully committed to doing what needs to be done and nothing more, and treating each of our patients like each of us would want to be treated.

OUR LOCATION

The Alaska Vein Clinic is located on the third floor of the B building in Suite 309 at the Providence Alaska Medical Center.  

3300 Providence Drive • Suite 309 • Anchorage, AK  99508

Phone: 907-222-6240

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