Dr. Hugh Pabarue, M.D., comes from an eight-year background in private practice as a pediatric and internal medicine physician. In both 2011 and 2012, Metro Parent Magazine honored him as a “Mom Approved Doctor.” He obtained training to become a vein doc. He has specialized in venous treatments for seven years now, performing the various in-office vein treatments at the Clinton Township, Michigan branch of Metro Vein Centers.
The vein doc maintains his memberships to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Like other MVC doctors, Dr. Pabarue is a member of the American Medical Association and has been accepted as a member of the American College of Phlebology.
Dr. Paharue earned the Michigan Scholar Award from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he obtained his bachelors degree. He earned a masters degree in biochemistry and molecular biology at Wright State University. He then attended medical school at the Medical College of Ohio and did his residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan.
Metro Vein Centers
MVC offices are located in Michigan, Texas, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York.
All MVC physicians are members of the American Medical Association for their expertise in their field. They are also all members of the American College of Phlebology, which is the premier society for vein doctors. MVC doctors are known nationwide as experts in the use of cutting-edge vein treatment techniques.
Varicose Vein Treatments Performed at Metro Vein Centers
Today’s most advanced techniques to treat problematic veins include ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, endovenous laser ablation (EVLA), and radiofrequency ablation (RFA).
Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy –
This procedure is used to treat spider veins, small varicose veins, malformed blood vessels, and hemorrhoids.
Ultrasound lets the doctor see where the veins are. Duplex ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy is used to treat some larger veins. Sclerotherapy involves the injection of a medicated sclerosing solution into blood vessels. The solution causes the vessels to immediately close down and reabsorb into the body.
Spider veins lie just under the skin, often on the face, The in-office procedure is performed in under 30 minutes. Patients recover immediately.
It may take more than one trip to the office to get rid of all of the problematic veins. Insurance may not cover this procedure.
Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) –
EVLA treats varicose veins and their symptoms at their source through the use of a laser beam. It is used to treat the greater and the small saphenous veins along with the side branches.
A tiny optic fiber is inserted into veins that have unhealthy valves. Laser light heats the areas that the doctor wants to close. When the laser is withdrawn, healing begins. The treated veins close and reabsorb into the body, causing the blood supply to reroute through other veins.
This procedure requires just local anesthesia, is minimally evasive, and only takes an hour. EVLAs are almost always covered by insurance. The only down side is that the patient experiences minor discomfort.
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) –
Like EVLA, RFA treats varicose veins and their symptoms at their source. RFA does its magic through the use of radio waves.
A catheter is inserted into veins that have unhealthy valves. Radio waves are emitted, and the resulting heat causes the veins to close. The catheter is withdrawn and healing begins. The veins close and reabsorb into the body. Blood reroutes itself through the available healthy veins.
Local anesthesia is used and the one-hour procedure is minimally invasive. Only minor discomfort is experienced.