At The Vein Care Institute, we want to help you free your legs and get back into your life! One of the best parts about living in Colorado is an abundance of opportunities to enjoy an active lifestyle. But when vein disorders strike, getting out and getting active can be difficult at best, and downright painful at worst.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Once we set you on the path toward recovery, you can do anything you want to do without the pain or embarrassment caused by vein issues in your legs. That’s why we designed our state-of-the-art facility with one goal in mind: to provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for all types vein disorders. We believe that with our dedication, quality care and cutting-edge technology, no one should have to put an active lifestyle on hold because of vein disorders!
The Vein Care Institute has received a national accreditation from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) for vein center certification. This translates into a national "seal of approval" for safety, expertise, competence and standards of care for venous disease.
The Vein Care Institute is a one-of-a-kind facility wherein technology, training, skill, and heart combine to provide patients with the best vein care available. Before opening VCI, Dr. Schuh spent nearly the first decade of his General and Vascular Surgery career performing hundreds of traditional vein stripping procedures which required a general anesthesia, resulted in a fair amount of trauma, a prolonged recovery and unpredictable results. In 2006, Dr. Schuh and colleague, Dr. Dana Mann, an Interventional Radiologist, began performing the tremendously more effective endovenous laser ablation procedures. This new technology combined with ultrasound guidance provided such immediate, effective, and long lasting results, in 2007 the Vein Care Institute was created to focus solely on vein disease treatment by laser. VCI is located in the Belmar shopping area in Lakewood. Dr. Darrick Payne joined the practice in 2009. Dr. Schuh was joined by another vascular surgeon, Dr. Brian Ridge, in March of 2010. The majority of the vein ablation procedures done at VCI are performed by our two vascular surgeons.